ANETH, Utah (AP) — After three unsuccessful days of ground and water searches, authorities said Sunday they were temporarily suspending the search for a 4-year-old girl missing since last week on...
Mexico launches search for 19 missing migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it is launching a formal search for 19 migrants who were pulled from a bus last week by armed men in the northern border state of...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Shacaiah Harding had been living on the streets of Billings, off and on, for most of the last spring and summer, when her family realized no one had seen or heard from her...
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Navy bombardier and navigator from Tennessee who served during the Vietnam War and was missing in action for 50 years before his remains were identified is being laid to...
Police identify woman whose body was found 23 years ago
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have identified a woman whose remains were found more than 23 years ago.
The Jacksonville Police Department says on its Facebook page that...
Remains found at home are woman who disappeared in 1964
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say bones found a year ago in a Pittsburgh backyard have been identified as a woman who lived at the home in the 1960s.
Croatian court detains sister after body found in freezer
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after...
Worker missing after part of French rail tunnel collapses
PARIS (AP) — French officials in the southeastern region of Provence say a man is missing following the partial collapse of a railway tunnel.
The man was one of four construction workers who...
Authorities suspend search for missing man amid winter storm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho say they are suspending the "missing person" search for a 32-year-old man who left his car to get help after getting stranded with a woman and their...
Coast Guard suspends search for missing plane crash victim
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a second person who was onboard a cargo plane that crashed off Miami.
The Coast Guard said Saturday after 21 hours and covering more than 300 square miles.
The Coast Guard rescued one survivor Friday shortly after the Convair C-131 crashed 13 miles off Miami on a flight from the Bahamas. The identities of the rescued man and the missing person have not been released.
Missing Florida man says he wants to heal, kill people
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are searching for a missing man who they say believes he's God and has been saying he wants to heal and kill people.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Monday issued a missing persons alert for 33-year-old Ariel Rodriguez after he left his family's Tampa home. He hasn't been heard from since.
Authorities believe 2 sets of remains found near Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota now believe they may have recovered two sets of human remains near Bemidji.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was contacted Monday about a possible missing person who was traveling to the Bemidji area from the Twin Cities. The caller had not had contact since last week with the family member, who may have been traveling with a friend.
Police identify woman found dead in Fargo parking lot
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police in Fargo have released the name of a woman whose body was found in a car in a parking lot.
Police identify the woman as 65-year-old Barbara Anne Barry. Authorities say Barry had not been reported as a missing person and apparently was homeless.
The woman was found Wednesday about noon in the Cash Wise lot in south Fargo. Authorities believe Barry had been there for a few months and do not suspect foul play.
Montana considers bills to address missing Native women
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are considering legislation meant to address what officials call the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.
The Great Falls Tribune reports that supporters of the bills testified for hours before a legislative panel on Wednesday then held a rally in the Capitol rotunda.
Body found in Mesa identified as woman missing since Jan. 14
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a dead body found in a Mesa mobile home has been identified as a woman who was reported missing on Jan. 14.
Mesa police announced Wednesday that the Maricopa County medical examiner positively identified the body as that of 60-year-old Valarie Fairchild.
Police say it appears Fairchild died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
About 500 attend vigil for missing, killed indigenous women
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — About 500 demonstrators attended a vigil on behalf of missing and murdered indigenous women at the University of Montana on Saturday.
The Missoulian reports they walked in silence holding candles. Then they stood in drizzle for hours as they listened to women from throughout Montana speak about long searches for missing women and lack of help from police.
Family seeks return of Navy veteran detained in Iran
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran has been held in an Iranian prison since July after visiting his girlfriend there, according to his family.
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Coroner: Body found in submerged truck is missing man
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A body pulled from a vehicle discovered submerged in a central Illinois lake has been identified as a 37-year-old man who's been missing since November.
The State Journal-Register reports the Sangamon County Coroner's Office identified the body as Doug Cortelyou of Springfield. The coroner says there were no signs of foul play or injuries and lab tests are pending.
Officials identify woman whose body was in Alabama lake
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The body of a woman found in an Alabama lake early last year has been identified.
News outlets reported that the Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as 46-year-old Felecia Renea Hornsby of Pratt City.
Hornsby's body was found by a fisherman April 21 in Bayview Lake.
Human skull discovered in Dickinson; source is unknown
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human skull in northeast Dickinson.
Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich tells KFYR-TV that the skull was found Tuesday. A forensics analysis determined it belonged to a white man in his teens to early 20s.
Senate panel hears of Native women’s deaths, disappearances
The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana expressed frustration Wednesday over law enforcement's initial response to her loved one's disappearance, telling U.S. senators that numerous Native American families are troubled by inadequate investigations into their missing persons cases.
Friends of NAU student say social media tip led to his body
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Friends of a Northern Arizona University student say they acted on a social media tip to find his body in a flood control channel in downtown Flagstaff.
Austin Jones and Jesus Ramirez told police they went looking for Kain Turner on Dec. 3, despite university police saying not to.
Colorado police looking for woman missing since Thanksgiving
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are looking for a woman who hasn't been seen in over two weeks.
Kelsey Berreth was last seen with her 1-year-old daughter at a supermarket on Thanksgiving in Woodland Park, where she's lived since 2016. Her mother reported her missing Dec. 2.
Police Chief Miles De Young said Monday that Berreth's fiance said he hasn't seen her since Thanksgiving when they exchanged their daughter. He is taking care of the girl now.
Search team holding missing person drill in Michigan woods
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — An all-volunteer search-and-rescue team employing dogs, horses, drones and all-terrain vehicles is carrying out a missing person drill in a rural, wooded area of southeastern Michigan.
The Lapeer County Mounted Search and Rescue will be executing a live test Saturday at Lion's Bear Lake Camp, near Lapeer and about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. Organizers say they will respond to a page for a simulated missing person and perform a search.
Body identified as missing Ohio woman 20 years after death
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have uncovered the identity of a murder victim 20 years after the woman's body was found wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag in a remote area of southern Utah.
Body found in Illinois River during search for missing woman
MANITO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are working to confirm whether a body found in the Illinois River is that of a woman who was reported missing in February.
The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office says the body was inside a Jeep Liberty SUV that was discovered Saturday by search crews using sonar on the river near the community of Manito. It was the same vehicle that 69-year-old Lois Fidler was driving when she left her nearby home on Feb. 20.
Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump’s California visit
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump.
California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.
Officials were scrambling to pinpoint everyone's whereabouts, and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Thursday that the high number of missing people probably included some who fled the blaze and didn't realize they had been reported missing.
Remains of missing New Hampshire woman ID’d in Tennessee
Authorities piecing together the life of a deceased man suspected of killing at least six women and children say the remains of a New Hampshire woman missing since 1984 have been identified in Tennessee.
The New Hampshire attorney general's office says Elizabeth Lamotte wasn't reported as a missing person to Manchester police until last year after authorities said suspected serial killer Terry Rasmussen had a wife named Elizabeth in the 1980s.
Search for man in Mississippi near Fort Jackson suspended
FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a person missing in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana.
The Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday that a report came in around 5:40 a.m. Saturday of a boat with three people aboard taking on water near mile marker 20 on the Mississippi River.
The release says the boat sank and two of the people on board swam to shore. The missing person is a 27-year-old man last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.
Child molestation defendant found dead in Georgia park
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A jury was deliberating the fate of a man charged with molesting an 11-year-old girl when his body was found in a Georgia park.
The Macon Telegraph reports 39-year-old Jermaine Bernard Anthony was present when his trial started Monday, but missed court sessions Wednesday and Thursday. Georgia law doesn't require a defendant to be present once a trial has begun, and Anthony had posted bail.
Balkan nations to cooperate on identifying missing persons
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Balkan nations that fought bitter wars as Yugoslavia broke apart during the 1990s have agreed to step up their cooperation in identifying thousands of people still missing as a result of the conflicts.
Representatives from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro signed an agreement on Tuesday laying out how they will work together.
Body of woman who disappeared from nursing home found nearby
CHICAGO (AP) — The body of a 67-year-old Chicago woman has been found inside a shuttered health care facility days after she was reported missing from a nearby nursing home.
Body found in bag in Anaheim trash bin
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in a trash bin behind a condominium complex.
Police say the body was in a bag when it was found shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Red Cross: Over 100,000 missing people is a global crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 100,000 people around the world are missing, which has created a global "crisis," the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.
Agnes Coutou, the organization's protection adviser, told the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee that "this is the highest number we have ever had."
"We know that this is the tip of the iceberg and that it represents only a fraction of those estimated to be missing because of past and ongoing conflicts," she said.
10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island
MADRID (AP) — At least 10 people died on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges of water and mud.
Two British citizens and a Dutch woman were among the victims found Wednesday, one day after the rainfall, a spokeswoman with the regional emergency service said.
Hunters find human remains near Cameron; Identity is pending
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the discovery of human remains just south of Cameron.
They say hunters reported finding the remains Sunday in the area west of Highway 89N near Cedar Wash.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, the location and condition of the remains leads investigators to believe the remains may be those of Jackie McClellan Jr. who was reported as a missing person in December 2007.
Body found on Greek island is man missing in severe storm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it has identified the badly decomposed remains of a person found on an island shore as a 67-year-old man who was reported missing in a storm that struck a week ago.
The man and his 58-year-old wife went missing Sept. 30 on the island of Evia, off central Greece, when their car was found abandoned during torrential rain. The body was found Friday on a rocky shore 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away from the car.
Interpol president reported missing during trip to China
PARIS (AP) — He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland, and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case.
Meng Hongwei, Interpol's president, boarded a plane and arrived in China, according to a French judicial official. But then, nothing. His wife, who put out a call on Friday, said she hasn't heard from her 64-year-old husband since the end of September, the official said.
Unified police taking new approach to cold-case homicides
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For some, it has been decades since their loved one was murdered, with no answers about who the killer might be.
The cases went cold. Years stretched on, often with little or no communication from the police about the case.
They were left to wonder not only who killed their family member — but were the police doing anything on their case?
Connecticut man charged with sexual assault of 2 children
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing multiple counts of sexual assault in connection with the alleged molestation of two children.
Police ask public’s help to identify man found in Columbia
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Oregon are seeking the public's help to identify an approximately 60-year-old man found dead in the Columbia River Friday.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office along with the county medical examiner in Warrenton said Tuesday says authorities don't have missing person reports matching the man's description.
Sheriff Tom Bergin says the man mostly likely was last seen in early September on the Washington side of the river.
Children’s remains found in Mexican mass graves
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tiny pants for a baby no older than 6 months and shiny pink sandals for a toddler are among the personal items that have turned up at mass graves in the Gulf state of Veracruz, driving home the brutality of rising violence in Mexico.
Mexico releases images of clothing found in mass grave
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have released images of clothing from a clandestine mass grave in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where 174 human skulls were uncovered in recent weeks.
The National Commission of Missing Persons on Friday invited relatives of the missing to look at the pictures for clues. The items include polo shirts with logos still intact, socks, shoes, colorful boxer briefs and ladies' panties. One T-shirt says "Live Free" above a picture of a young woman and flowers.
Sheriff: Buried body found during search for missing person
WOODVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A northeast Alabama sheriff says a buried body has been found amid a search for a missing person.
Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said in a Saturday news release that investigators found the body in a hole in the woods Friday. They were searching a residence and two campers in Woodville, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Huntsville.
East Texas man missing during rainy weekend found in woods
TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man missing since Friday has been rescued from a creek after apparently spending a rainy weekend lost in some woods.
Tyler police Officer Don Martin says 56-year-old Alexander Guiliano was located Monday. He's hospitalized in stable condition.
Christmas mystery solved after Florida inmate confesses
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have solved a 25-year-old missing person case after a convicted inmate admitted to murdering the North Florida woman.
Sherry Yon Petersen was reported missing by her daughter after she failed to show up for dinner on Christmas Day and could not be reached. Petersen, who was 42 years old in 1992, has never been found.
Helicopter crash in Nepal kills 5, leaves 1 missing
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said.
The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police official Basanta Kuwar. Another passenger was missing, while a woman survived the crash, he said. The woman's condition was not immediately clear.
Body found 30 years ago in Tennessee is Indiana woman
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State investigators say a body found more 30 years ago along Interstate 75 in Tennessee belongs to a missing woman from Indiana.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that agents found the name of 21-year-old Tina Marie McKenney Farmer last month on a blog focusing on missing person's cases.
The bureau says investigators matched Farmer's fingerprints with that of the body, which had remained unidentified since it was found on Jan. 1, 1985, in Campbell County.