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A reward of $30,000 is being offered to identify the killer of a dog who was found stabbed over 50 times, beaten and stuffed in a suitcase in Hollywood, Florida last week.
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1:36pm
10.18.2017
In 2015, Christina Scates began a series of events while researching her own genealogy that appears to have lead to the identification of a female body, possibly that of Linda Pagano, 17, of Akron, found along a river bank in 1975.
by Paula Schleis and Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal
12:48pm
10.9.2017
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Skeletal remains found in Aruba are not those of Natalee Holloway, who vanished 12 years ago while on a graduation trip with her Mountain Brook, Alabama classmates.
by Carol Robinson, AL.com
9:38am
10.4.2017
A former FBI agent is heading up a cold case team more than 70 years after Nazi occupation police stormed the secret Amsterdam canal house annex where Anne Frank was hiding and sent her to her death in a concentration camp.
by Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch, Reuters
11:58am
10.3.2017
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is asking the public for help identifying a woman who was found dead in the Willamette River near Swan Island. Authorities hope several distinct features about the woman, including the large amount of...
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12:02pm
9.29.2017
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Indiana investigators are looking into whether a man arrested in Colorado for allegedly threatening people along a hiking trail with a hatchet could be linked to the February killing of two teenage hikers in Indiana.
by Associated Press
10:15am
9.29.2017
The unsolved 19-year-old murder of Yale student Suzanne Jovin is getting renewed attention by Connecticut law enforcement, with an assistant state’s attorney spending eight hours a week with a team of detectives working to solve the high-profile...
by Dave Altimari and David Owens, Hartford Courant
12:07pm
9.27.2017
Authorities have uncovered no evidence that toddler Ayla Reynolds is still alive despite the more than 1,000 leads they’ve received since her 2011 disappearance, state police said Thursday.
by Associated Press
12:18pm
9.22.2017
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The disclosure this week of a five-page, typewritten document that was stolen from an armored cabinet inside the Vatican has revived the mystery surrounding a 15-year-old who vanished in 1983.
by Elisabetta Povoledo, Associated Press
12:31pm
9.20.2017
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have released the first facial reconstruction of a young girl found deceased in a black suitcase in a field in Madisonville, Texas on Sept. 17, 2016....
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12:38pm
9.15.2017
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A young woman was found dead in a hotel freezer on the outskirts of Chicago over the weekend, and the many unanswered questions surrounding the investigation have led to widespread speculation.
by Jacey Fortin, The New York Times
12:24pm
9.14.2017
A killer who was found guilty of killing two women in the 1990s could be tied to at least one of the victims at the infamous Gilgo Beach dumping site on Long Island, according to a prosecutor.
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4:52pm
9.12.2017
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A mass grave holds the remains of 400 children who died in an orphanage run by Catholic nuns in Scotland over the course of a century, according to a new investigation by British journalists.
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12:36pm
9.11.2017
On Sunday, Sept. 17, 25 years after her disappearance, Misty Copsey will speak—in spirit. In a double-barrelled social media push, the Puyallup Police Department will devote its Facebook and Twitter feeds to the 14-year-old who vanished after a...
by Sean Robinson, Associated Press
10:47am
9.11.2017
The execution-style killing of James Ricks caught up to James Leon Clay, now 70, in the most mundane of ways: he couldn’t stop talking about it.
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4:50pm
9.6.2017
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For the past several weeks, South Africans have been riveted by an inquest into whether anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol jumped or was pushed to his death from a 10th floor window on Oct. 27, 1971.
by Krista Mahr, Associated Press
11:31am
8.29.2017
Cook County, Illinois authorities trying to identify a baby found dead in the wreckage of a fire at a vacant south suburban home last month think they know what she looked like. On Thursday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office released a...
by NBC 5 Chicago
11:01am
8.28.2017
The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, Danish police said late Monday.
by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press
11:35am
8.22.2017
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The father of Natalee Holloway, the American teenager who disappeared in Aruba 12 years ago, revealed that he and a private investigator recently discovered human remains behind a house on the island. The remains are being DNA tested to determine if...
by Mary Bowerman, USA Today
9:22am
8.17.2017
MH370, the flight that made a suspicious turn into the Indian Ocean three years ago with 239 people aboard and has never been located, could be discovered with further searching, contends a group of Australian scientists. High-resolution satellite...
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12:38pm
8.16.2017
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Police from Sweden assisted their Danish counterparts on Tuesday with pursuing leads in the search for a missing Swedish woman who was on an amateur-built submarine the night before it sank, while volunteers and authorities combed the countries'...
by Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
10:24am
8.15.2017
U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims' families urged the Malaysian government to agree to a private sector hunt for...
by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
12:05pm
8.11.2017
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Signs of blood have been found on part of a sandal and on soil inside a toy car recovered by police searching for missing British toddler Ben Needham. Ben was 21 months old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991.
by BBC News
10:18am
7.24.2017
Ohio officials have released a forensic facial reconstruction of a man whose skull was found 18 months ago outside an abandoned house in Akron.
11:32am
7.19.2017
Indiana police have released a witness-aided composite sketch of the man officials say is the main suspect in their search for the murderer of two Indiana girls. Grainy photographs of the suspect and audio of his voice retrieved from one of the...
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10:31am
7.18.2017
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The search for four young men who went missing last week, igniting a massive operation that involved the FBI and U.S. Marshals, has taken a turn for the worse as investigators have found the remains of at least one of the four men.
12:00pm
7.13.2017
A 20-year-old linked to the property where the FBI is searching for four missing Pennsylvania men was arrested Monday and held on $1 million bail on a gun charge, although authorities did not call him a suspect in the feared foul play.
by Maryclaire Dale and Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
11:10am
7.11.2017
A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National...
by Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin, NBC News
12:02pm
7.5.2017
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Through a new partnership announced yesterday between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Parabon NanoLabs, the NCMEC hopes to enhance their ability to reconstruct the faces of unidentified children by incorporating previously...
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1:20pm
6.28.2017
Famed pilot Amelia Earhart went missing almost 80 years ago—but the search for her remains hasn’t ceased. A specialized expedition was set to embark Saturday on a journey to a remote island in yet another attempt to find her.
by Juliana Rose Pignataro, International Business Times
10:37am
6.23.2017
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The skeleton of a child was found in a blue metal box in 1976, in the basement storage area of an upstate New York apartment complex. Now, thanks to a new forensic analysis of the unidentified body, investigators have DNA, a gender, a facial...
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12:22pm
6.15.2017
A new method maps out the key features, such as the shape of the cheek, mouth and forehead, of a face at a certain age. This information is fed to a computer algorithm which then synthesizes new features for the face to produce photographic quality...
by University of Bradford
12:29pm
6.14.2017
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A Florida sheriff’s office says it’s getting some promising leads after devoting its Twitter feed to a true-crime story that’s written as if it were narrated by an 8-year-old girl who disappeared 33 years ago.
by Terry Spencer, Associated Press
11:41am
5.31.2017
The bodies of two men have been discovered over two days in Central Park, each floating in a lake, but investigators don't believe either was the victim of a crime, police said last week.
by Associated Press
12:53pm
5.16.2017
The Orange County Coroner's Office in California has been trying for nearly three decades to identify a woman who was struck and killed by two vehicles in 1990. Officials revealed Thursday that the woman was finally identified as missing woman...
by Ashley Ludwig, Los Alamitos Patch
11:59am
5.15.2017
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An old pair of eyeglasses may help solve a road rage murder from 17 years ago. Police believe the unique glasses, found at the murder scene along I-75 near Atlanta, Georgia, belong to the killer. Now detectives are stepping up their investigation of...
by Jon Shirek, WXIA
12:50pm
5.12.2017
The New Jersey State Police are hoping to solve some of the state's missing persons cases through a special upcoming event. “Missing in New Jersey” invites friends and families of the vanished to help investigators get more information and heat up...
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12:17pm
5.12.2017
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) continued its search for a missing U.S. Army Air Force P-47D Thunderbolt pilot after discovering pieces of his aircraft in a forest near Boulogne Sur Mer, France on May 9.
by Sgt. Brian Kimball
11:38am
5.11.2017
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A Washoe County cold case has been solved, with the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recent collaboration with the NamUs system positively identifying a man who died in 2008.
by KOLO
11:34am
5.11.2017
The Serial Street Shooter, who terrorized the city of Phoenix for months by shooting at people on the streets at night, has been caught, authorities said. Aaron Saucedo, 23, has been charged in a total of 12 attacks and nine deaths, police announced...
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12:06pm
5.9.2017
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