Latest Missing persons News

Judge won't toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

Jan. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Tuesday that the judge accepted FBI assertions...

Missouri boy's caregiver pleads not guilty in his death

Jan. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A caregiver who reported a 4-year-old Missouri boy missing about a week before his body was found has pleaded not guilty in his death. KRCG reports 26-year-old Quatavia Givens, of Jefferson City, is charged with neglect or abuse of a child resulting in death. She entered her plea...

Landslide engulfs Pakistani bus with workers, killing 8

Jan. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a landslide triggered by this week's rains engulfed a bus carrying workers on a dam project in the northwest, killing eight people. Regional police chief Raja Abdul Saboor says the incident took place on a hilly road late on Monday. He says rescuers managed to retrieve...

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus

Jan. 14, 2019 11:24 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus near her home, authorities said Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told detectives that "he knew that...

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

Jan. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Wisconsin prosecutors say they expect to release more information soon on the case against a man charged with kidnapping...

Saudi facing assault charges flees after embassy posts bail

Jan. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EST

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) — Officials in Canada say a 28-year-old Saudi Arabian man charged with sexually assaulting a Canadian woman has gone missing. Nova Scotia's prosecution service said Monday that Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had bail posted by the Saudi Arabian Embassy last year in the case involving...

Report: Saudi students disappear while facing Oregon charges

Jan. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In December 2014, a university student from Saudi Arabia was arrested in Monmouth and accused of raping a classmate after giving her marijuana and shots of Jack Daniel's. Bail was set at a half-million dollars. The judge ordered the student, Abdulaziz Al Duways, to turn over his...

Inmate convicted in child's death killed in Oklahoma prison

Jan. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials say a man convicted of murder in the 1997 disappearance of his 8-year-old neighbor has been killed in prison. The Oklahoma Department of Correction says Anthony Palma was found unresponsive in his cell late Friday. Investigators believe his cellmate killed him....

Search for 2-year-old Spanish toddler in narrow well

Jan. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — More than 100 firefighters and emergency workers in southern Spain searched Monday for a 2-year-old toddler who fell into a narrow and deep borehole. Rescuers have been unable to get into the borehole, which is no wider than 25 centimeters (10 inches) in diameter and is believed to go down...

Family: Wisconsin teen in 'good spirits' post-kidnap, escape

Jan. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months said Sunday she's in "exceptionally good spirits." Jayme Closs on Thursday fled the cabin near the small town of Gordon where she said she had been...