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University police chief tapped for missing persons post

May. 27, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cherokee Nation citizen who is a veteran law enforcement officer was selected to serve as Oklahoma’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator, Oklahoma's three U.S. attorneys announced in a joint statement on Wednesday. Patti Buhl is a 25-year law enforcement...

In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020, photo, emergency personnel dredge a pond at Shoreline Lakeside Apartments during their search for missing children Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, in Tulsa, Okla. Searchers used sonar to examine the pond for the two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

May. 27, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body. Officer Jeanne Pierce said the body believed to be that of Miracle...

Human remains inside car recovered from Willamette River

May. 27, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — A car with human remains inside has been pulled from the Willamette River in Milwaukie, authorities say. A video crew from a Bend-based outfit called Adventures with Purpose was filming the vehicle recovery on Tuesday at a boat ramp, according to Milwaukie police. Part of the...

Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in lake at campground

May. 27, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

PEEBLES, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing at a southern Ohio campground this week has been found in a lake there, authorities said. Cameron Walters was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday at the Mineral Springs Lake Resort, a 350-acre campground in Peebles. Emergency responders and...

Body of missing Oklahoma boy, 9, found in nearby pond

May. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATOKA, Oklahoma (AP) — The body of a 9-year-old Oklahoma boy who had gone missing was found in a pond near his home, authorities say. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday that the body of Triston Weeden had been located. He went missing Saturday evening. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Scott Hampton told...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Elledge, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the death of his wife Mengqi Ji Elledge of Columbia, although her body has not been found. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Man pleads not guilty to murdering missing Missouri wife

May. 26, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in the presumed death of his Chinese wife, who hasn't been seen since last year. Joseph Elledge was charged in February with murder in the death of Mengqi Ji Elledge, 28, of Columbia, although her body has not been...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

May. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa firefighters joined Tulsa police in searching a pond...

2 bodies found on Alabama coast near search area

May. 26, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Searchers have found two bodies on the Alabama coast near where crews have been searching for two Louisiana men who went missing in the surf. WALA-TV reports that authorities in Orange Beach say a body washed up Tuesday morning at Gulf State Park, and a second one was found later...

Wanted suspect arrested in slaying of missing Maryland man

May. 26, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have arrested a suspect who was wanted on murder charges in the death of a missing man found slain in the woods, according to State Police. State Police's fugitive task force had been searching for James A. Reddick Jr., 29, for more than a week before authorities...

Family: Mississippi man found dead in Alabama wanted iPhone

May. 26, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man found shot to death in Alabama was lured across the state line by someone offering a cheap used iPhone, his family said. Michael Jones, of Columbus, Miss., was traveling to meet with a seller on the “Letgo” trading app, according to Joshua Tatum,...