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6 bodies thought to be those of Mexican Indigenous men found

Sep. 22, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators in northern Mexico said Wednesday they have found six sets of skeletal remains and are performing forensic tests to see if they are some of the 10 men from Mexico’s most persecuted Indigenous group who were abducted in mid-July. The...

No signs of Gabby Petito's boyfriend after days of searching

Sep. 22, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams found nothing of note Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park where they have spent days looking for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search...

Last person seen with Kristin Smart in 1996 heading to trial

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father faces trial as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, a...

Police in Maine identify remains as woman missing since '19

Sep. 22, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine town said they have identified human remains as a woman who was reported missing almost two years ago. The Falmouth Police Department said Wednesday that the remains belong to Anneliese Heinig of Richmond. The remains were...

Astoria man charged in death of Salem woman who disappeared

Sep. 22, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Astoria man is facing charges in connection with the murder of a Salem woman who went missing in March. Gustavo Ochoa-Valadez was arrested and is being held without bail at the Marion County Jail in the death of 42-year-old Tonna Marie Purnell,...

Idaho hunter finds remains of man missing for 53 years

Sep. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SALMON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bow hunter who was looking for a shortcut instead found the remains of another hunter who had been missing for 53 years. Raymond Jones was 39 years old when he was last seen on Sept. 7, 1968, while bow hunting for mountain goats in central...

Italy: Uncle of teen who refused arranged marriage detained

Sep. 22, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The uncle of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared months ago in Italy after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan was detained Wednesday on the outskirts of Paris, according to Italian authorities who fear the teenager may be dead. Saman Abbas was last...

California judge rules classmate of college student Kristin Smart, missing since 1996, to stand trial on murder charge

Sep. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EDT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California judge rules classmate of college student Kristin Smart, missing since 1996, to stand trial on murder charge.

Virginia investigators now believe missing 3-year-old died

Sep. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Investigators in western Virginia announced Tuesday that they now believe that a missing 3-year-old girl is dead. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that an investigation has revealed that Khaleesi Cuthriell, who had been...

Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...