Latest Missing persons News

Online sleuths help woman solve mystery of missing ring

Aug. 20, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — She stepped out into the early August morning to find the low-tide beach empty, gold and orange rays spraying across the sky. Inhaling the smell of salt and damp, Maxine McLeod Miller began to stroll along the dune. Ahead, sticks with bright ribbons...

Mexico arrests ex-attorney general in missing students case

Aug. 19, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested the attorney general in Mexico's previous administration on charges he committed abuses in the investigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 students from a radical teacher college. Prosecutors also announced...

Former Missouri church elder convicted in wife's killing

Aug. 19, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former elder in a Kansas City, Missouri, church was convicted Friday of killing his wife four years ago. Robert Lee Harris was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tanisha Harris at the couple’s home in Overland Park,...

Mexico sees army role in 2014 case of missing 43 students

Aug. 18, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Truth Commission established to clear up the 2014 disappearances of 43 students in southern Mexico said Thursday the army was responsible at least for not stopping the abductions because a soldier had infiltrated the student group and the army knew what was happening. ...

Body matching description of missing Jamaican man found

Aug. 18, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A body matching the description of one of the two brothers from Jamaica who went missing last weekend after jumping from a Martha's Vineyard bridge featured in the movie “Jaws” has been found, state police said Thursday. The body was discovered by a...

Florida teacher arrested when missing teen found at her home

Aug. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teacher has been arrested after investigators found a missing teenager in her home, sheriff's officials said. The 31-year-old woman was charged with interfering with the custody of a minor after picking up the teen and concealing him in her...

Coroner: Lake Michigan body is that of missing Chicago man

Aug. 18, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — A body found near northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline has been identified as that of a Chicago man who vanished with a friend in late July during a boating trip, authorities said. The body of Dexter Trendell Sain, 36, was recovered Tuesday near...

16 dead, 18 missing in flash flood in western China

Aug. 18, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 others missing, Chinese state media said Thursday. Rescuers, who earlier reported 36 people...

Firefighter charged with setting fire to abandoned building

Aug. 16, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia volunteer firefighter charged with setting fire to an abandoned building was with the first crew to arrive on the scene, an investigator said Monday. Firefighters from several departments responded to a report of a structure fire Friday night in...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan

Aug. 15, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people and left dozens missing in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban’s state-run news agency reported Monday. The Bakhtar News Agency said the flooding took place on Sunday in northern Parwan province. The...