Latest Missing persons News

Airplane crash in Gulf of Mexico leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Dec. 05, 2022 01:48 AM EST

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A private airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast Saturday night, with two people confirmed dead as authorities searched for a third person believed to have been on the flight, police said. Authorities in Venice, Florida, initiated a...

Flash flood kills nine at church gathering in South Africa

Dec. 04, 2022 10:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation,...

Body of 7-year-old Texas girl found, FedEx driver arrested

Dec. 03, 2022 15:14 PM EST

PARADISE, Texas (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas girl has been found dead, two days after being reported missing, and a FedEx delivery driver arrested in her death, authorities said. The body of Athena Strand was found Friday and Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, was arrested on kidnapping and...

Affidavit: Oklahoma man said he killed 4 men, 'cut them up'

Dec. 02, 2022 16:17 PM EST

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man described as a “person of interest” in the killing and dismemberment of four men in eastern Oklahoma admitted to a woman that he killed the men and “cut them up,” according to a prosecutor's affidavit. Authorities believe 67-year-old Joseph...

Amber Alert suspect fatally shot by police in West Virginia

Dec. 02, 2022 16:13 PM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police fatally shot a suspect in an Amber Alert, authorities said Friday. Police were alerted by Louisiana authorities to be on the lookout for a suspect who was wanted on charges of murder and child abduction, a statement from state...

Indiana judge issues gag order in case of 2 slain teen girls

Dec. 02, 2022 14:00 PM EST

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge imposed a gag order on Friday in the case of a man charged in the notorious slayings of two teenage girls. Richard Matthew Allen, 50, of Delphi, is charged with murder in the killings of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, whose...

Man charged with murder of Ole Miss student released on bond

Dec. 01, 2022 20:03 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The man charged with first-degree murder in the case of a University of Mississippi student who has been missing since early July was released on a $250,000 bond Thursday. Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, faces a murder charge for the suspected killing of...

Police: Missing boy's remains were likely moved to new spot

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho say they believe they have found the place where the body of a missing 5-year-old boy was temporarily buried, but they still haven't found his remains. Michael Vaughan, nicknamed “Monkey,” disappeared while playing outside his...

Death toll in landslide on Italian resort island hits 11

Dec. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Search teams on Thursday recovered three more bodies buried under mud and debris from a weekend landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia, raising the death toll to 11. One person remains missing. The Naples prefect identified one of the victims as the father...

Judge drops murder charges against mother of 2 missing kids

Nov. 30, 2022 18:44 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge dropped murder charges against a Maryland woman stemming from the 2014 disappearance of her two youngest children after finding Wednesday that she remained mentally unfit to stand trial nearly five years after she was first found incompetent. Catherine...