Missing persons

May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum. The...
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James Michael Wright is shown in an undated photo provided by the Washington County, Va., Sheriff's Office. Wright, 23, of Mendota, Va., has been charged with three counts of capital murder, the sheriff's office in Washington County, Virginia, announced Monday, May 13, 2019. Wright is accused of fatally shooting three women he met while working for a traveling carnival. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met them through the traveling show, authorities in Virginia say. James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing the women in February and March near his home in a far western corner of rural Virginia. "...
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A man walks in front of a his flooded home in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Overflowing rivers in Bosnia and Croatia have flooded dozens of homes and roads, putting the Balkans on high alert after 2014 floods killed dozens of people died and submerged large areas of the region. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
May 14, 2019 - 7:54 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Homes and roads have been flooded in parts of Bosnia after rivers broke their banks following heavy rains, triggering concerns Tuesday of a repeat of floods five years ago when dozens died. Bosnian media reported that rescuers are searching for a 6-year-old boy...
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Brittany Bowens, facing camera, the mother of the missing 4-year-old, Meleah Davis is hugged by Taneshia Brown, after protesters demanding "Justice for Meleah", followed Bowens down the street and confronted her in a parking garage, after the court postponed a court appearance for Derion Vence, who is charged with tampering with evidence in the case of Meleah Davis' disappearance, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Houston. Brown, one of the protesters handed Bowens a poster, and said later, "It's like someone failed you (Bowens) and you failed your baby. It's hurtful." (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 5:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl was heckled outside a courtroom on Monday by people who questioned if she had done enough to protect her daughter before her disappearance. Brittany Bowens, Maleah Davis's mother, along with her spokesman, community activist Quanell X,...
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This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Dept. shows Derion Vence. Vence, the man who reported 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday, May 11, 2019 in connection with her disappearance and police say they have found blood in his apartment linked to her. (Houston Police Dept. via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 7:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old Texas girl, according to a prosecutor. Derion Vence, 26, remained jailed Sunday on a $1 million bond after being arrested a day earlier on a...
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This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Dept. shows Derion Vence. Vence, the man who reported 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday, May 11, 2019 in connection with her disappearance and police say they have found blood in his apartment linked to her. (Houston Police Dept. via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 10:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The man who reported 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday in connection with her disappearance and police said they found blood in his apartment linked to her. Derion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested...
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This undated photo released by the Houston Police Department shows Maleah Davis. Houston police are trying to determine what happened to the 4-year-old girl after her stepfather said she was taken by men who released him and his 2-year-old son after abducting them as well. An Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning, May 7, 2019, for Maleah Davis. (Houston Police Department via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 6:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis (all times local): 6 p.m. Houston police say they found "blood evidence" in the apartment of Darion Vence that matches that of the missing 4-year-old girl, Maleah Davis. In a statement on the arrest of Vence, Houston police...
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People carry images of people who were disappeared, during a Mother's Day march in Mexico City, Friday, May 10, 2019. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
May 10, 2019 - 2:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of mothers of disappeared Mexicans marched in cities across the country to mark Mexico's Mother's Day and demand authorities find their children — or at least their bodies. Some 40,000 people have gone missing since the start of the country's drug war in 2006. Very few...
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This undated photo released by the Houston Police Department shows Maleah Davis. Houston police are trying to determine what happened to the 4-year-old girl after her stepfather said she was taken by men who released him and his 2-year-old son after abducting them as well. An Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning, May 7, 2019, for Maleah Davis. (Houston Police Department via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 2:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A car that was reportedly stolen when a 4-year-old Texas girl disappeared late last week was found Thursday in a suburban Houston parking lot, authorities said. A woman spotted the gray Nissan Altima in a Missouri City parking lot and reported it to police, Houston police Detective...
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Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit carry a suitcase after it was retrieved from a man-made lake near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides says investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic lake. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus recovered a second suitcase containing human remains Sunday from a contaminated lake where a military officer who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls told authorities he dumped the bodies of three victims. The lake is part of an abandoned...
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