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Missing Virginia woman found alive in forest after 8 days

May. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SIMPLICITY, Va. (AP) — A 69-year-old Virginia woman who went missing last week was found alive Monday in a dense pine forest less than a mile from her home, the local sheriff announced. The search for Aletha Gee Walton began May 17, when her family discovered she was missing and...

Acquitted of murder, man sentenced for hiding teacher's body

May. 23, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for hiding the death of a popular high school teacher whose disappearance baffled family, friends and investigators in her rural hometown for more than a decade. Ryan Alexander Duke was sentenced in Irwin...

83 children remain missing in Nevada; 25 more than last year

May. 22, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State and national advocacy groups say 83 children remain missing in Nevada, 25 more than last year at this time. Officials with the Las Vegas-based nonprofit Nevada Child Seekers said a majority of the children reported missing to law enforcement in Nevada each...

False River closed after deadly boating accident

May. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities have shut down False River after a boating accident left one person dead and another one missing. Two boats collided in the river in Pointe Coupee Parish around 10 p.m. Friday, killing Shane Mouton, of Fordoche, and injuring two others, the...

North Carolina police officer saves autistic child in creek

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is being hailed for saving a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say was “up to his shoulders” in a fast-moving creek. The Sylva Police Department says on its Facebook page that the parents of the child called this week to...

Remains of missing Colorado woman found 4 years later

May. 20, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Recently found human remains were confirmed this week to be those of a woman who disappeared after going out with friends and cousins four years ago, authorities said. A preliminary DNA analysis confirmed that remains found near Longmont last month were that of Rita...

Human remains in river identified as woman missing since '78

May. 20, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Human remains that were found in a car in the Connecticut River last year are those of a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1978 in a motor vehicle accident, authorities said Friday. “The remains are those of Alberta Leeman, who was last seen in July,...

Jury finds man not guilty of murder in teacher's death

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man accused of killing a popular high school teacher who vanished from her rural Georgia hometown in 2005 not guilty of murder. Ryan Duke had told investigators he killed Tara Grinstead and helped burn her body. But when he took the...

Not guilty pleas entered for mother of NH boy found dead

May. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas to murder charges on behalf of the mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who was found dead in Massachusetts last fall. Danielle Dauphinais, 35, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree murder alleging she...

Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

May. 20, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the Siyam family clung to hope they would one day be reunited with their son Wassim, who they believed was being held in a Syrian government prison after he went missing at a checkpoint nearly a decade ago. That hope evaporated the moment they saw him in a...