Latest Kidnapping News

The Latest: Jayme Closs' family satisfied with sentence

May. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest...

Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

May. 24, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional...

Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

May. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William...

Woman accused of Chile kidnaps asks for bail in Sydney court

May. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A lawyer for a woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to the country's 1973-1990 military dictatorship denied in a Sydney court on Friday that she was involved in the disappearances of seven people and argued she was working in a mundane secretarial job at the time. Adriana...

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

May. 24, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Jayme Closs' statement at Friday's sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs did not appear in court, and her statement was read in court by family attorney Chris...

Wisconsin man will spend rest of life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents

May. 24, 2019 4:30 PM EDT
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin man will spend rest of life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents.

The Latest: Survivor of executed serial killer at peace now

May. 23, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A woman who survived an assault by convicted Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long says his execution brought her peace. Lisa Noland sat in the front row at Thursday's execution of the...

Inmate acquitted of guard's slaying in Delaware prison riot

May. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage was acquitted of all charges Thursday and will soon be freed. A jury deliberated about nine hours over two days before declaring Roman...

Jury acquits inmate accused of leading Delaware prison riot that left guard dead; charges included murder, kidnapping

May. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury acquits inmate accused of leading Delaware prison riot that left guard dead; charges included murder, kidnapping.

Italian hostage freed after 3 years in Syria returns home

May. 23, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's defense minister says an Italian who had been held hostage in Syria for three years has been released and returned to Italy. Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta late Wednesday confirmed Alessandro Sandrini's arrival at Rome's Ciampino airport and thanked Italian intelligence services...