Tag: Missing Persons

An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

BEIRUT — Since disappearing in Syria nearly two years ago, an American therapist has missed the birth of one grandchild, then another. His family in the United States does not know where he is, who is holding him, whether he has the diabetes medication he needs or even whether he is still alive. They have […]

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Man Accused of Kidnapping Jayme Closs Targeted Her at a School Bus Stop, Authorities Say

BARRON, Wis. — The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents told investigators that he had spotted 13-year-old Jayme getting onto a school bus last fall and decided then that “that was the girl he was going to take,” according to court documents released Monday. The man, Jake Patterson, 21, was charged […]

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Suspect in Jayme Closs Case Targeted Her at a School Bus Stop, Authorities Say

BARRON, Wis. — The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents told investigators that he had spotted 13-year-old Jayme getting onto a school bus last fall and decided then that “that was the girl he was going to take,” according to court documents released Monday. The man, Jake Patterson, 21, was charged […]

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For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than ‘We Got Her’

CHICAGO — When Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road on Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators. Chris Fitzgerald, the sheriff of Barron County, Wis. — where Jayme’s parents were found dead in their home on the night that Jayme disappeared — was at the helm of that desperate […]

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Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Girl, Is Found; Man Is Accused in Abduction

GORDON, Wis. — A 21-year-old man was being held in the disappearance of a teenager, Jayme Closs, who had vanished from her rural Wisconsin home on the same fall night that her parents were found fatally shot there. Jake T. Patterson, 21, was being held pending formal charges of murder and kidnapping, the authorities announced […]

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Jayme Closs, Missing After Parents’ Deaths, Is Found Alive in Wisconsin, Authorities Say

A teenage girl who went missing from the house where her parents were killed has been found, the authorities said on Thursday night, three months after her disappearance rattled a small town in Wisconsin and prompted a large-scale manhunt. A suspect has been taken into custody. Jayme Closs, 13, was found on Thursday evening by […]

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In California’s Fires, Fear for the Missing: ‘I Loved Her. And I Don’t Know if I’ll Ever See Her Again.’

PARADISE, Calif. — Has anyone heard from Billy? Susan? Betty? Their friends at the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park want to know. Four days after a blaze called the Camp Fire ripped through the small town of Paradise, the sheriff’s office said that more than 200 residents are still missing. It is a staggering number in […]

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Families Search for Missing Loved Ones Amid California Fire Chaos

After the deadly and fast-growing wildfire began to threaten his hometown, Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Al Silva got in his four-door Buick sedan and fled west. His family made contact with the 91-year-old on Thursday night, when he was at a parking lot in Chico, Calif., Mari Irby, Mr. Silva’s great-niece, said. And then, silence. […]

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Mystery in a Small Town: A Quiet Couple Shot Dead, Their Daughter Missing

BARRON, Wis. — Cows and corn and silence stretch out on either side of Highway 8, beyond the Jennie-O turkey plant and nine churches that serve this town of just over 3,400. So when James and Denise Closs, a quiet couple who had lived in town for decades, were found shot to death in their […]

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2 Sisters Were Found Dead in the River, Duct-Taped Together. Police Have Few Answers.

A person strolling through Riverside Park last Wednesday afternoon spotted something jarring on the riverbank and called the police. There, below a small pier that juts out from the park at 68th Street, lay the bodies of two young women, bound together by duct tape at their waists and ankles. They had not been in […]

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His Body Was Behind the Wheel for a Week Before It Was Discovered. This Was His Life.

A neighbor walking his dog in the East Village saw the man one night, sitting motionless behind the wheel inside a parked car. Two days later, he was still there. The windows were up, the engine off — this during an August heat wave. The neighbor called 911. Soon the block of East 12th Street […]

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Mexico’s President-elect Rethinks His Campaign Promises

Mexico City — Winning Mexico’s presidency this summer did not slow down Andrés Manuel López Obrador: three months into his transition, he is traveling across the country to thank voters, replay his campaign promises and pledge, “I will not fail you.” But now there’s often an asterisk: “We wish we could give more.” Mr. López […]

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What We Know About the Missing Teen Whose Parents Were Shot to Death

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaking about missing teen Jayme Closs. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) Over the past few days, haunting images of a teen girl with curly, sandy blonde hair and a dimpled smile named Jayme Closs have been almost inescapable. An Amber Alert issued Monday by the Barron County Sheriff in Wisconsin […]

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‘No Word From My Son’: Dozens Still Missing as Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Nicholas Sines was last heard from at his tiny apartment in Panama City more than a week ago. As Hurricane Michael was bearing down on the Florida Panhandle, his mother, Kristine Wright, urged her son to get out before it was too late. “I begged him,” she said. “Please go to […]

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Jamal Khashoggi Disappears, a Mystery Rattling the Middle East

LONDON — Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident, met two friends for lunch last Monday in London to discuss a newspaper column he had drafted lamenting the lack of free speech in the Arab world. “Everyone is fearful,” he wrote. But Mr. Khashoggi appeared to have little fear about his plans for the next day: […]

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A Security Expert Tied to WikiLeaks Vanishes, and the Internet Is Abuzz

OSLO — In a remote Norwegian town north of the Arctic Circle, a cybersecurity expert with ties to WikiLeaks checked out of a hotel, dressed in khaki hiking gear and carrying heavy baggage. That was on Aug. 20. No one has reported seeing him since. The disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, 46, has so far flummoxed […]

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Florida Mother Charged With Murder After Body of Son, 2, Is Discovered

When Charisse Stinson reported her 2-year-old son missing in Largo, Fla., on Sunday, she told the police that a man who had offered her a ride had beaten her unconscious and taken her child. But on Tuesday night, the police offered a different explanation. They said at a news conference that Ms. Stinson, 21, had […]

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Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers’ Weekly Vigil

The Turkish police forcefully dispersed a group of activists, some of them women in their 80s, over the weekend, breaking up a regular vigil in Istanbul to protest the forced disappearances of hundreds of people. The group, known as the Saturday Mothers, was to hold its 700th meeting on Saturday to demand justice for those […]

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After an Immigrant’s Arrest, Trump Seizes on Killing of Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa Student

In the security video, Ms. Tibbetts is seen running near Boundary and Middle Streets, and a dark-colored Chevy Malibu also appears, driving back and forth numerous times, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed Tuesday. Mr. Rivera was questioned by law enforcement officers on Monday, and he admitted to pursuing a woman running in […]

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