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Calif. parents recount ordeal of missing daughter

Liz De La Torre

March 1, 2010

From The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Brent and Kelly King knew something was wrong when they discovered their 17-year-old daughter Chelsea wasn't home. They called her cell phone then her friends. They tried an AT&T Web site and learned her phone had been left inside her 1994 BMW in Rancho...

Cops search San Antonio landfill for missing baby

Liz De La Torre

February 9, 2010

From The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO – Police began excavating a landfill Tuesday in search of a body or other evidence in the disappearance of an 8-month-old Arizona boy who was last seen with his mother at a San Antonio hotel on the day after Christmas. Elizabeth Johnson, 23, was locked in...

Mother of missing 5-year-old NC girl charged

Liz De La Torre

November 15, 2009

From The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The location and fate of a 5-year-old girl reported missing by her mother was unknown even after authorities charged the mother with human trafficking and other offenses. Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya (Shuh-nigh-uh) Davis, faces...

Fla. baby missing for 5 days found alive under bed

Liz De La Torre

November 5, 2009

From The Associated Press CHIPLEY, Fla. – A baby missing for five days was found alive in a box under her baby sitter's bed, and authorities said Thursday they plan to charge the sitter, her husband and the child's mother. Investigators who searched Susan Elizabeth Baker's home near this rural P...

Police: Lake search finds no trace of ND students

Liz De La Torre

November 3, 2009

From The Associated Press DICKINSON, N.D. – Dive teams found no trace of three missing college softball players during a search Tuesday of a North Dakota lake where the women often went star gazing as authorities focused on tracing two cell phone calls made just before the three disappeared. Police have refused...

Police: Va. college student vanished after concert

Liz De La Torre

October 20, 2009

From The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Police searched Tuesday for a Virginia Tech student who hasn't been seen since she was separated from her friends at a Metallica concert Saturday. Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her p...

Boy said to have floated off in balloon found safe

Liz De La Torre

October 15, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A 6-year-old boy was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family's garage attic Thursday after being feared aboard a homemade helium balloon that hurtled 50 miles through the sky on live television. Sheriff Jim Alderden turned to reporters during a new...

Police: Found body is likely missing Yale student

Liz De La Torre

September 14, 2009

From The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Police are hunting for the killer who stuffed a body believed to be that of a Yale University graduate student behind a wall in the high-security laboratory building where she worked. Police found the body around 5 p.m. Sunday, on what was to have ...

Missing Yale student wrote article on staying safe

Liz De La Torre

September 11, 2009

From The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Yale University graduate student who disappeared less than a week before her planned wedding wrote a magazine article earlier this year about how to stay safe around the Ivy League campus. Annie Le's article, called "Crime and Safety in New Haven,"...

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