Latest Missing persons News

Suspect in family's kidnapping found; victims still missing

Oct. 05, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of kidnapping a Sikh family, including an 8-month-old baby, in central California tried to kill himself Tuesday and is hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. The family is still missing. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said...

Mother of missing Mexico woman killed, 4th since early 2021

Oct. 04, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Yet another mother searching for her disappeared child has been killed in Mexico, the fourth murder of a volunteer search activist in Mexico since the start of 2021. Activists said Tuesday the victim was Esmeralda Gallardo, who led efforts to find her missing...

Missouri man convicted in brothers' deaths admits to fraud

Oct. 04, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a cattle fraud scheme that he tried to cover up by killing two Wisconsin brothers. The U.S. attorneys office said 28-year-old Garland Nelson, of Braymer, must forfeit more than $215,000 after admitting to mail fraud...

Arms factory explosion in Bulgaria kills 1, leaves 2 missing

Oct. 04, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An explosion in a weapons factory in southern Bulgaria killed a 55-year-old man and left two women missing Tuesday. Health officials have confirmed the death of the man and said one woman was taken to hospital with a severe brain injury. ...

Remains identified as those of girl, 14, missing since 1969

Oct. 04, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Remains found a decade ago have been identified as those of a teenager girl who went missing in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a half-century ago, state police said. State police in Wilkes-Barre said Tuesday that the remains were identified as those of...

American man missing after falling from raft in Bali river

Oct. 04, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities suspended their search Tuesday evening for an American man who fell into a fast-flowing river while whitewater rafting on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali. The search was halted as darkness fell and will be resumed Wednesday morning,...

Crash of small plane into house investigated; 3 dead

Oct. 03, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Federal investigators hope to determine what caused a single-engine plane to crash into a house in northern Minnesota, killing three on board and narrowly missing two people asleep in the house. Officials say the Cessna 172 Skyhawk went down shortly before...

Libyan authorities: 42 bodies discovered in mass grave

Oct. 02, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s Missing Persons Authority announced Sunday the discovery of 42 bodies buried in a mass grave in the central coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group. In a statement, the authority’s spokesperson said the 42...

Genealogy tests give answers to family of missing woman

Oct. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Veronique Duperly spent most of 1975 plastering posters of her younger sister’s high school yearbook picture onto street corners all around Fairfax County. Next to the photo, she typed: “Missing 17-year-old Choubi Gildawie.” “God, I...

Missouri man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 Wisconsin brothers

Sep. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man pleaded guilty Friday to killing two brothers from Wisconsin after they came to his farm in 2019 to collect a debt from a cattle contract. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the...