Category Archives: Abductions/Missing Children

Indian Madeleine McCann sighting was fake

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Parents conclude that the child spotted wasn’t their daughterA possible sighting of missing Madeleine McCann in India had sparked fresh hope that she was alive and well. A British woman on vacation in the country reported spotting a girl who looked remarkably like Madeleine at a market in Northern India on Friday night. She was […]

Public speculation spreads in the case of missing girl Celina Cass

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The public demands answers on Facebook as they look deeper into step-father’s Facebook page. Step father is not currently a suspect.When a child as young as Celina Cass disappears into thin air, the public starts putting on their amateur sleuthing hats. In the past few years, the Internet has provided a digital meeting ground and […]

Celina Cass: Missing NH 5th grader's Facebook page may reveal clues

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FBI joins search effort for missing 11 year old girl who vanished from her family’s homeCelina Cass, an 11 year old 5th grader at Stewartstown Community School, has vanished from her small-town New Hampshire home Monday night, July 25th, where she lives with her mother, step-father and sister. Now the FBI has reportedly joined the […]

Chinese police rescue 89 kidnapped infants in July

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A crackdown on human trafficking by Chinese police this month has resulted in 369 arrests and 89 kidnapped infants being rescued according to state media. In a raid in mid-July, police  rescued eight infants (aged 10 days to 7 months) who had been drugged with sleeping pills. They also detained 39 suspects believed to be […]

Man arrested after throwing infant at cops

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At about 12:30 AM on Monday, a man allegedly kidnapped a baby, then threw the child at approaching officers, according to police. Two police officers responded to a report of a domestic incident in the Lawndale neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. On arrival, they saw the man down the street with a baby in his arms. When the officers approached […]

Child's body found in burnt building may be Mariha Trenice Smith

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Detroit resident Konesha Smith reported her daughter missing the same day remains were discovered in an abandoned houseThe charred remains of a 5 to 7 year old girl was found in an abandoned building that was set on fire on Sunday.  Medical examiners have yet to determine if the body is that of missing 5 […]

County fair in Kentucky profits off Casey Anthony as 'public enemy #1'

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Casey Anthony dunk tank at County fair in Lexington, Kentucky is shut down amid controversyEverybody loves the county fair, especially when it involves one of the most notorious accused child killers in history. In lieu of the Casey Anthony verdict, fair organizers in Lexington, Kentucky set up a dunk tank which allowed fairgoers to dunk […]

Convicted sex offender arrested while attempting another abduction

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Jeffrey Jewitt (29), a convicted sex offender with a history of attempting to lure young girls into his car, was arrested this week by police from Elmwood Park, Illinois and charged with child abdution and loitering in a public park as a sexual predator.  Jewitt apparently approached the same young boy twice in two days, offering him a ride and […]

Juror number 12 in Casey Anthony case flees home in fear for her life

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Casey Anthony’s Juror number 12 flees her home and quits her job in a desperate attempt to keep herself safeJuror number 12, whose name has not been released, is reportedly fleeing her Florida home and hiding out of fear that her life may be in danger. Her husband was emotional as he told NBC News […]

More than one million Americans sign 'Caylee's Law' petition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — More than one million Americans have digitally signed a petition to demand the creation of a law that would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify law enforcement of a child going missing within 24 hours. The campaign began last week and was inspired […]

Abducted schoolgirl speaks of 18-year ordeal in first interview

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Jaycee Dugard is giving her first TV interview about her abduction ordealJaycee Dugard was just 11-years-old when she was abducted from outside her family home in California in 1991. She was imprisoned by Phillip Garrido in a compound he’d built in his garden, and was repeatedly sexually assaulted. She had two children fathered by her […]

Caylee's law: After Casey Anthony acquittal, proposed law named after Caylee

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Caylee’s law goes viral after concerned citizen demands laws to protect child victims.Given the public outrage over the jury’s decision to acquit Casey Anthony on murder charges stemming from the death of her toddler daughter, Caylee Anthony —  it isn’t surprising that the public is demanding justice for Caylee in the form of proposed legislation. […]

Elizabeth Smart to join ABC News as correspondent

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The kidnap victim will report on other missing child casesKidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is set to join ABC News as a correspondent, reporting on other cases of child abductions and missing children. Smart, 23, made headlines in 2002 when at the age of 14 she was kidnapped from her home in Utah and held captive […]

Father saves son from kidnapping on beach

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Armando Uvalle (30) was on the beach with his family when a convicted child molester, Tyrone Hill (37), brazenly scooped up Uvalle’s 2 year old son (who was inches away from his father) and started walking away with him. Uvalle chased the man down and snatched his son back. Armando Uvalle said he had noticed […]

Accused child rapist was abducted as a child

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Man was photographed with President Clinton during signing of executive order to expand missing children resourcesAdam Croote, 23, has been accused of raping a 10 year old girl in Albany, NY as well as attempted murder against the youngster. Croote was apparently asked by the girl’s parents if he could watch her one afternoon after […]

Indiana: 7 year old autistic boy found dead

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Young John Burton Jr., 7, had just moved into a new house in SE Indiana on Saturday and set out to play in his yard on Sunday morning. The boy was playing with his dog but disappeared from his home sometime in the late morning. The dog was missing as well but wound up returning […]

Body of missing 17 month old boy found in Trenton, Indiana

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A body (not yet officially identified) has been found by search teams looking for a missing child on the Whitewater River in Franklin County, Ind. Crews believe it is the body of Mitchell O’Banion, the 17-month-old boy who fell out of a canoe while on a float trip with his mother and her boyfriend. A […]

Jaycee Dugard kidnappers sentenced to prison, possible life term

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PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — The Californian couple who pleaded guilty of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard were sentenced on Thursday to prison terms that could keep them behind bars for the rest of their lives. The Los Angeles Times reported that 60-year-old Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison, while his […]

Timmothy Pitzen: Surveillance video emerges in case of missing IL boy

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The case of 6 year old Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing after the body of his mother was discovered in an Illinois motel room from an apparent suicide has turned some new clues. New surveillance video may provide police with an indication of where the boy was last seen. The video shows the boy with […]

Toddler lost in desert is found alive

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A two year old toddler who sparked a search after disappearing from her parent’s home has been found safe, in the Gobi desert. It is thought that Guli crawled out of her parents house in an attempt to find them. A search team of over 100 people, including neighbours and police, scoured the area where […]

Elizabeth Smart will confront Brian David Mitchell at sentencing

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Elizabeth Smart will confront her captor in court on Wednesday, nine years after he kidnapped her from her bedroom at knife-point. Now an advocate for kidnapped children and other victims of crime, 23 year-old Smart testified during Brian David Mitchell’s trial and helped prosecutors garner a conviction. Elizabeth was strong and steady as she recalled […]

Milly Dowler: Accused's ex gives evidence

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Levi Bellfield’s trial has continued in the Old Bailey today. The 43 year old bouncer is accused of abducting and murdering 13 year old Milly Dowler and attempting to kidnap Rachel Cowles in March 2002. He denies the charges. Yesterday the Jury were told that Bellfield and his girlfriend at the time, Emma Mills, had […]

Malaysian landslide kills 16, PM orders probe

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A landslide which destroyed an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday has claimed more lives. Immediately after the landslide two children were found dead, and six were found with injuries. 21 were still missing. Yesterday officials announced that the death toll has risen to 16, 15 children from the orphanage and 1 adult. 6 boys and […]

IL police grow weary as clues in missing boy case hits dead end

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A young boy who has been missing for well over a week has police coming up short on clues. The 6 yr. old has been missing ever since his mother was found dead in a Rockford, Illinois motel room, along with a suicide note. The note claimed the boy was okay and given to unknown […]

Dramatic rescue for kidnapped boy in China

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A nine-year old boy who was kidnapped and held by a gang for two days has been dramatically rescued by Chinese police. The boy was kidnapped on Monday in the Yunnan province of China. The gang later demanded a ransom of six million yuan for the boy’s safe return. Police had attempted to arrest the […]