Missing persons - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Missing persons 3 Arrested in 6-Year-Old Mississippi Boy's Death Three young men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead Thursday in his mother's stolen car near Jackson, Mississippi. Authorities... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:53:00 GMT 2017-05-19T10:53:00Z Jeff Koons unveils 'Seated Ballerina' in Rockefeller Center While introducing his 45-foot tall inflated 'Seated Ballerina' in Rockefeller Center, artist Jeff Koons honors missing and exploited children. Koons is... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:48:00Z Spain parliament calls for Franco's remains to be moved MADRID (AP) — Spanish lawmakers on Thursday voted in favor of moving the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum in central Spain, a measure that has long been rejected by the conservative governing Popular Party. The 198-1 vote with 140 abstentions puts no obligation on the government. But it has reopened debate ... Thu, 11 May 2017 15:03:00 GMT 2017-05-11T15:03:00Z UN: Up to 245 missing after 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks ROME (AP) — Two wrecks of migrant ships in the Mediterranean have claimed as many as 245 lives, including those of at least five children, according to survivor accounts given to U.N. agencies and authorities in Sicily, where dozens of rescued migrants were taken. Survivors of one wreck, some of them hospitalized in Pozzallo, Sicily, where they were being... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:40:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:40:00Z The Latest: Paris police move 1,600 from refugee tent camps MADRID (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris police have evacuated several makeshift camps with 1,609 migrants living in squalid conditions in a northern neighborhood of the French capital. Paris police said about 350 officers took part in the operation early Tuesday morning.... Tue, 09 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT 2017-05-09T10:54:00Z South African president asks for help finding UNICEF worker JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president is appealing to the public for any information about a New York-based UNICEF official who was reported missing after going for a mountain hike in Cape Town. The office of President Jacob Zuma said Monday that Charlotte Nikoi, a Ghanaian citizen, arrived in Cape Town on March 17 to celebrate her wedding annivers... Mon, 08 May 2017 09:46:00 GMT 2017-05-08T09:46:00Z Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there' LONDON (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance. In an interview with the British media released Sunday, the McCanns said they felt encoura... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:30:00 GMT 2017-04-30T09:30:00Z French state faulted in case of girl who went to Syria PARIS (AP) — A high court has ordered the French state to pay damages to the parents of a teenage girl who managed to go to Syria in an apparent attempt to join Islamic extremists even though they had reported her missing to the police. The council of state ruled Wednesday that border police at a Paris airport should have checked the register of wanted pe... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:36:00 GMT 2017-04-26T15:36:00Z 10 years later, UK police still pursuing missing girl case LONDON (AP) — British detectives say they are still pursuing "critical" leads in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, 10 years after the girl — then three years old — vanished from a vacation home in Portugal. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said in comments released Tuesday that detectives will "do everything reasonably possible"... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 GMT 2017-04-26T14:38:00Z Boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece sinks; 16 dead ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A migrant boat sinking in the eastern Aegean between Greece and Turkey left at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday, while two people were rescued. Patrol boats and helicopters were searching for several more people believed missing. Greece's coast guard said the bodies of nine people — six wome... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:55:00 GMT 2017-04-24T15:55:00Z The Latest: Death toll rises to 193 in Colombia disaster BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 8 p.m. The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced the rising dea... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-04-02T04:30:00Z Colombia: 193 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing at least 193 unsuspecting residents. The incident triggered by a sudden, heavy rainstorm happened around midnight Friday and into early Saturday in Mocoa, a provincial capita... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-04-02T03:42:00Z Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia PONOROGO, Indonesia (AP) — More than two dozen people were reported missing on Saturday after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main island of Java. The landslide hit up to 30 houses and farmers harvesting ginger on a hillside in Banaran village in East Java province's Ponorogo district, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia's Disast... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:12:00 GMT 2017-04-01T08:12:00Z 1 person injured, 1 missing in German house explosion BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say one person was been injured and another is missing after an explosion tore the top off a house in the western city of Dortmund. Dortmund police say the blast happened shortly before 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Friday, blowing debris across a large part of a residential street in the Hoerde district of the city. ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:23:00 GMT 2017-03-31T09:23:00Z South Korea officials: Bones found near ferry not of victims SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first government announcement Tuesday was startling: Salvage crews had found bones near the wreckage of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 and killed 304 people. The discovery raised hopes that the remains were of some of the nine people still missing. Such a find would bring a measure of closure in one of South Korea's deadliest maritime disas... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-03-28T16:30:00Z Spain court opens 1st criminal case against Syrian officials MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the alleged role of nine Syrian intelligence and security officials in the disappearance and execution of a man in 2013, in what is the first criminal case accepted by a foreign court against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Investigative magistrate Eloy Velasco said t... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:47:00 GMT 2017-03-27T13:47:00Z Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore. Government officials say it will take a week or two to bring the vessel to a port 90 kilometers (55... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:10:00 GMT 2017-03-25T02:10:00Z Kosovo experts find remains of 5 missing since 1998-9 war PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities say they have discovered the remains of five people killed during the 1998-99 war. A statement received Friday said that a day earlier local and international forensic experts found the bones of at least five people in two places in Prizren, 85 kilometers (53 miles) southwest of the capital, Pristina. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:17:00 GMT 2017-03-24T12:17:00Z Snowboarder dies in avalanche in France, 2 others missing PARIS (AP) — Police in the town of Modane, near the French Alps ski resort of Valfrejus, are searching for two people still missing following an avalanche that killed a Dutch snowboarder. About 60 rescuers, plus rescue dogs, continued the search Wednesday, the day after the avalanche struck on an off-piste sector near Valfrejus, close to the Italian border. ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT 2017-03-08T09:00:00Z Prosecutor: missing French family killed with a crowbar PARIS (AP) — The brother-in-law of a missing French couple has confessed to killing them and their two adult children with a crowbar, then dismembering the corpses, over an old inheritance dispute, authorities said Monday. The prosecutor in the western town of Nantes said at a news conference that Hubert Caouissin told investigators he slipped into the ho... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:36:00 GMT 2017-03-06T17:36:00Z Bodies of 3 missing found in Serbia after 2 huge blasts BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities say they have found the bodies of three people missing after a pair of explosions at a military facility in central Serbia earlier this week. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the blasts at an ammunition depot in Kragujevac, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Belgrade, on Tuesday left four dead and 25 injured. ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:18:00 GMT 2017-03-02T18:18:00Z The Latest: Syria opposition says Iran obstacle in conflict GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and the Geneva talks (all times local): 9 p.m. A senior member of the Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva has singled out Iran as the biggest obstacle to settling the conflict in Syria. Nasr al-Hariri said in comments to reporters that violations to a cease-fire bro... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-02-23T20:21:00Z New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again. When a door slams, the 23-year-old Yazidi woman flashes back to her captors locking away her 3-year-old daughter, captured... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:04:00 GMT 2017-02-22T10:04:00Z Witness: 'It was her or me,' Durst said about slain friend LOS ANGELES (AP) — A close friend who for years didn't want to believe Robert Durst was capable of homicide dropped a bombshell in court implicating the real estate heir in two killings. Nathan "Nick" Chavin testified in Los Angeles Superior Court that their mutual friend, Susan Berman, told him years ago that Durst confided in her that he killed his first wife, Kathleen Dur... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:32:00 GMT 2017-02-17T08:32:00Z Missing German couple found dead in Australian Outback DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A German couple who disappeared in the Australian Outback were unprepared for the harsh environment and likely died before anyone noticed they were missing, police said on Wednesday. Northern Territory police launched a search for Gisela and Wilfred Thor on Sunday after a ranger found the couple's car at Trephina Gorge, a nature p... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:26:00 GMT 2017-02-15T02:26:00Z Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A committee uncovering the fate of hundreds of missing Greek and Turkish Cypriots said Saturday it's examining whether past DNA tests on unearthed remains were incorrect, resulting in individuals being misidentified. The U.N.-led Committee on Missing Persons said the review was prompted after a DNA analysis carried out on remains ex... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:20:00 GMT 2017-02-11T17:20:00Z Madeleine McCann's parents lose Supreme Court libel appeal LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that missing British girl Madeleine McCann's parents can't sue for libel a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance. A court official told The Associated Press that Portugal's highest court ruled the allegations are protecte... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:25:00 GMT 2017-01-31T16:25:00Z Report: Children held by Kurdish forces allege torture IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Children detained by Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government on suspicion that they have connections to the Islamic State group are alleging they were tortured, according to a report from an international human rights group published Sunday. The children — who have not been formally charged with a crime — recount being held in stress posit... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 06:57:00 GMT 2017-01-29T06:57:00Z Rescuers pull 300 migrants from 2 boats off the Libyan coast ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO (AP) — Rescuers pulled nearly 300 people from two rubber boats in waters off the Libyan coast on Friday and were looking for 100 more believed to be on a another boat missing since Sunday. Thousands fleeing violence or looking for better opportunities in Europe have already taken to the sea this month, braving the winter weather. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:10:00 GMT 2017-01-27T16:10:00Z Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 17 as hopes diminish FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Hopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors of the devastating avalanche that buried an Italian resort hotel would be found after the death toll more than doubled to 17, with 12 people still unaccounted for. As Italy's central Abruzzo region and its rescue crews coped with the ongoing emergency, a second tragedy unfolded nearby whe... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:05:00 GMT 2017-01-24T19:05:00Z