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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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Elias Abuelazam, serving a life sentence in Michigan for one of the five murders that authorities attribute to him, confessed to killing Jammie Lane, who was stabbed to death in his home in 2009. Abuelazam's confession came in exchange for immunity.
by Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
9:18am
5.3.2017
At this time last year, an unknown killer dubbed the "Serial Street Shooter" was targeting the people of Phoenix, killing seven and wounding two in a series of attacks. Now, some local sources are reporting that police have a person of interest in...
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12:20pm
4.28.2017
For more than 20 years, there have been no solid leads in the case of 12-year-old Jennifer Odom, who was abducted and killed in Hernando County, Florida. Now, investigators say the state's first use of familial DNA in a separate case may have...
by Reginald Roundtree, WTSP
12:34pm
4.27.2017
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Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.
by Associated Press
11:39am
4.24.2017
The facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago were released Wednesday by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Justice. The man, found on July 19, 1989, is believed to have been murdered.
by The Marion Star
12:11pm
4.20.2017
Hoping to find their killers, the state is again putting the faces of victims in dozens of unsolved slayings in front of inmates on playing cards. Officials announced last Tuesday that a fourth edition of the cold case playing cards has been...
by Nicholas Rondinone, Hartford Courant
11:23am
4.17.2017
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New forensic isotope testing has revealed new information about a 1971 cold case that could help identify a young woman who was found dead over 45 years ago. The unidentified woman's remains were found near the Oregon-California border.
by Jared Cowley, KGW
9:40am
4.12.2017
The Justice Department may again reopen its investigation into the 1955 killing of Emmett Till. The revelation came a week after Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed support for pursuing and prosecuting killers who went unpunished in the civil...
by Jerry Mitchell, The Clarion-Ledger
3:57pm
4.7.2017
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Fingerprint technology, DNA and online ancestry records may have led to the identification of a Jane Doe found murdered in New York in 1970. The NYPD is awaiting DNA results, suspecting the victim is a long-missing woman named Evelyn Moore.
by Heather Yakin, Times Herald-Record
11:11am
4.6.2017
Police have found the remains of a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her bedroom in Tucson nearly five years ago, putting an end to an exhaustive search that roiled the community and beyond. The remains were discovered in a rural area about a...
by Associated Press
12:16pm
4.4.2017
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The murder of 'Baby Girl April,' an unidentified infant found suffocated in a plastic bag on the bank of the Mississippi River in 1992, remains unsolved after 25 years. Police have worked to identify the mother of the baby, but with no success.
by Tara Becker, Quad-City Times
1:32pm
3.28.2017
Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the...
by CBS News
11:29am
3.27.2017
A child killer dubbed the "Beast of Wombwell" is now a potential suspect in South Yorkshire's oldest unsolved murder case. Peter Pickering killed Shirley Ann Boldy, 14, in 1972 and was recently arrested by detectives investigating the case of Elsie...
by Will Worley, International Business Times
10:53am
3.27.2017
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A 15-year-old Tennessee girl could be in danger, a week after she apparently disappeared with her 50-year-old teacher. An Amber Alert is still in effect for Elizabeth Thomas, a student at Culleoka Unit School, and 50-year-old Tad Cummins, a teacher...
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1:22pm
3.21.2017
Only about half of the violent crimes and a third of the property crimes in the U.S. each year are reported to police. Most of the crimes that are reported don’t result in the arrest, charging and prosecution of a suspect, according to government...
by John Gramlich, Pew Research Center
10:45am
3.2.2017
An unidentified homicide victim found by a hunter in October 2006 near the Big Spring Snow Park in far eastern Linn County, Oregon probably lived for a brief time in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana or Florida, according to new information acquired by...
by Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald
12:30pm
2.28.2017
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There is a "great possibility" that Kwauhuru Govan, charged with two Bushwick murders, could be a national serial killer, the NYPD said Wednesday. The Bushwick man is charged in connection with murdering and dismembering two teens in 2004 and 2005.
by Sarah Kaufman, Brooklyn Patch
11:44am
2.27.2017
Officials have released a detailed physical description, based on DNA and witness statements, of a person of interest in the murder case of Vanessa Marcotte, who was killed while jogging near her family’s home in Princeton, Massachusetts on Aug. 7.
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12:27pm
2.24.2017
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