Latest Missing persons News

Police say 36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo

Sep. 16, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo say 36 people are missing after a boat sank on the Congo River east of the capital, Kinshasa. The national police said Sunday that about 76 people were rescued after the accident near the Mambutuka locality about 80 kilometers (49 miles) outside Kinshasa. The boat had...

Mississippi man charged with kidnapping missing Atlanta girl

Sep. 16, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old Atlanta girl who had been reported missing. News outlets report Emanuel Moore also is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Moore was arrested this month after Mississippi troopers found him in a...

Police: Body found in Baltimore may be that of missing woman

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a body found Baltimore may be that of a woman reported missing this month. News outlets report the body was found Saturday morning wrapped in blankets and trash bags in the southwestern part of the city. Detective Donny Moses says authorities were called to the scene by a...

Courts free more suspects in case of disappeared students

Sep. 15, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Courts have exonerated another 24 people implicated in one of the country's most notorious crimes, the disappearance of 43 students, a federal official said Sunday. The Interior Secretary said that 21 of the detainees were freed the previous evening after courts found various violations...

DNA confirms ID of remains found in Louisiana woods

Sep. 14, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Human remains found in Louisiana's Natchitoches Parish have been identified as a man who was reported missing last year. Deputy Coroner Steven Clanton said Friday that DNA analysis by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab confirms the remains as 44-year-old Donnie E. Collins Jr., of...

Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

Sep. 13, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the northern Bahamas. The...

Missing teen's body recovered from Idaho waterfall

Sep. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Search crews have recovered the body of a 16-year-old north-central Idaho boy who went missing after falling over a waterfall on Elk Creek. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports search crews located the body of Luis Diaz on Wednesday, but were unable to reach the remains until Thursday...

Washington authorities investigate body found in Liberty Bay

Sep. 13, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Washington authorities have announced a body was discovered in Liberty Bay. The Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday that the Poulsbo Police Department has started an investigation after the body was found near the Port of Poulsbo marina northwest of Seattle. Authorities say the body has not...

NC sheriff: Human remains found in missing person case

Sep. 13, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they think human remains that were recently discovered may be those of a person reported missing this summer. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Thursday that the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said they found the remains last weekend in...

Sheriff: Georgia man charged in murder of missing man

Sep. 13, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a missing man was found dead in a shallow grave and the man who murdered him has been arrested. News outlets report 41-year-old John Daniels was arrested and charged with murder in the death of John Jones. Jones had been missing since Aug. 28. An arrest...