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Authorities find 2 abducted girls after 2 boys are killed

Oct. 24, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody. The Kansas Amber Alert System said about 7 p.m. on Twitter that the girls were found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol near Erick, Oklahoma. The...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the New Canaan, Conn., Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos. The former home of Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who went missing in May 2019 after prosecutors say she was killed by her estranged husband, is going on the market for $1.75 million. The Hartford Courant reports the 10,000-square-foot house in Farmington, Conn., is being listed as part of the sell-off of the estate of Fotis Dulos. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on the market for $1.75M

Oct. 24, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The former home of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who prosecutors say was killed by her estranged husband last year, is going on the market for $1.75 million. The 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom house in Farmington, Connecticut is being listed as part of the...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, by search and rescue crews after park rangers received a tip that she had been seen in the park, Zion National Park officials said in a news release.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park

Oct. 20, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday by search and rescue crews in a thickly...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Damascus, Syria.  The Trump Administration imposed sanctions Wednesday, Sept. 30,  on entities and individuals in Syria as part of Washington’s pressure campaign against Assad and his inner circle.  (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Trump envoy traveled to Syria for talks on missing Americans

Oct. 19, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country's long civil war, Trump administration officials said Monday. Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to...

Maine Warden Service searching for missing 27-year-old woman

Oct. 19, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is leading the search Monday for a woman last seen near Schoodic Beach on Donnell Pond in the town of Franklin. Wardens say Carolyn Leigh Meadows, 27, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was last seen around noon on Sunday. She is believed to be with her...

Leg found at California lake matched to deceased woman

Oct. 16, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A leg that washed ashore at a California lake was matched to the body of a missing woman found on a different day, authorities said. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said 64-year-old Shirley Mae Cassel was reported missing from Santa Ana in 2017, KGET-TV reports. Cassel's...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Bailey Boswell, right, sits with her attorney Todd Lancaster during Boswell's murder trial at the Saline County Court in Wilbur, Neb. Jurors on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, found Boswell guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the 2017 killing of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln. (Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, Pool, File)

Jury finds Nebraska woman guilty of dismembering Tinder date

Oct. 14, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A jury found a woman guilty Wednesday of the killing another woman who disappeared after a Tinder date and whose dismembered remains were later found in trash bags along rural Nebraska roads. Jurors took less than four hours to find Bailey Boswell, 26, guilty of first-degree murder,...

In this undated photo provided by the Weld County, Colo., District Attorney's Office, shows Steve Pankey, a former longshot candidate for Idaho governor charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts in the death of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl who went missing in 1984.  He was arrested Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at his Idaho home and being held without bail as he awaited extradition to Colorado, officials said. Weld County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

Oct. 13, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance after a holiday concert in 1984 was a mystery for decades. Her former neighbor Steve D. Pankey was charged with murder, kidnapping and other...

Missing U. of South Carolina student found dead near quarry

Oct. 12, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina student who went missing while walking home with friends over the weekend was found dead near a quarry after a two-day search by air and foot, according to authorities. Rescue crews in Columbia found a body matching the description of Samuel Laundon,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Elledge, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the death of his wife Mengqi Ji Elledge of Columbia, although her body has not been found. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Police in Missouri resume search for missing Chinese woman

Oct. 9, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri have resumed the search for the body of a Chinese woman who has been missing in Missouri for a year. Mengqi Ji Elledge, 28, was reported missing by her husband, Joseph Elledge, on Oct. 10, 2019. He was charged in February with first-degree murder in her death...