Brian Laundrie Claimed Responsibility for Gabrielle Petito’s Death, F.B.I. Says

The agency, closing a high-profile case, said that a notebook found near Mr. Laundrie’s body included statements in which he confessed to killing his fiancée.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle, #social-media, #wyoming

Divers Find 13 Vehicles in Texas Lake While Searching for Man

The missing man, John Creech, who was last seen near his home in Meridian, Texas, in 2009, still has not been accounted for by county and state investigators.

#diving-and-divers, #fort-worth-tex, #levees-and-dams, #missing-persons, #reservoirs, #texas-parks-and-wildlife-department, #waco-tex, #water

A Family Tried to Flee the Bronx Fire. Smoke Overwhelmed Them.

The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #missing-persons, #nigro-daniel-a, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york

‘Shopping Cart Killer’ Suspected in Four Deaths, Police Say

The authorities in Virginia say that Anthony Robinson met his victims via online dating sites and later transported their bodies in shopping carts to dispose of them.

#alexandria-va, #brown-cheyenne, #charlottesville-va, #fairfax-va, #fairfax-county-va, #harrisonburg-va, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #redmon-allene-elizabeth, #robinson-anthony, #serial-murders, #smith-tonita-lorice, #virginia, #washington-dc

Scuba-Diving YouTuber Finds Car Linked to Teens Missing Since 2000

A YouTuber who investigates cold cases found a missing Tennessee teenager’s car submerged in a nearby river. It is at least the fourth such discovery by amateur investigators in two months.

#computers-and-the-internet, #missing-persons, #sonar, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Mississippi Killer Confessed to Another Murder Before His Execution

David Neal Cox admitted to the 2007 killing of his sister-in-law, Felecia Cox, a cold case in which he had long been the prime suspect, prosecutors said.

#capital-punishment, #cox-david-neal, #domestic-violence, #missing-persons, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes

Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

In a remote southern Australian area famed for its forbidding landscape and unsolved mysteries, the couple had set out for a weeklong trip and were never seen again.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #victoria-australia

Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok

The girl flashed the hand signal from a car on a Kentucky interstate, the authorities said. It was created as a way for people to indicate that they are at risk of abuse and need help.

#asheville-nc, #kentucky, #missing-persons, #tiktok-bytedance

Remains in Colorado Are Believed to Be West German Hiker Missing Since 1983

Rudi Moder, who was described as an experienced winter mountaineer, disappeared nearly 40 years ago during a skiing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

#colorado, #germany, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #moder-rudi, #national-park-service, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo

Killed in a 1961 Crash, ‘Unknown Boy’ Is Finally Identified

The mystery of a teenage hitchhiker, now identified as Daniel Paul Armantrout, was solved 60 years later because of advances in DNA technology and genealogy.

#alabama, #forensic-science, #gedmatch-inc, #genealogy, #missing-persons, #privacy

Cleo Smith, 4, Is Found 18 Days After She Vanishes in Australia

Cleo Smith had disappeared while camping with her family in a remote area of Australia. She was found “alive and well” in a locked house, and a man was detained.

#australia, #cleo-smith, #missing-persons

Human Remains Found in Search for Brian Laundrie in Florida, F.B.I. Says

After searching in the Carlton Reserve, the authorities said they had found human remains near items belonging to Mr. Laundrie, a “person of interest” in the murder of his fiancée, Gabrielle Petito.

#deaths-fatalities, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle, #wyoming

Gabby Petito Died From Strangulation, Coroner Says

The 22-year-old’s remains were found last month in a national forest in Wyoming, the F.B.I. said. The police continue to search for her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.

#bridger-teton-national-forest-wyo, #florida, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle

3,000 Yazidis Are Still Missing. Their Families Know Where Some of Them Are.

Seven years after they were captured by the Islamic State, some members of the Iraqi religious minority are still being held captive by fighters in Syria. Others are with families of ISIS militants.

#human-trafficking, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missing-persons, #syria, #turkey, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

Miya Marcano Case: Body Believed to Be Hers Is Found, Sheriff Says

Ms. Marcano, a 19-year-old college student in Orlando, Fla., was last seen on Sept. 24.

#caballero-armando-manuel-d-2021, #florida, #marcano-miya, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orlando-fla

Texas Man Killed and Dismembered 3 at Motel, Police Say

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, an electrician’s apprentice, told detectives that he “believed that he was being called to commit sacrifices,” according to an arrest warrant.

#euless-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #fort-worth-tex, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tarrant-county-tex

Why Families of Missing Women Often Must Lead the Search Themselves

The media was fascinated with the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito. But the families of many women who go missing, especially women of color, struggle for attention.

#black-people, #florida, #missing-persons, #national-center-for-missing-and-exploited-children, #runaway-children, #women-and-girls

Why Gabrielle Petito’s Story of Alleged Abuse Is All Too Familiar

Intimate partner violence is epidemic in this country. We just don’t always hear about it.

#domestic-violence, #gabby-petito, #intimate-partner-violence, #missing-persons

Gabrielle Petito’s Story of Alleged Abuse Is All Too Familiar

Intimate partner violence is epidemic in this country. We just don’t always hear about it.

#domestic-violence, #gabby-petito, #intimate-partner-violence, #missing-persons

Officials in Wyoming Credit Gabrielle Petito’s Case in Finding Missing Man

After the widespread coverage of Ms. Petito’s disappearance, search teams found a body fitting the description of Robert Lowery, who went missing last month in the same area.

#grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #missing-persons, #petito-gabrielle, #robert-bob-lowery, #wyoming

True Crime, Keith Morrison and Me

The stories may be based in reality, but they portray a fictitious world.

#crime-and-criminals, #de-quincey-thomas-1785-1859, #internal-sub-only, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #podcasts, #serial-murders, #television

Arrest Warrant Issued for Brian Laundrie, Days After Gabby Petito’s Body Was Found

Mr. Laundrie is facing a felony charge of debit card fraud in Wyoming after the death of Ms. Petito, his fiancée, on a cross-country trip. The death has been ruled a homicide.

#capital-one-financial-corporation, #debit-cards, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle, #wyoming

Clara Birdlong, Identified 44 Years After Death, Was Most Likely Serial Killer’s Victim

The police say Samuel Little, who was in Jackson County, Miss., in 1977 and decades later confessed to more than 90 murders, is believed to have killed Ms. Birdlong.

#clara-birdlong, #forensic-science, #jackson-miss, #leflore-county-miss, #little-samuel-1940, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders

Gabrielle Petito and America’s Obsession With Missing White Women

I’ve seen it happen time and again. Missing white women and girls receive outsize media coverage when other missing people receive none.

#black-people, #haiti, #missing-persons, #news-and-news-media, #petito-gabrielle, #social-media, #texas, #whites, #women-and-girls

How the Media Repeated ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ in Petito Case

Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing.

#black-people, #minorities, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #petito-gabrielle, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Human Remains Believed to Be Gabby Petito Are Found

The authorities said remains found in Wyoming were consistent with a description of Gabrielle Petito, 22. She was reported missing after her fiancé returned alone from a cross-country van trip.

#florida, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #petito-gabrielle, #social-media

Gabby Petito’s Disappearance: a Timeline

The authorities said on Sept. 19 that they had found human remains consistent with a description of Ms. Petito, 22 in Wyoming. She had traveled to national parks with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Their social media accounts provide a glimpse into their trip.

#arches-national-park-utah, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #petito-gabrielle

Brian Laundrie’s Sister Says She Hasn’t Spoken to Him Since Gabby Petito Disappeared

Police want to question Brian Laundrie after his fiancée, Gabrielle Petito, disappeared on a cross-country trip. Mr. Laundrie’s sister said she hadn’t heard from him since he returned.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #instagram-inc, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle

Fiancé Is a ‘Person of Interest’ in the Disappearance of Gabrielle Petito

Gabrielle Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, left on July 2 for an adventure in their outfitted van. Now, the police say, she is missing and her fiancé is “a person of interest” in her disappearance.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #instagram-inc, #laundrie-brian, #long-island-ny, #missing-persons, #petito-gabrielle, #police-department-nyc, #utah

Family’s Death in Sierra National Forest, Near Yosemite, Still a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused the deaths of Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog. They were found on Aug. 17.

#algae, #california, #chung-ellen-d-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #forests-and-forestry, #gerrish-jonathan-d-2021, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #sierra-national-forest-calif, #water

Family’s Death Hiking Near Yosemite Still a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused the deaths of Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog. They were found on Aug. 17.

#algae, #california, #chung-ellen-d-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #forests-and-forestry, #gerrish-jonathan-d-2021, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #sierra-national-forest-calif, #water

Iowa Farmworker Gets Life in Prison for the Murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted in May in the 2018 fatal stabbing of Ms. Tibbetts, which Donald J. Trump used to stoke opposition to illegal immigration.

#border-barriers, #brooklyn-iowa, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #mexico, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rivera-cristhian-bahena, #tibbetts-mollie, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-iowa

North Carolina Flooding Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Missing

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped more than 10 inches of rain on Tuesday in Haywood County, N.C., causing the Pigeon River to overflow.

#cooper-roy-a, #cruso-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #haywood-county-nc, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #missing-persons, #north-carolina, #pigeon-river-nc-tenn, #rivers

As Hikers Vanish in Southern Australia, These Mountains Hold Tight to Their Mysteries

The high country of southern Australia is “remote and beautiful and unpredictable,” a place where visitors can be swallowed up without a sound.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons

Remains of Esther Dingley, Missing British Hiker, Are Found

For months, the authorities and Ms. Dingley’s partner combed the Pyrenees mountains. A DNA test confirmed the identity of remains found near her last known location, a group aiding the search said.

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

Fred Zalokar, Marathoner Who Took On Mountains, Is Found Dead in Yosemite

The body of the 61-year-old, who had been missing since Saturday, was recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, the National Park Service said.

#deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #missing-persons, #mountaineering, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-york-city-marathon, #ultramarathon-running, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zalokar-fred

The Collapse of Champlain Towers

Last week, a 13-story residential building near Miami crumbled, prompting a round-the-clock search for survivors and urgent questions about what happened.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #miami-fla, #missing-persons, #rescues

Kim Avis Jailed After Faking Death at ‘Mortuary Beach’

The man’s son told the authorities that his father drowned. Months later, he was found in Colorado and extradited to Scotland, where he was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #carmel-calif, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #domestic-violence, #extradition, #fugitives, #highway-1-calif, #missing-persons, #scotland, #sex-crimes, #united-states, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-marshals-service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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