Latest Missing persons News

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in which...

Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fire

Aug. 23, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching Friday for more than 30 people believed missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least three people. The vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire...

Man accused in 1987 Canada abduction pleads guilty in US

Aug. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man who authorities say abducted his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and lived on the lam for 31 years pleaded guilty Thursday to a U.S. charge in Connecticut. Allan Mann Jr. admitted to a federal judge in New Haven that he provided false information about his identity to...

At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

Aug. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 201 people have been killed and 63 are missing following flooding across China in July and August, according to government rescue services. The most recent deaths came in mountainous western Sichuan province, where eight were killed and 23 missing as of Wednesday morning. Earlier in...

Search intensifies for 2 missing firefighters off Florida

Aug. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are ramping up the search for two missing firefighters who set out by boat last week from the state's Atlantic coast. Jacksonville Interim Fire Chief Keith Powers said the agency was calling for as "many boats" as could be mustered Tuesday in the ongoing...

Colombia ex-rebels join quest to find nation's missing

Aug. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ex-combatants with Colombia's once largest guerrilla group turned over names and information Tuesday on several hundred people who went missing during the nation's long civil conflict in a first step toward helping more families find closure. The list was provided to a special unit...

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in...

Search resumes for remains of missing Michigan girls

Aug. 20, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in suburban Detroit are searching for the remains of missing girls, more than a year after a similar excavation. Heavy machines are in Macomb County's Macomb Township, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Detroit. The excavation began Monday in a wooded area near...

Hiker recalls harrowing week in Montana-Idaho wilderness

Aug. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) — A Utah man said he ate berries and bugs to survive for nearly a week while lost in wilderness along the Idaho-Montana border. Kaden Laga, 25, is about to become a father and told himself he had to survive and make it home to his pregnant wife no matter what, he told Salt Lake City...

Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Djokovic also knocked out

Aug. 17, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the...