Latest Missing persons News

Number of disappeared in Mexico rises to over 73,000

Jul. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of missing and disappeared in Mexico has risen to 73,201, and the vast majority — 71,678 — have gone missing since drug gang violence began increasing in 2006. The government reported Monday that the other 1,523 disappeared during counterinsurgency and other...

A mourner passes by a memorial altar for late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 13, 2020. Mayor Park was found dead in wooded hill in northern Seoul on Friday after massive police searches for him. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Funeral for Seoul mayor held as allegation details emerge

Jul. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mourners wept and deeply bowed before the coffin of Seoul’s mayor during his funeral Monday, while a lawyer came forward with details about sexual harassment allegations against the late politician. The allegations have split many in South Korea over how to remember Park...

Members of #TeamVanessa and FIEL Houston gather demanding justice for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen on the Dunlavy Street bridge that goes over the Southwest Freeway in Houston on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Army: Independent probe coming after Fort Hood soldier death

Jul. 10, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials announced Friday they will begin an independent review of the command climate at Fort Hood following calls from members of Congress and community activists for a more thorough investigation into the killing of a soldier from the Texas base. Secretary of the Army...

People walk on a road damaged by water following a heavy rain in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, central Japan Friday, July 10, 2020. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and hot springs, have been flooded by massive downpours that have lasted for nearly a week. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

Jul. 10, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend. The death toll has risen to 66 as of Friday morning, with 16 others still missing, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency...

FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe “Glee” star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. “Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon speaks during a press conference at Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Police on Thursday, July 9, said the mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are underway. (Cheon Jin-hwan/Newsis via AP)

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

Jul. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said. Police said they located Park...

Man charged in death of Indiana teen last seen in 1986

Jul. 9, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an Indiana teenager who was last seen in 1986, authorities said Thursday. The Fayette County sheriff's department identified the man as Shawn McClung. Denise Pflum, an 18-year-old high school senior, disappeared after...

A landslide is seen near an exit of a highway in Kyoto, western Japan Thursday, July 9, 2020. Pounding rain spread to central Japan and triggered mudslides. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Jul. 9, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas...

Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway

Jul. 9, 2020 5:43 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway.

Coroner says boy found in Eagle River accidentally drowned

Jul. 8, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a body pulled from the Eagle River in western Colorado is that of a 3-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a month. Sebastian Rodriguez Castro went missing June 5 near an apartment complex in Eagle where he lived. Hundreds of volunteers and first...