Latest Missing persons News

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

May. 24, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Police seek Oregon man in case of missing mother and son, 3

May. 23, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities searching for a single mother and her 3-year-old son identified the child's biological father as a person of interest in the case Thursday, the same day they converged on two rural properties in the 10-day-old hunt. Police in Salem, Oregon, want to question Michael...

Houston police chief asks public to help to find girl's body

May. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The police chief in Houston said Thursday that evidence shows a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month was killed, and he's asking for the public's help in finding her body. "She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper...

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

May. 23, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer. Not just because, as the first...

Searchers find small plane in Lake Michigan; 2 men missing

May. 23, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have found the wreckage of a small plane that went missing over Lake Michigan with two men aboard. The Michigan State Police and Benzie County Sheriff's Office say searchers found the plane Wednesday about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the coastal city of Frankfort, in...

LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

May. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union reported....

Tech is vital element in search for missing Hawaii woman

May. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Technology is becoming a vital element in the search for a woman who went missing in a rural Hawaii forest. Volunteers searching for 35-year-old Amanda Heller are employing GPS devices and computers with live feeds and real-time data from the parking lot of the Makawao Forest Reserve...

Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

May. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data. Oregon, home to nine federally...

Mother of missing Texas girl wants to hope she's alive

May. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Texas girl who hasn't been seen for weeks says she wants to hope her daughter is still alive. Brittany Bowens told KTRK television Friday that she may never know what really happened to Maleah Davis but that "as a mother" she wants to hold onto hope. Bowens' former...