Latest Kidnapping News

Man who helped kidnap storage warehouse manager gets 5 years

Jan. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of two men who kidnapped a Public Storage warehouse manager at gunpoint, mistakenly thinking the manager had stolen their nearly 500 pounds of marijuana, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the sentence for Trent...

Prosecutor: Husband in missing mom case took memorial items

Jan. 23, 2020 8:55 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home, according to a state prosecutor. Stamford State’s...

Woman charged in tot's death seeks to have statements tossed

Jan. 22, 2020 9:22 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her toddler son and telling police he had been kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home is seeking to have prosecutors barred from using her statements to police in court. Twenty-five-year-old Nakira Griner of...

Suspect in child abduction sent for psychiatric evaluation

Jan. 22, 2020 2:21 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with abducting an 11-year-old girl was ordered by a judge Wednesday to undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation. Miguel Rodriguez, 24, of Springfield, appeared in Springfield District Court for a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society and...

Woman who stole an SUV with 3 kids inside is back in jail

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of commandeering a Jeep with three children inside it last fall is back in jail following her arrest for violating bail. Shannon Lee Dupree, 42, of Wilton, was indicted this month on three counts of kidnapping, and faces nine other charges, the Sun Journal...

Officer who tried to kidnap girl gets over 4 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2020 2:00 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An off-duty Cleveland police officer who pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for a school bus has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison. Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, apologized in court Tuesday before a Cuyahoga County judge sentenced him in a plea agreement that...

Murder, kidnapping suspect sentenced for possessing guns

Jan. 21, 2020 4:45 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man facing state murder and kidnapping charges has been sentenced to four years in prison on a federal gun count. Iosia Fiso, 25, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and was sentenced Friday to the four-year prison term followed by...

Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants

Jan. 21, 2020 12:30 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Tuesday that five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines. The five being held hostage were among eight Indonesians on a Malaysian fishing boat that was fishing in Malaysian waters before it was...

League's leader Matteo Salvini gestures during a campaign rally in view of the upcoming local elections in the Emilia Romagna region, in Maranello, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's Salvini asks for trial, his party's lawmakers oblige

Jan. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini dared lawmakers to lift his Senate immunity Monday so he could be tried for allegedly keeping migrants hostage for days aboard a coast guard rescue ship, and they did. But the only Senate immunity commission members who ended up voting in...

This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows Brian Sellen, whom Northern California authorities are seeking after allegedly kidnapping a 1-year-old girl near the popular Santa Cruz, Calif., beach boardwalk. Santa Cruz police chief Andy Mills said Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020, they are looking for Sellen, who should be with the child. It is not clear what Sellen's relationship is to the child. (Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)

Girl safe after Santa Cruz manhunt, search for kidnapper

Jan. 17, 2020 8:14 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A 1-year-old girl was brought out of a Northern California home, apparently unharmed, following an hours-long standoff after police said her father kidnapped her near the popular Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. Santa Cruz police chief Andy Mills said Friday morning that officials...