Latest Missing persons News

More charges for man accused of claiming to be missing child

Apr. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday accuses an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Illinois of lying to federal agents and of identity theft. Brian Michael Rini, 23, of Medina, now faces two counts of lying to federal agents and one count of aggravated...

Brit who helped save Thai kids rescued from Tennessee cave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a diver who helped save a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand last year has himself been rescued from a cave in Tennessee. Jackson County Emergency Management spokesman Derek Woolbright said Josh Bratchley had been missing for nearly 28 hours when...

Landfill search for missing Colorado mom's remains ends

Apr. 17, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have ended the search of a Colorado landfill for the remains of a woman thought to have been beaten to death by her fiance. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the search for 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth's remains at a landfill about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of...

Congo's president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks

Apr. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each week....

The Latest: Miami Beach teen seen as threatening Columbine

Apr. 17, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on threats that put Denver-area schools on alert (all times local): 5 a.m. Police in South Florida say a young woman being sought for allegedly posing a credible threat that has put Denver-area schools on lockdown was reported missing on Monday night by her parents....

Russian court grants early release to would-be IS bride

Apr. 16, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Tuesday granted parole to a Moscow student who was sent to prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria. The court in Russia's northwest upheld Varvara Karaulova's plea to cut her prison sentence by one year and 10 days. The 23-year old Moscow State University...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a boater reported missing by his wife. The agency said in a news release that 71-year-old Grant Neie was reported overdue Sunday while on a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa, in a 38-foot (11-meter) sailboat. Officials say Neie is in a white twinhull...

Man guilty of killing wife after son finds body years later

Apr. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of the 1993 murder of his wife, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. The Florida Times-Union reports that a jury found Michael Haim guilty of second-degree murder Friday for killing...

Collapse of buildings in Rio kills 3 in militia-run area

Apr. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters dug through rubble Friday in search of survivors after two condemned buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three people, injuring 13 and leaving another 13 missing. The collapse of the four-story buildings underscored the shoddy infrastructure that...

APNewsBreak: Other lies by child-impostor suspect alleged

Apr. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child was also accused of making up stories while in prison, threatening other inmates and refusing orders from guards, prison records show. Brian Rini threatened to make a false rape claim against a guard, falsely...