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8 Days Later, Rescuers Still Drilling Toward Toddler in Well

Hard granite has slowed their progress

(Newser) - The on-site rescue team initially said they hoped to reach a 2-year-old trapped in a Spanish well on Friday . As of Monday morning, eight days after Julen Rosello fell into the narrow borehole while with his family in Totalan, the lead engineer explained why progress has been slow. The AP... More »

'We Are Dead Inside,' Says Dad of Boy at Bottom of Well

Rescue teams expect to reach well's bottom by Friday

(Newser) - "We have a bit more hope." So says the father of a 2-year-old who has been trapped since Sunday at the bottom of an 360-foot-deep well whose opening is just 10 inches wide. While machinery has been unable to get beyond 262 feet due to hard rock, rescue... More »

The Toddler Yelled as He Fell Into 360-Foot Well

Major rescue effort underway in Spain

(Newser) - The 2-year-old yelled as he vanished. Now, an effort is underway to locate the child, who hasn't been heard from since he fell into a 360-foot-deep borehole while walking with his family in southern Spain on Sunday. The only sign of him so far: The cup and candies the... More »

A 'Glorious Day' in Jayme Closs' Hometown, a Suspect Named

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen, killing her parents

(Newser) - Jayme Closs is alive , and new details are emerging. The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, who went missing in October from her Barron home, where her parents were found shot dead, turned up about 60 miles away near Gordon Thursday after fleeing her captor. In what Barron Area School District Superintendent Diane... More »

Cops: Family Staged Baby's Kidnapping for Grim Reason

Police think 8-month-old King Jay Davila of Texas is probably dead

(Newser) - A Texas man and his mother have been charged with evidence tampering, but cops think the true crime is worse: that something terrible happened to the man's 8-month-old son, and that he had something to do with it. "Statements from multiple witnesses unfortunately lead us to believe that... More »

Georgia Teens' Bodies Found in Their Own Backyard

Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr.'s cause of death may not be known for some time

(Newser) - It may be weeks before authorities get the final word on how the teens died, but who they are has been established. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the remains of Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr. have been found in their own backyard in Guyton, Ga. Confirmation of their identities... More »

Elephants Join Search for Missing 2-Year-Old

He vanished in Thailand a week ago

(Newser) - Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers comb through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child. Sului Piew, a son of migrant workers from Myanmar, went... More »

Tragic Find in Search for Kidnapped NC Teen

Authorities found body in search for Hania Aguilar

(Newser) - A body has been found in the search for a North Carolina teenager who was kidnapped from outside her home by a man with a bandanna over his face on Nov. 5. The FBI and Lumberton police say the body has not positively identified, but the family of 13-year-old Hania... More »

This Story of a Lost 6-Year-Old Ended Differently

Cody Sheehy saved himself in 1986

(Newser) - In 1986, a 6-year-old got lost in the Oregon woods. He was found 18 hours later. On the surface, that doesn't seem like much of a story (compared to, say, this ), but what makes Cody Sheehy's ordeal different is that "he saved himself," as Emma... More »

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the... More »

Search for Missing Boy in Outback Ends in Tragedy

Police believe 4 died when vehicle broke down

(Newser) - Tragedy in the Outback: The search for a missing 12-year-old by in a remote region of Australia's Northern Territory came to a sad end Thursday when a body was found just 400 feet from where three other people were earlier found dead near a broken-down vehicle, 9News reports. The... More »

Amber Alert After Girl Abducted Outside Own Home

North Carolina cops are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

(Newser) - North Carolina has issued an Amber Alert for Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home Monday morning. Police say a man dressed all in black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced the teen into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood mobile... More »

Sheriff: Missing Teen Was Home When Parents Killed

He says 'every second counts' in search for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - The parents of a missing 13-year-old western Wisconsin girl were shot to death, and Jayme Closs was apparently home at the time, the sheriff says. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that the deaths of James and Denise Closs early Monday have been ruled homicides, USA Today reports. He... More »

Missing Teen Believed to Be in Danger; Parents Found Dead

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home, the AP reports. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1am Monday, Barron County Sheriff... More »

Body of Boy Who Ran Off at Park Found in Creek

Authorities believe they've found the body of Maddox Ritch

(Newser) - A tragic end to the story of the 6-year-old North Carolina boy who went missing while visiting a park with his father Saturday: Authorities say they have found a body believed to be that of Maddox Scott Ritch. A neighbor tells FOX 46 Charlotte that local residents asked whether search... More »

Dad Says Missing Boy Ran Off While at Park

Ian Ritch says he couldn't catch up with the 6-year-old

(Newser) - The search for a 6-year-old autistic boy in North Carolina entered its fifth day Wednesday. "It's been torture," Ian Ritch tells CBS . Ritch's son, Maddox, who does not speak, disappeared Saturday while Ritch, his girlfriend, and the boy were Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia. Ritch says... More »

Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

Ashley Johnson-Barr had disappeared from a park on Sept. 6

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci... More »

Brothers, 8 and 5, Missing After Mom, Housemate Found Dead

Amber Alert issued in Phoenix

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where the victims lived. The alert issued Saturday said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the... More »

Cops: Remains Are Those of Missing Iowa Teen

The cause of death hasn't been determined

(Newser) - Authorities in northeastern Iowa have confirmed the human remains found in a creek earlier this month are those of an autistic teen who vanished from his small hometown in April. La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher said Wednesday afternoon that the remains are those of Jake Wilson, the AP... More »

Teen Missing Since 2003 Found in 'Gap Between Rocks'

She had allegedly been held captive by an Indonesian shaman named Jago

(Newser) - Officials in Indonesia have reportedly found a woman who went missing as a 13-year-old in 2003—held in a cave-like space under the control of an 83-year-old shaman. The BBC reports on the allegations, which date back 15 years to when the then-teen's family took her to a man... More »

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