Category Archives: Abductions/Missing Children

12-year-old Illinois girl in hospital after fighting off attempted abdutors

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A middle school student in suburban Chicago Tinley Park is recovering on Wednesday after she was allegedly attacked by two men who attempted to abduct her on Tuesday. According to CBS Chicago, the 12-year-old girl was walking home shortly after her school bus dropped her off on Tuesday afternoon, when two men, who she described […]

Cops: Mom gets in car chase with child predator

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An Albuquerque, New Mexico, mom, took matters into her own hands when her 5-year-old daughter was snatched by an alleged pedophile Wednesday evening. The abduction happened as the little girl was playing outside her family’s apartment complex on Wednesday night. Witnesses say they saw a man force the little girl into his car. Police believe he may have […]

Report: Kidnap victim Michelle Knight needs reconstructive surgery

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Michelle Knight, one of the three women who have been held captive in Ariel Castro’s basement for the last ten years, is reportedly still recovering in a Cleveland hospital after allegedly sustaining some serious injuries while in captivity reported her grandmother on Thursday. Michelle Knight, who has been a prisoner in Castro’s home longer than the other […]

Charles Ramsey creative account of Amanda Berry rescue goes viral

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After a Cleveland, Ohio, man responded to the cries of a woman, who was screaming from inside his neighbors house, his description and retelling of how he eventually rescued the woman has captured the hearts of people worldwide as Charles Ramsey, now being hailed a hero, has become an Internet sensation. Ramsey, who graciously offered […]

St. Louis youngster and dog walk into grocery story, 'We're hungry'

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Police say they have successfully located the mother of a 5-year-old boy, who walked into a Schnucks grocery store in St. Louis, Missouri, around 11:15 pm on Thursday night. On Friday, the boy was reunited with his mother. Schnucks employees called the police after the youngster showed up, along with his dog, at the grocery […]

Unclaimed wandering toddler's family comes forward

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A Houston, Texas, toddler boy who was found by a Good Samaritan on Sunday, wandering by himself at a flea market, has finally been claimed by his parents. The boy, who authorities have now learned is 17-months-old, was taken into Child Protective Services custody after loud speaker announcements aimed at locating the boy’s caretakers went answered at […]

Mystery: Nobody has come forward to claim wandering Houston toddler

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A toddler boy, who police believe to be around 18-months-0ld, was found wandering alone in a Houston, Texas, area shopping center on Sunday. Although the youngster was handed over to Children’s Protective Services, the agency told ABC News on Monday that nobody has come forward to claim the child or reported a child missing since […]

Strange tweet goes viral: 'Found a baby on my lawn, that's new'

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A woman residing outside Portland, Ore. tweeted an unusual message on Tuesday after she something highly unusual lying on her front lawn. The woman, whose twitter handle is “kristen g ™” called police on Tuesday morning, around 7 am, after she walked outside and discovered a 4-month-old baby boy lying on a blanket, underneath a […]

Ethan: Bunker hostage photos released

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Ethan, the 5-year-old boy who was taken hostage by Vietnam Veteran Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, nearly a week ago, is currently recovering in a local Midland City, Ala. hospital. He has been reunited with his mother and said to be doing just fine. ABC News has exclusively obtained several pictures of young Ethan who will […]

Breaking: Bunker boy saved, abductor dead

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Ethan, the 5-year-old Alabama Kindergartener who was abducted by Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65-years-old, last Tuesday has been safely rescued on Monday afternoon. The kidnapper is dead. According to Fox News, a witness said he heard a loud boom before the boy was taken out of the bunker. It is not yet clear if authorities shot […]

Alabama child hostage may spend birthday in bunker

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Five-year-old Ethan, the Alabama Kindergartener who was abducted and is currently being held captive in a tiny, underground bunker for nearly a week, may wind up spending his 6th birthday there. The youngster was forced in to an underground cell by gunpoint by a 65-year-old man named Jimmy Lee Dykes. Dykes entered the boy’s bus […]

Young boy held captive in bunker heard crying

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The young Alabama hostage whom State Rep. Steve Clouse identified on Thursday by first name Ethan, has been said to be crying and calling out for his parents and grandparents. The boy has been confined to a small bunker for the past four days. Ethan, 5-years-old, was taken by force by a man he didn’t […]

Wife of man abducted as boy defends abductors

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Bobbie Landers, the wife of a man missing since early childhood, 24-year-old Michael Landers, says the grandparents who ran off with  him made him “the man he is today”. Michael Landers, born Richard Wayne Landers Jr., made headlines last week after he was found to be living in Long Prairie  Minnesota, after being reported missing almost […]

Bodies found believed to be Lyric Cook Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8

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Two bodies were found on Wednesday in Iowa by hunters and police believe the bodies are that of missing Lyric Cook Morrissey, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8. The girls, who are cousins, went on a bike ride in early July in a small rural town in northeast Iowa when they vanished into thin air. The girls […]

Teen runs away from foster home with newborn baby

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Ohio Police are search for a teenage girl, Donnielle Owens, from Newark, Ohio, who was last seen early Sunday morning. Donnielle has reportedly run away with her 10-day-old daughter, Raydreonna A. Moorfield, and is currently being sought by authorities. Police believe Donnielle Owens took a taxi to Columbus around 3 am on Sunday morning, with […]

Ohio toddler disappears without a trace from park

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A 3-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, boy was with his mother early Sunday evening when she turned her head for a moment, and the boy vanished. Emilliano Terry was last seen around 5:05 pm on Sunday at Kossuth Park in Cleveland where he was accompanied by his mother and siblings. Terry’s mother said she turned her head […]

Homeless man credited for saving teen from abduction

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A 14-year-old Florida girl says a familiar homeless man saved her from being kidnapped while she was walking to school early Wednesday morning. The unidentified teen said that a man in a white pick up pulled over and asked if she needed a ride while she walking to school along County Road 419 in Orange […]

Richard Redland: Parents wake up, find 11-year-old son missing

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An 11-year-old, Katy, Texas, boy is missing on Wednesday after his family woke up and found that he was not in his bed. The boy’s family called police this morning at 5:47 am, after waking up around 5:00 am, going into his bedroom and finding that he was not there. The missing boy, Richard Redland, […]

Jessica Ridgeway: Killer's ex-girlfriend says 'he was so sweet'

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The 17-year-old teen accused of murdering and dismembering a 10-year-old Westminster, Colorado, girl has one adoring fan, his ex-girlfriend. Austin Sigg dated a girl he met a Christian youth group. She says the pair went to church together and that he always wore a cross necklace. She spoke with KSDK News on Thursday, going into […]

Jessica Ridgeway murder: Teen suspect arrested

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A 17-year-old year old teenage boy has been apprehended for the murder and dismemberment of a 10-year-old Colorado girl, Jessica Ridgeway. Austin Reed Sigg was arrested late Tuesday night by Westminster Colorado Police. Jessica Ridgeway disappeared earlier this month, on her way to her elementary school. Police believe Ridgeway only got about a block away […]

Chicago family sues school board over child's abduction, rape

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A Chicago family is suing the Chicago Board of Education for failing to keep their daughter safe and reporting a witnessed abduction. The victim was a student at Cook Elementary on Chicago’s south side back in May. The family filed their lawsuit this week. The lawsuit claims that their daughter was abducted by a stranger, […]

Dog and her puppies keep lost boy warm

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A 10-year-old Hackleburg, Alabama boy with Down Syndrome wandered from his home on Tuesday afternoon. Kyle Camp was watching television around 4:30PM on Tuesday. Soon after, his family found him to be missing. The area around Kyle’s house is heavily wooded. His family searched for him until 7:00PM Tuesday evening before calling the police. There […]

Colorado police confirm body found was Jessica Ridgeway

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The Westminster, Colorado police held a press conference on Friday at 4 pm mountain time, officially confirming the identity of the body they recovered late Wednesday night as missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. The Westminster Police spokesperson said that it was with great regret and sorrow in his heart that he had to make this announcement. […]

Illinois mother and two young children disappear without a trace

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Lake County Illinois Police are looking into the unexpected disappearance of a young family. Two young children and their mother appear to have vanished five days ago from their suburban Chicago area, leaving no clues as to their whereabouts. Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Illinois, and her 4-month-old daughter, Macenzie and 2-year-old daughter, Chevelle, […]

Gruesome details emerge on body believed to be Jessica Ridgeway (graphic)

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While police are remaining mum on positive identification of the body Westminster Colorado police found Wednesday night near where 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway went missing last Friday, new grisly details are starting to emerge. Jessica Ridgeway went missing on Friday after she left her home sometime shortly after 8 am, walking to a local park to […]