Latest Missing persons News

Search intensifies for 2 missing firefighters off Florida

Aug. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are ramping up the search for two missing firefighters who set out by boat last week from the state's Atlantic coast. Jacksonville Interim Fire Chief Keith Powers said the agency was calling for as "many boats" as could be mustered Tuesday in the ongoing...

Colombia ex-rebels join quest to find nation's missing

Aug. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ex-combatants with Colombia's once largest guerrilla group turned over names and information Tuesday on several hundred people who went missing during the nation's long civil conflict in a first step toward helping more families find closure. The list was provided to a special unit...

Man implicated in missing brothers case charged in Kansas

Aug. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle owned by two missing Wisconsin brothers is facing new charges in Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports Garland Nelson is charged in Bourbon County, Kansas, with endangering the food supply. Prosecutors say Nelson didn't have proper health...

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in...

Search resumes for remains of missing Michigan girls

Aug. 20, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in suburban Detroit are searching for the remains of missing girls, more than a year after a similar excavation. Heavy machines are in Macomb County's Macomb Township, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Detroit. The excavation began Monday in a wooded area near...

Hiker recalls harrowing week in Montana-Idaho wilderness

Aug. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) — A Utah man said he ate berries and bugs to survive for nearly a week while lost in wilderness along the Idaho-Montana border. Kaden Laga, 25, is about to become a father and told himself he had to survive and make it home to his pregnant wife no matter what, he told Salt Lake City...

Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Djokovic also knocked out

Aug. 17, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the...

Family seeks killer as girl's remains found after 30 years

Aug. 15, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Jonelle Matthews' family could only wonder what had happened to the 12-year-old girl whose disappearance attracted the attention of the White House and shocked a rural Colorado community. They have faced false alarms over the years whenever human remains were...

Preliminary hearing set in case involving missing brothers

Aug. 15, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try a man for tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri. Court records show that during a court hearing Thursday, the preliminary hearing for...

West Virginia girl found in Mexico, mother facing charges

Aug. 15, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say a missing West Virginia girl has been found in Mexico and her mother is facing charges. The U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday announced it located the 6-year-old and her mother at a hotel in Mexico City with the help of Mexican authorities Tuesday. The girl...