NEW YORK (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another body has surfaced at Lake Mead — this time in a swimming area where water levels have dropped as the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam recedes because of drought and climate change.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an effort to address the crisis of missing Indigenous people, the FBI announced Monday it is releasing a list of more than 170 Native Americans it has verified as missing throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stretches into Arizona and Utah.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A southeastern Montana tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department and its Bureau of Indian Affairs, saying the U.S. is not complying with its treaty obligation to provide adequate law enforcement services on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Human remains found last month in Sandoval County has been identified as those of a 20-year-old woman reported as an endangered missing person in April, authorities said Thursday.
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities have shut down False River after a boating accident left one person dead and another one missing.
Two boats collided in the river in Pointe Coupee Parish around 10 p.m.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Mexico’s Caribbean coast have issued an alert for a missing Australian woman whose 2-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in the resort city of Cancun.
Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo said Tahnee Shanks, 32, was last seen on Monday in Cancun.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Investigators located the remains of a Maine woman reported missing by her family almost three years ago.
Police said Wednesday the remains of Cathy Pride were recovered on April 5 in a wooded, industrial area in Bangor.
Tribal and local authorities and volunteers from a Minnesota-based missing persons foundation will search the Yurok Reservation in remote Northern California over three days for Emmilee Risling, a 33-year-old Native woman who went missing last October.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are taking to the airwaves to call attention to unsolved homicide and missing person cases on the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. as several states are starting to funnel more resources and investigators toward solving such cases.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have discovered the body of a Sioux Falls woman who had been missing for almost two weeks.
The Argus Leader reported Sunday that searchers found Kay Flittie’s body in Hanson County on Saturday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international organization formed to identify the dead and missing from the 1990s Balkan conflicts is preparing to send a team of forensics experts to Ukraine as the death toll mounts more than six weeks into the war caused by Russia's invasion.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The family of a northern Nevada woman who was kidnapped and killed has complained that a sheriff’s office mishandled its initial response to her disappearance weeks before her body was found, a Reno television station reported.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead inside a central California home after the child was reported missing was charged in her killing along with her boyfriend, authorities said.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A manhunt was under way Saturday for a man wanted in the death of a child whose body was found inside a central California home during the search for a missing 8-year-old girl.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Human remains found buried in a shallow grave in rural Nevada last year have been identified as those of a California man reported missing by his family in 2020.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office used DNA testing to identify the remains as those of Jered Stefansky, 26, of Redding, officials said Thursday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police were searching for two men suspected of killing a man whose body was found encased in concrete in a bathtub in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive, gated communities.
Police, investigating a missing person's case, entered a Hawaii Loa Ridge home Tuesday where they encountered a strong smell of coffee coming from a bathtub.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday signed legislation aimed at ensuring more effective coordination among law enforcement agencies when it comes to cases involving missing or slain Native American women.
HENDERSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged in the death of a Delaware woman who went missing in 2020, police announced Tuesday.
Last week, investigators investigating the disappearance of Jennifer Leyanna, 41, of Felton went to a home in Henderson, Maryland, where they found suspected human remains in the backyard, Delaware State Police said in a news release.
MANCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A Manchester woman reported missing over the weekend has been found dead in her car, which was discovered submerged in a southern Michigan drainage ditch, police said.
The body of Rebecca Reynolds, 36, was discovered Sunday in her vehicle, which had crashed into a Washtenaw County drainage ditch near her Manchester home, Michigan State Police said.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Human remains found in January are those of a woman who has been missing since July, and two people have been charged in her death, a North Carolina police department said.
HENDERSON, Md. (AP) — Investigators following up on a Delaware missing person case found suspected human remains in the backyard of a Maryland home, police said.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office and FBI went to a home on Schuyler Road in Henderson, Maryland, on Wednesday to follow up on the 2020 missing person case, state police said in a news release Thursday.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Massachusetts have a created a set of playing cards featuring images of the victims of unsolved homicides or of missing persons in the hope that they generate tips that lead to resolution of the cases.
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley man has been charged with murder after police found a woman's body buried in his backyard, authorities said.
Micah Dovlet, 34, of Milpitas was arrested on Wednesday and had a court hearing Thursday on a murder charge, a police statement said.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City, Kansas, police department is opening a new unit to review cold cases, Chief Karl Oakman said.
Oakman announced Thursday the city has 285 unsolved homicides spanning five decades.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The King County Sheriff’s Office was searching Tuesday for a man reported missing after a landslide in Renton earlier this month.
Family members made the report after the slide Jan.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion and earlier interethnic strife.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his parents last summer.
Jurors deliberated for just over two hours before finding 23-year-old Chandler Halderson guilty on all counts related to the July 1 killing of 50-year-old Bart Halderson and 53-year-old Krista Halderson at their home in Windsor, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Milwaukee.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a hilly, desert area of Kingman, police said Wednesday.
They said say two hikers reported finding the remains Sunday in Monolith Garden.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s leader on Tuesday promised human rights reforms and justice for people missing from the country's civil war, after years of resisting calls for such measures.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was speaking before a new session of Parliament as the government looks for international support in dealing with a heavy fiscal and debt crisis.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A commercial diver who went missing in the ocean near an oil platform off Southern California was found dead, authorities said.
The search began Sunday morning in the area surrounding the oil processing facility known as platform Elly, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) off Huntington Beach, the U.S.
DENVER (AP) — Near the starting point of a Colorado wildfire that destroyed over 1,000 homes and buildings, one man stayed home in an apparent attempt to save a voluminous collection of papers documenting his family's history plus his personal writings and records of his community activism.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An investigation has found that Utah police made “several unintentional mistakes” when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed in what became a high-profile missing person case.
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Human remains found buried in Isanti County in 2003 have finally been identified as a 22-year-old man missing since 1970, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
According to the Isanti County Sheriff's Office, investigators have long believed Donald Rindahl was a homicide victim, but his death has been classified as undetermined.
LONDON (AP) — Sinead O'Connor's 17-year-old son, Shane, was found dead in Ireland on Friday after the Irish singer-songwriter notified authorities that he had gone missing.
Police said the missing person case was closed after a body was found in the eastern coastal town of Bray, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Dublin.
ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The body of a Florida middle school student was found by family members in a retention pond on Christmas Day, several days after he was reported missing, authorities said.
VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) — A Maine state trooper has come to the aid of an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease who had wandered away from his home during a storm and ended up in a ditch.
Troopers got their missing person report from a home in Vassalboro at about 5 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All of the people reported missing in Kentucky after tornadoes swept through the state last weekend have been accounted for, Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday.
Beshear hailed the report by state emergency management officials and said he hoped it meant that no additional people in Kentucky would be found dead from the storm.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Human bones found in central Michigan are those of a pilot who apparently leapt from his plane in mid-flight, authorities said Thursday.
The bones discovered Sept. 9, 2018, in Chapin Township have been positively identified as those of 27-year-old Xin Rong, a University of Michigan doctoral student who disappeared while flying a rented Cessna on March 15, 2017, the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of a man found on Fire Island just west of Anchorage in 1989 have been identified through DNA and genome sequencing, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.
Troopers said the victim was Michael Allison Beavers, who owned an excavation business in Chugiak.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A database of missing people in North Dakota finally has the funding to get it off the ground.
The state Legislature passed a law in 2019 which created the database. And with $300,000 allocated during the recent special session, the Attorney General's Office has the money to implement the tool.
One person was missing and one died after two boats collided on Lake Erie, authorities said.
Three people were pulled from the water following the crash Tuesday night near Cranberry Creek, authorities said.
FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The last time Polenli Combary spoke to her son on the phone she prayed for God to bless him. Shortly after, she called back but the line was dead.
Her 34-year-old son was returning a truck used to move the family's belongings from their village in eastern Burkina Faso after jihadis forced everyone to leave.
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Wisconsin woman whose body has not been found, Polk County authorities said Wednesday.
James Shiloh Klever, 46, of Mount Ayr, is suspected of killing 30-year-old Rachel Reuter, of Cassville, Wisconsin, the Polk County Sheriff's office said.
CHICAGO (AP) —
When the discovery of more than two dozen bodies stashed under John Wayne Gacy's house near Chicago was making headlines all over the world in the late 1970s, Francis Wayne Alexander's family in New York didn't think much of it.
LONDON (AP) — London’s police force has apologized to the family of two murdered sisters, saying its initial response to the crime was “below the standard that it should have been.”
The mother of the two women dismissed the apology Tuesday as too little, too late, saying the Metropolitan Police force had not taken responsibility for its “reprehensible” failings.
DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve could be those of a United Airlines executive who vanished more than a year ago.
Contractors found the remains Friday afternoon in an area of heavy brush and vegetation at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Darien.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A gunfire exchange as authorities tried to do a welfare check on a reported missing person ended with a man dead and a South Carolina sheriff's deputy hospitalized, authorities said.
WINDYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two southern Missouri men have been charged in the kidnapping of a woman who went missing in July, after investigators found photos of her, nearly naked and apparently locked in a cage, on one of their phones.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a scene worthy of a comedy sketch, a Turkish man joined a search party for a missing person not realizing the individual being pursued was him.
Beyhan Mutlu, 51, went drinking with a friend in a forest in the town of Inegol, northwest Turkey, late Tuesday.