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Sheriff: Newly ID'd Gacy victim's death was news to family

Oct. 26, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the discovery of more than two dozen bodies stashed under John Wayne Gacy's house near Chicago was making headlines all over the world in the late 1970s, Francis Wayne Alexander's family in New York didn't think much of it. The way they saw it,...

Woman found dead near car linked to missing Arkansas woman

Oct. 26, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body was found in northeastern Oklahoma near the vehicle and personal items that belonged to an 82-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Arkansas. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the woman's body...

Greece: 3 girls, 1 woman die after migrant dinghy sinks

Oct. 26, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three girls and a woman died after a dinghy transporting migrants from the coast of Turkey sank Tuesday near the eastern Greek island of Chios, Greek authorities said. The coast guard said another 22 people - 14 men, seven women and a child - were...

UK police force apologizes for failing slain sisters' family

Oct. 26, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s police force has apologized to the family of two murdered sisters, saying its initial response to the crime was “below the standard that it should have been.” The mother of the two women dismissed the apology Tuesday as too little, too late,...

Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

Two charged in 30-year-old missing baby case in N. Carolina

Oct. 25, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the death of a missing baby whose remains were found in a trash can rack on the North Carolina coast more than 30 years ago, police said Monday. The Nags Head Police Department said in a news release that Scott...

Police: Remains found at park were missing Plattsmouth man

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Remains found last week at a park have been positively identified as those of a Plattsmouth man who has been missing for more than a year, authorities said Monday. The body of Dalton Berens, 29, of Plattsmouth was found Wednesday in a wooded...

Vigil held for young boy who went missing, later found dead

Oct. 25, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil held Sunday for a young boy from New Hampshire who went missing a month ago and was recently found dead. The vigil was held in remembrance of 5-year-old Elijah Lewis, whose remains were located...

Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man located in Grand Teton

Oct. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday. The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the...

Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

Oct. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of...