Latest Missing persons News

Reward offered in missing children case; mother charged

Nov. 27, 2020 7:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that would help find two young children from Kansas City, Missouri, who have been missing since Nov. 9. Meanwhile, their mother has been charged with kidnapping. WDAF-TV reports that 7-year-old Avontay Reed and 4-year-old Kelvontae...

5000 Alabama students haven't shown up for any sort of class

Nov. 26, 2020 10:33 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Preliminary reports indicate that more than 5,000 Alabama public school students haven’t shown up for any sort of classes, virtual or in-person, state Education Superintendent Eric Mackey said. The students are likely to have a hard time catching up and the enrollment drop...

Maine fishing community mourns loss of 4 fishermen at sea

Nov. 25, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Maine's commercial fishing community is mourning the loss of four fishermen who went missing when an 82-foot (25-meter) fishing vessel sank off Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the crew of the Portland-based Emmy Rose that sank early...

FBI, BIA searching for 8-year-old girl last seen in 2019

Nov. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Missing and Endangered Person Advisory was issued Wednesday for an 8-year-old girl who was last seen on the Crow Indian Reservation in March 2019, the Montana Department of Justice said. The search for Mildred Alexis Old Crow began on Nov. 19 when her non-custodial family members...

WVa man pleads to manslaughter in wife's disappearance

Nov. 25, 2020 12:03 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the death of his wife, who disappeared in 2016. Arthur Owen Woods, 41, of Mount Nebo, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday before a Kanawha County circuit judge, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. He...

Human remains found in 2018 are Hugo man missing since 2008

Nov. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EST

HUGO, Okla. (AP) — Human remains found in southeastern Oklahoma have been identified as those of a Hugo man reported missing in 2008, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. The remains are those of John Lafayette Mangrum, who was 67 when he disappeared. A missing person report on Mangrum...

Missing Wichita man found fatally shot in jeep

Nov. 24, 2020 1:01 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A missing man who was believed to be in danger has been found fatally shot in his jeep, police said. Authorities are investigating the death of Jeremy Cook as a homicide after finding his body Monday in Wichita. Police had asked the public for help in locating him and a citizen called...

Darwin notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge library

Nov. 24, 2020 9:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University launched an appeal Tuesday to find two valuable notebooks written by Charles Darwin after they were reported as stolen from the university’s library. The notebooks, estimated to be worth millions of pounds, include the 19th-century scientist’s famous...

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

Nov. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice projects created...

Mississippi man gets 40 years for killing wife, burning body

Nov. 23, 2020 5:06 PM EST

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife and burning her body. Charles Eugene Bowman was sentenced on Monday on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence, The Sun Herald reported. He declined to say anything in court before...