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A bag of bones hidden in shrubs in the backyard of a vacant home in the city's Longmead-Puritas neighborhood belong to a young boy who has not been reported missing, officials said on Wednesday.
by Adam Ferrise, Cleveland.com
12:34pm
12.7.2017
In a case featuring murder, privacy concerns and First Amendment arguments, an Arkansas judge dismissed charges last week against a man accused of murdering a co-worker. Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith requested a nolle prosequi,...
12:54pm
12.4.2017
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Investigators from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena Post and the Alcona County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information from the public to help identify human remains found in Northern Michigan 23 years ago. A bow hunter discovered the...
by Michigan State Police
10:59am
11.30.2017
The only unsolved case of skyjacking in U.S. history remains unsolved, but a team of investigators is confident it has identified the culprit, his co-conspirators and new evidence covered up by the FBI for 46 years.
by Daniel DeMay, SeattlePI
10:41am
11.22.2017
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area of Twinsburg, Ohio more than 35 years ago. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and Twinsburg police on...
by Rick Armon, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
11:01am
11.21.2017
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She was wrapped in a tarp, bound with rope and likely dumped in a very rural location of Polk County, Oregon. Her body was found September 1, 1996, but it may have been there for quite a while, maybe 2 years. She has never been identified.
by Amy Frazier, KOIN 6 News
11:28am
11.17.2017
Some more missing pieces of the puzzle left by the long-dead “Chameleon” Killer who traveled across the country for decades are beginning to fall into place. The crime that started it all, however—and the identities of four females found in barrels...
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12:54pm
11.2.2017
The decomposed body was found decades ago in a rural area where several victims of mob hits were dumped. The man’s remains were buried in a cemetery in the 1970s, still unidentified. Now, investigators want to exhume the remains to try to identify...
by Associated Press
11:57am
10.30.2017
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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) has hydrophone stations dotted in oceans across the world. They are used by the organisation to detect shock waves that may be a consequence of an underwater nuclear test—but Cardiff...
by Davide Crivelli and Usama Kadri, Cardiff University via The Conversation
12:50pm
10.26.2017
Fears of a serial killer have police in Tampa escorting children to school in one neighborhood near downtown, and a city bus changed its usual route. Three people have been shot to death in the past two weeks within a 1-mile radius in the normally...
by Tamara Lush, Associated Press
11:22am
10.24.2017
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Police in Galveston, Texas are seeking help identifying a young boy whose body was found Friday evening not far from the ocean surf line in a case that they are treating as a possible homicide. Local police, surrounding authorities and federal...
by Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle
12:30pm
10.23.2017
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
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A 15-year-old walked out of her family’s Chicago home in the middle of the night two weeks ago. Kayleigh Green left behind her cellphone charger and case, and four important medications. Two weeks into the search, Green is now considered to be in “...
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1:14pm
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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