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Montana sheriff says missing 16-year-old girl's body found

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A search team on Monday found the body of a 16-year-old girl near a Montana highway rest area where she was last reported seen on January 1, the Big Horn County sheriff said. The body of Selena Not Afraid was found by federal agents around 10:30 a.m., according to Big Horn County...

This undated photo provided by the Lisle, Illinois, Police Department shows Bruce Lindahl. Lindahl, who police suspect strangled a 16-year-old suburban Chicago girl in 1976, may have killed as many as a dozen young women and plotted to kill others before he died during a fatal knife attack on a teenage boy, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Lisle Police Department via AP)

Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

Jan. 20, 2020 10:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen girls and young women, the question that screamed louder than all others was: How did nobody notice? Today, as Lisle Police Detectives Chris Loudon and...

In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, file photo, a Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil woman cries holding a portrait of her missing son during a protest in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued, his office said Monday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

Jan. 20, 2020 7:39 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued, his office said Monday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made his decision known last...

In this photo released by the Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bengkulu Province's Kaur District, rescue team prepares to search for victims of bridge break on a river in Kaur district of Bengkulu province, Indonesia, Monday, Jan, 20, 2020. A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. (Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bengkulu Province's Kaur District via AP)

Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing 9

Jan. 20, 2020 1:21 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. Nine bodies have been pulled from the water as far as 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the bridge that broke Sunday...

Floods kill at least 6 in southern Brazil

Jan. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least six people have died and at least one more was missing Sunday following torrential rains in southern Brazil, authorities said. Meteorologists said nearly 250 millimeters (10 inches) of rain devastated parts of Espiritu Santo state starting Friday, though the rains had tapered...

Remains in submerged vehicle identified as missing woman

Jan. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Skeletal remains found in a crushed vehicle submerged in a New Jersey river has been identified as those of a woman missing for six years, authorities said. State police responded Thursday to an area near the port of Salem after the Walker Diving Underwater Construction Co. reported what appeared to be human...

Scholarship fund planned for missing Ohio teen found dead

Jan. 18, 2020 11:41 AM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A business owner and a volunteer search organizer are creating a scholarship fund in the name of an Ohio teen who went missing for weeks and was found dead inside the chimney of an unoccupied home. Marc Wolfe, owner of a Port Clinton bait and tackle store, and search organizer...

US couple found dead in Tijuana, son-in-law charged

Jan. 17, 2020 9:00 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A United States couple missing for a week in Tijuana were found Friday buried on the property of one of their homes in this border city, Mexican authorities said. Baja California state prosecutor Hirán Sánchez said the bodies of María Teresa López, 65, and...

Man charged with hindering search for runaway girl

Jan. 17, 2020 4:10 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police have charged a Rhode Island man with lying to police who were searching for a 10-year-old runaway. Aaron Reed, 31, of Central Falls, was held without bail Friday after pleading not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. He was referred...

The painting which was found last December near an art gallery and believed to be the missing Gustav Klimt's painting ‘Portrait of a Lady’ is displayed during a press conference in Piacenza, Italy, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Art experts have confirmed that a stolen painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls is Gustav Klimt's

Portrait found in gallery's walls verified as missing Klimt

Jan. 17, 2020 2:47 PM EST

PIACENZA, Italy (AP) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago. The authentication of the painting announced Friday solved one of...