Latest Missing persons News

Church service gives thanks for missing teen's safe return

Jan. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EST

CAMERON, Wis. (AP) — Residents of two Wisconsin communities gathered for a church service to give thanks for the safe return of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted after her parents were fatally shot at their home. Jayme Closs escaped from the man accused of holding her captive for nearly three months on...

Spanish rescuers battle tough conditions to reach toddler

Jan. 21, 2019 7:04 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say rescuers are making slow progress in exceptionally difficult conditions to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole in the countryside eight days ago. Angel Garcia, the leading engineer coordinating the search-and-rescue operation, says work had to...

Nepal police search for 5 missing followers of 'Buddha Boy'

Jan. 21, 2019 4:58 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal are searching for five missing followers of a spiritual leader who is believed by devotees to be a reincarnation of Buddha, officials said Monday. Ram Bahadur Bamjan, also known as Buddha Boy, became famous in southern Nepal in 2005 when many believed he was able to...

Cyprus: 2 men missing with baby they allegedly bought

Jan. 21, 2019 4:38 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police say they are seeking two men who are missing with a baby girl that they allegedly tried to adopt after a domestic worker purchased the child in the Philippines on their behalf. Police said Monday the two men, a Greek Cypriot man and a foreign national who are believed...

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Jan. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he'd seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn't. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash...

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

Jan. 19, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa to...

Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

Jan. 18, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-government protests. Francisca Machado was accompanying the casket holding her 24-year-old son Franco...

Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

Jan. 18, 2019 5:48 AM EST

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York. Terry Brubaker says she was driving through Gloversville Monday when she saw money floating through the air. Brubaker stopped...

Avalanche in Kashmir Himalayas kills 3, leaves 7 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche at a Himalayan mountain pass in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday killed three people and left another seven missing, officials said. The avalanche hit the Khardung La pass in the remote Ladakh region and trapped 10 people under snow, said top civil administrator...

Canada examining case of Saudi who fled Canada after charge

Jan. 17, 2019 6:50 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister said Thursday her government is looking into the case of a Saudi Arabian man charged with sexual assault who might have fled Canada despite having his passport seized. Nova Scotia's prosecution service said this month that Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had bail posted by...