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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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As the search for the killer of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and her friend Liberty German, 14, continues, authorities have publicly released one of their key leads: the apparent killer’s image and voice captured on a cellphone by one of the girls.
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11:44am
2.23.2017
Jessica Lauren seeks justice for her father, who at 35 was shot and stabbed to death in June 1983 in his South Florida home. In a newly unearthed 2004 police interview video, a man named George Williams describes his role as an accomplice in the...
by Ken Little, The Greeneville Sun
10:45am
2.21.2017
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The search for flight MH370, still missing for nearly three years, was called off last month by investigators from multiple countries. Now, the forensic mathematics which helped guide the unsuccessful underwater search have been published publicly.
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12:39pm
2.16.2017
A 56-year-old former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of killing Etan Patz, the 6-year-old New York City boy who disappeared from his Soho neighborhood nearly 38 years ago and became one of the most visible symbols for missing children.
by USATODAY
2:18pm
2.14.2017
The search for Queensland teenager Rachel Antonio has turned to a garbage dump where her family fears her body may have been dumped almost two decades ago. Police said they are exploring the possibility of excavating the site in response to...
by Joshua Robertson, The Guardian
12:02pm
2.3.2017
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Weeks after evidence from Candace Hiltz's murder was discovered in an auctioned-off storage locker belonging to a detective, the 17-year-old's 2006 autopsy report was released, revealing that the mother of one was shot seven times, possibly with...
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11:02am
1.30.2017
The Bear Brook Murders, one of the most infamous cold cases in American history, was broken open today by investigators. But in a strange twist, they have the killer – but still not the identities of the four victims found stuffed in barrels in the...
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1:08pm
1.26.2017
A Florida man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and had two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house, authorities said.
by Associated Press
8:57am
1.18.2017
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A girl who has been missing since the day she was born has been found alive, 18 years after being abducted from a hospital by someone posing as a health care worker. Kamiyah Mobley was found living with 51-year-old Gloria Williams, whom she believed...
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12:11pm
1.16.2017
A clip-on tie is now a crucial new lead in the hunt for the infamous D.B. Cooper, the only successful skyjacker, who has eluded authorities for more than 45 years. New forensic conclusions are being released to the public in the hope of finding the...
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10:24am
1.16.2017
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