She Was Stabbed and Left in a Cornfield in 1972. Now There’s an Arrest.

Barry Lee Whelpley, now 76, was charged with killing Julie Ann Hanson, who was 15 when her body was found in Naperville, Ill., the authorities said.

#chicago-ill, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #illinois, #minnesota, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #naperville-ill

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How Do You Find a Man Who Goes Missing in Syria?

In “Proof of Life,” Daniel Levin recounts his harrowing quest — across several cities and countries — to uncover the fate of a young man who disappeared in the war-torn Middle East.

#books-and-literature, #levin-daniel-attorney, #missing-persons, #proof-of-life-twenty-days-on-the-hunt-for-a-missing-person-in-the-middle-east-book, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Remains Found 36 Years Ago in Montana Are Identified

DNA analysis has identified the remains of a woman, who for decades was known only as Christy Crystal Creek, as those of Janet Lee Lucas, who was last seen in Spokane, Wash., in 1983.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #lucas-janet-lee, #missing-persons, #missoula-county-mont, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders, #spokane-wash, #teeth-and-dentistry

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In Video, French Reporter Says He Was Kidnapped in Mali

In a short clip that circulated online, the journalist, Olivier Dubois, said he had been seized by a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda and urged the French government to secure his release.

#dubois-olivier-journalist, #france, #gao-mali, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mali, #missing-persons

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Puerto Rican Boxer Félix Verdejo is Questioned in Woman’s Disappearance

The body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found on Saturday. Félix Verdejo, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, has not cooperated with the investigation, the authorities said.

#boxing, #felix-verdejo, #keishla-rodriguez-ortiz, #missing-persons, #olympic-games-2012, #puerto-rico, #san-juan-puerto-rico

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Hiker Rescued After Man Uses Photo to Pinpoint His Location

Rene Compean, who had been missing in the mountains of Southern California, was found on Tuesday after a stranger deduced his location from a photo posted by the authorities.

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #forests-and-forestry, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #missing-persons, #photography, #rescues, #social-media

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Kristin Smart Case: A Timeline of Searches and Arrests Over 25 Years

Ms. Smart, 19, was a freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo when she disappeared in 1996. She was declared legally dead in 2002.

#california-polytechnic-state-university, #flores-paul-1976, #flores-ruben-1941, #los-angeles-calif, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #search-and-seizure, #smart-kristin-d-1996

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Kristin Smart Case: Two Men Are Arrested in 1996 Disappearance

Ms. Smart was 19 and a college student in San Luis Obispo, Calif., when she vanished while walking to her dorm from an off-campus party.

#flores-paul-1976, #flores-ruben-1941, #missing-persons, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #search-and-seizure, #smart-kristin-d-1996

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #extradition, #forensic-science, #jersey-city-nj, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #pennsylvania, #queens-nyc, #sex-crimes

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She Vanished Decades Ago. Her Children Just Learned She Had Been Killed.

William Heiser Jr. said his father had told him and his sister that their mother, Marie Heiser, had “just packed up her stuff and left.”

#delaware, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #heiser-marie-petry, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parabon-nanolabs-inc, #philadelphia-pa

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Sarah Everard’s Body Found in Southeast England, Police Say

Her disappearance last week touched off a national outcry against gender violence. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder in the case.

#england, #everard-sarah, #kent-england, #london-england, #missing-persons, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

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Oregon Man Is Charged With Two Murders Committed Two Decades Apart

Genetic genealogy connected Christopher Lovrien to a 1999 homicide victim, according to the authorities, who said they found the remains of a 2020 homicide victim when they searched his property.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #dribin-mark, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #griffin-kenneth, #lovrien-christopher, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oregon, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #search-and-seizure, #serial-murders

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Woman’s Disappearance Prompts Outcry Over Safety on London’s Streets

Thousands of women shared stories on social media of harassment and fears of walking home at night after Sarah Everard, 33, disappeared in London last week.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #london-england, #missing-persons, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Police Officer Is Arrested Over London Woman’s Disappearance

The officer is being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Everard, 33, who went missing after leaving a friend’s house, the police said.

#everard-sarah, #great-britain, #london-england, #missing-persons, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

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Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.

#bachelet-michelle, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #missing-persons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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San Francisco Rallied to Find a DoorDash Driver’s Missing Children

Spurred on by social media, residents searched the streets after Jeffrey Fang’s children were taken in a carjacking. The police ultimately found them, unharmed, across town.

#carjacking, #doordash-mobile-app, #fang-jeffrey-1982, #missing-persons, #san-francisco-calif, #social-media

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Diary Sow, Senegalese Student Missing in Paris, Is Said to Be Found

The disappearance earlier this month of Diary Sow, 20, the “pride of a whole nation” and a published novelist, prompted an international outpouring of concern.

#france, #missing-persons, #paris-france, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #senegal, #social-media

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Angst in Senegal After Its ‘Best Student’ Goes Missing in Paris

Diary Sow, a 20-year-old enrolled in an elite French school, had won top academic prizes in Senegal, where many take pride in her success and now worry about her disappearance.

#france, #missing-persons, #paris-france, #senegal, #social-media

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

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Parents of ‘Balloon Boy’ Are Pardoned by Colorado’s Governor

Richard and Mayumi Heene were accused of concocting a hoax after their 6-year-old son was feared to have floated away in a balloon in 2009. The boy was found safe at home.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #balloon-boy, #colorado, #fort-collins-colo, #heene-falcon, #heene-mayumi, #heene-richard, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #missing-persons, #reality-television, #rescues

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‘Finding Yingying’ Review: Vanishing Point

This documentary about the search for a missing student in Illinois takes a compassionate approach to grim material.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #finding-yingying-movie, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shi-jiayan-jenny-shi, #university-of-illinois-urbana-champaign, #zhang-yingying-1990-2017

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Army Investigates Deaths of Green Beret and Veteran at Fort Bragg

Officials have not said how the men died. They were identified as Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, and Timothy Dumas, 44.

#army-criminal-investigation-command, #cape-lookout-national-seashore-nc, #dumas-timothy, #fort-bragg-nc, #lavigne-william-j-ii, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roman-martinez-enrique, #united-states-army, #united-states-army-special-forces-green-berets, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command

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British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees

Esther Dingley, who had written extensively about traveling through Europe for the past six years with her partner, was last seen on Nov. 22.

#dan-colegate, #esther-dingley, #europe, #france, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #pyrenees-mountains, #spain

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Disappearance and Death of Louisiana Teen Raises Questions About Police Response

Quawan Charles was found dead in a field in rural Louisiana days after he had vanished. Now his family is asking whether his death could have been prevented with a faster response.

#amber-alert, #autopsies, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #gofundme, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #louisiana, #missing-persons, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #search-and-seizure

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How to Shame a Dictator

Their neighbors carried out crimes against humanity — and were exposed for it.

#argentina, #documentary-films-and-programs, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #missing-persons, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Man Charged With Murder in 1984 Killing of Jonelle Matthews

Steven D. Pankey was arrested on Monday in Idaho and charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Jonelle Matthews, whose disappearance drew national attention.

#greeley-colo, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #matthews-jonelle, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pankey-steven-d, #twin-falls-idaho

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Family of Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead Demands Congress Investigate

The police said there was no sign of foul play after they found a body, believed to belong to Sgt. Elder N. Fernandes, about 30 miles from the base in Central Texas.

#fernandes-elder-n, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #missing-persons, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Lost Teenager Found After Spending 9 Days in Washington State Forest

After Gia Fuda, 18, ran out of gas in rural Washington, a search for her lasted more than a week in rugged mountains.

#fuda-gia, #missing-persons, #rescues, #washington-state

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A Half-Century Later, Police Identify a Homicide Suspect and His Victim

Using DNA evidence, the district attorney’s office in Orange County, Calif., said it had identified a 1968 homicide victim as Anita Louise Piteau and the suspect as Johnny Chrisco.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #huntington-beach-calif, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-county-calif, #spitzer-todd-1960

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Body of Naya Rivera Found at California Lake, Authorities Say

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

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Body Found at Lake Piru Where Naya Rivera Disappeared

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Is Found Dead

Mayor Park Won-soon vanished a day after a secretary accused him of sexual harassment, two TV stations reported. His body was later found by the police in the South Korean capital.

#missing-persons, #park-won-soon, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

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Seoul Mayor Is Reported Missing

Mayor Park Won-soon is said to have left a cryptic, “will-like message” before leaving home on Thursday.

#missing-persons, #park-won-soon, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

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Vanessa Guillen’s Family Calls for Change in the Military

Remains found in Texas were confirmed to belong to Specialist Vanessa Guillen, who went missing at Fort Hood more than two months ago. Her family said she had dreamed of being in the military since childhood.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #houston-tex, #mary-mother-of-jesus, #missing-persons, #sexual-harassment, #texas

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Vanessa Guillen Investigation: Arrest in Case of Missing Fort Hood Soldier

A second suspect killed himself on Tuesday, the Army said. The family of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen called for a congressional investigation into her disappearance in April.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #killeen-tex, #missing-persons, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Family of Fort Hood Soldier Who Disappeared in April Seeks Answers

The mystery surrounding what happened to Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has drawn widespread attention.

#fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #missing-persons, #morales-gregory, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Remains in Idaho Identified as Those of Missing Children

Chad Daybell, who is married to the children’s mother, was arrested on Tuesday after investigators found human remains on his property.

#daybell-chad, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #missing-persons, #ryan-tylee, #vallow-joshua, #vallow-lori

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German Prosecutors Dash Hopes of Finding Madeleine McCann Alive

The German man the authorities now suspect of murdering the British child in 2007 was previously convicted of sexually abusing children, theft and dealing drugs.

#algarve-portugal, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #christian-b-madeleine-mccann, #germany, #mccann-gerry, #mccann-kate, #mccann-madeleine, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #portugal, #sex-crimes

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What We Know About the Developments in the Madeleine McCann Case

New revelations in the 2007 disappearance of the 3-year-old British girl from a vacation home in Portugal have put the case back in the spotlight.

#algarve-portugal, #europe, #germany, #great-britain, #mccann-gerry, #mccann-kate, #mccann-madeleine, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #portugal, #sex-crimes

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German Man Is Suspected in Case of Missing Girl, Madeleine McCann

German authorities are investigating a 43-year-old sex offender in connection with the 2007 disappearance of the 3-year-old girl from a hotel room in Portugal.

#germany, #great-britain, #mccann-madeleine, #missing-persons, #portugal, #sex-crimes

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U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.

#baghdad-iraq, #civilian-casualties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iraq, #kadhimi-mustafa-al, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missing-persons, #politics-and-government, #torture, #united-nations

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Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.

#gaspard-shad, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #lifeguards, #los-angeles-calif, #missing-persons, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #rescues, #venice-beach-calif, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

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