Latest Missing persons News

Police ID remains found near St. Louis County park

May. 22, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man found dead near a south St. Louis County park last week has been identified as a man reported missing in Illinois earlier this month. St. Louis County police say 49-year-old James Andrae of Creve Coeur, Illinois, was last seen alive on May 8. Police say he suffered from mental health...

LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

May. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union reported....

Tech is vital element in search for missing Hawaii woman

May. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Technology is becoming a vital element in the search for a woman who went missing in a rural Hawaii forest. Volunteers searching for 35-year-old Amanda Heller are employing GPS devices and computers with live feeds and real-time data from the parking lot of the Makawao Forest Reserve...

Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

May. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data. Oregon, home to nine federally...

Mother of missing Texas girl wants to hope she's alive

May. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Texas girl who hasn't been seen for weeks says she wants to hope her daughter is still alive. Brittany Bowens told KTRK television Friday that she may never know what really happened to Maleah Davis but that "as a mother" she wants to hold onto hope. Bowens' former...

APNewsBreak: Alaska hunter finds friend dead after 6 days

May. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska's Kodiak Island, but said Friday he and another hunting friend initially thought the man had stormed off in frustration as he had done in the past. Aleksandr Neverov told The Associated Press he found the body...

The Latest: Man finds bear hunter dead but no sign of trauma

May. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on man found dead during Alaska bear hunting trip (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A man who found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska's Kodiak Island says he and another hunting friend thought the man had stormed off in frustration as he had done in...

Remains are those of Springfield man missing since 2012

May. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

MONETT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found last year in southwest Missouri are those of a Springfield man missing since 2012. The Barry County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the remains are those of 35-year-old Ronald Jessup Brightwell. The Monett Times reports a landowner found the...

Father: Body found in burned home was that of 14-year-old

May. 17, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A father says a body found in a burned northwest Missouri home in a case that has led to charges against a 10-year-old and two other juveniles was that of his missing 14-year-old son. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Joshua Satterley said his son, Cameron Satterley, ran away in...

Body of missing teen found, mother's boyfriend charged

May. 17, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a missing West Virginia girl and her mother's boyfriend has been arrested. News outlets report Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said during a news conference Thursday that 15-year-old Riley Crossman's decomposed body was found on an...