Latest Missing persons News

Rescue teams search for missing people at the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Iran FM says West using Beirut blast to dictate policies

Aug. 14, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran's top diplomat on Friday accused Western countries of taking advantage of Beirut’s massive explosion last week that killed and injured thousands to dictate their own policies on Lebanon. The comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came during a visit to...

Juana Perez, whose 2 1/2 year-old son Dylan is missing, holds a poster of him outside of the presidential palace where she seeks help from President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador to find him, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The search for Perez's boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico's Chiapas state three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery: 23 abducted children being kept at a house and forced to sell trinkets in the street. PĂ©rez said officials told her that her son had not yet been found. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Missing 2-year-old found in southern Mexico; returned to mom

Aug. 14, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 2-year-old boy whose abduction set off a hunt that helped rescue other stolen children sat on his mother's lap Friday as officials in southern Mexico described how they finally tracked him down. Chiapas state prosecutor Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca said that investigators located the woman...

Man charged with killing 2 Wisconsin men disputes 2 charges

Aug. 14, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin are seeking to have two charges of abandoning a corpse dismissed in the case. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, is facing the death penalty in the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel,...

Dive teams recover bodies of man, woman from Lake Washington

Aug. 14, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state dive teams have recovered the bodies of a man and woman who drowned last weekend in Lake Washington, which straddles Seattle and Bellevue. Police said the King County Medical Examiner is working to identify the two to determine if they are the same people who went missing...

Human remains found in southern Washington identified

Aug. 14, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — One of two sets of human remains found in southern Washington state last week has been identified as a 25-year-old California man who went missing last year. The Yakima Herald reports Josiah Michael “Jo” Hilderbrand was identified through dental records, Yakima County...

Police: Body found in 1993 ID'd as missing Colorado woman

Aug. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The body of a Colorado woman found at a makeshift campsite in 1993 has been identified, reigniting the search for the person or people responsible for her death, authorities said. The Douglas County sheriff's office announced Thursday that Rebecca Ann Redecker, 20, was...

FBI seeks help from public to find woman last in Florida

Aug. 13, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Georgia woman whose toddler was found wandering alone in a South Florida parking lot last month. Federal agents are investigating every possibility as to why Leila Cavett, 21, of Atlanta, went missing, FBI Miami Special...

The Parlitobel canyon is pictured during an on-site visit in Vaettis, Switzerland, Thursday, August 13, 2020. Swiss authorities say three Spanish tourists on a canyoning tour have died and one is missing after a heavy storm. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

3 Spaniards dead, 1 missing in Swiss canyoning accident

Aug. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three Spanish tourists were killed and one is presumed dead after a flash flood in a part of the Swiss Alps where they were canyoning, authorities in Switzerland said Thursday. Police in the eastern canton (state) of St. Gallen said they were alerted to the men's disappearance late Wednesday...

Arizona Indigenous cold cases to be probed by new task force

Aug. 13, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials are opening an office in Arizona aimed at investigating cold cases involving Indigenous people who have been killed or are missing. The office will open in the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix on Thursday. The task force is part of an effort to address unsolved...

Search for missing Lake Tahoe boater now a recovery effort

Aug. 13, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

GLENBROOK, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search at Lake Tahoe for a New Jersey man who sent missing during a boating trip over the weekend. The Coast Guard responded to a report of an unmanned boat drifting near the lake’s east shore in the vicinity of Glenbrook at about 6 p.m....