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Suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance could face trial

Sep. 22, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — When the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County hailed the arrests in April of a father and son in the 25-year-old disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, he said he was confident they had the evidence needed to convict them. A judge on...

Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

NC court upholds murder conviction for missing woman's death

Sep. 21, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state Court of Appeals panel upheld on Tuesday the first-degree murder conviction of a southeastern North Carolina man in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in a shallow grave on property owned by his employer. The three judges...

Police: Roommate accused in missing Florida woman's death

Sep. 21, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle are searching for the body of a 40-year-old woman whose roommate is already accused of her death. Investigators have expanded their search for Latonya Baxter throughout parts of Pensacola and into Alabama,...

Authorities search for girl unaccounted for since February

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in western Virginia are searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been unaccounted for since February. Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said that Khaleesi Cuthriell was in the care of Candi Royer from October until January of this year,...

Honolulu police suspend search for missing 6-year-old girl

Sep. 20, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police on Monday suspended their search for a 6-year-old Hawaii girl who has been missing for more than a week. An investigation into the whereabouts of Isabella Kalua remained active and detectives were continuing to follow up on leads,...

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend

Sep. 20, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip. ...

Investigators: Colorado man chose to 'hunt and control' wife

Sep. 20, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Investigators allege that a Colorado man charged with killing his missing wife decided to “hunt and control” her like an animal after she insisted on leaving him and later changed his statements as evidence in the case developed, according to a court document released...

Police release name of woman who drowned in Lake Champlain

Sep. 20, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police on Monday released the name of the woman who apparently fell off a sailboat and drowned in Lake Champlain off Cedar Island near Charlotte last week. An autopsy determined that Katherine Curley, 74, of Evergreen, Colorado, died...

Bodies of boy, adult man recovered from Florida beach

Sep. 19, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies on Sunday recovered the body of a 9-year-old boy who went missing along with an adult man while swimming off a beach in the Florida Panhandle. Deputies found the boy in the surf off Panama City Beach. The boy and the...