Latest Missing persons News

Search for girl in rural Arizona creek enters 2nd week

Dec. 7, 2019 12:15 AM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are still hoping to find a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week now since being swept away in a rural Arizona creek. Gila County Sheriff's officials say searchers will resume using boats and drones Saturday in Tonto Basin in their recovery effort...

Missing Virginia man found dead on Blue Ridge Parkway

Dec. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The body of a Virginia man, missing for more than a month, was found Friday near the Thunder Ridge Overlook parking area off the Blue Ridge Parkway. National Park Service Rangers received a call that a body was found near a hiking trail less than a mile away from the parking area in...

Updated list in Alaska shows 1,239 missing people since 1960

Dec. 6, 2019 7:18 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's list of missing people has been updated and now contains 1,239 names, public safety officials said Friday. The Missing Person Clearinghouse produced by the Alaska Department of Public Safety lists people missing from 1960 through Dec. 1. The online registry is the...

Search continues for missing 1-year-old in Connecticut

Dec. 6, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — The search for a missing 1-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in her home continued Friday as authorities urged anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward. Police searched a wooded area in Derby behind two donation bins Friday, but it has not turned up any new...

Missing Missouri woman's phone, shoes found during search

Dec. 6, 2019 11:28 AM EST

RICH HILL, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a missing Missouri mother say they are growing increasingly concerned after deputies found the woman's phone, backpack and shoes. Nicole Mallatt's belongings were found Thursday within 100 yards (91 meters) of her home in Bates County, about 70 miles (110 kilometers)...

Police: Teen held captive at Louisiana motel by Alabama man

Dec. 6, 2019 8:38 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say a missing Florida teen has been rescued from a Louisiana motel where she was being held captive by a man now charged with kidnapping and rape. Jonathan Andrew Gibson, of Lillian, Alabama, was jailed without bond in Alexandria, Louisiana, as of Thursday, according to...

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately...

Amber Alert issued for girl, 1, whose mother was found dead

Dec. 5, 2019 10:24 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the mother of a still missing 1-year-old toddler, who was found dead inside a Connecticut home. On Thursday, authorities identified Christine Holloway, the mother of missing toddler Venessa Morales, as the woman who was found dead inside their home on...

No sign of Maine woman who didn't show up on Thanksgiving

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine who have been searching for a missing woman for days turned up nothing with a sonar search of a portion of the Presumpscot River. Thirty-seven-year-old Anneliese Heinig, of Richmond, was last seen early on Nov. 26 walking along Interstate 295 near where it...

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery...