Australian golfer Robert Allenby told the Golf Channel he was kidnapped, robbed, and left beaten on the side of the road after a night out in Honolulu. The Honolulu police said Tuesday that they were investigating the case as second-degree robbery and were looking into fraudulent credit card use.
Father Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta disappeared on Sunday in Guerrero, Mexico, according to his diocese. He was found fatally shot on Christmas.
American photojournalist Luke Somers had been held by Al-Qaeda in Yemen since his kidnapping in September 2013. South African Pierre Korkie, also killed, had been set to be freed on Sunday, according to the aid organization negotiating for his release.
Luke Somers, a photographer, said his “life is in danger” in a 3-minute video uploaded by the terrorist group. The U.S. launched a rescue mission in Yemen last month, in which troops freed a number of hostages, but Somers was not one of them.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was located Wednesday in Jessup, Maryland. Her alleged abductor — a wanted fugitive in Virginia — was arrested. It later emerged that he had also abducted a teen in Virginia a month previously.
As if losing a child to kidnapping wasn’t horrifying enough, ineffective law enforcement agencies and predatory private investigators only add to the confusion and pain. Deana Hebert’s long, maddening search for her daughter — and the ex-husband who took her — may be the rule, not the exception.
Raghunandan Yandamuri committed the murders during a botched kidnapping in Pennsylvania in 2012.
Humanitarian organizations and the parents of the kidnapped girls are calling on the Nigerian government to do more. President Obama has ordered the U.S. to do “everything it can to help the Nigerian government find and free the abducted girls.”
Forensic evidence linked Jesse Matthew, 32, to the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in 2009. She was later found dead.
Jesse Matthew, 32, is in custody in Galveston, Texas, and will be extradited to Charlottesville, Virginia, police said Wednesday. He is accused of kidnapping 18-year-old Hannah Graham on Sept. 13.
The French man was kidnapped as ISIS called for attacks on civilians of France and other countries involved in a coalition fighting the terrorist group.
Coleman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son through abuse and starvation.
The Qawasmeh family of Hebron has been named by officials as being behind the kidnappings and deaths that have horrified Israel.
Surely, he pressed send, and then returned the phone to its belt holster.
Isidro Garcia told the woman her family gave up looking for her and would be deported if she contacted them. She finally escaped after reaching out on Facebook.
Geotagged tweets from the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign from April 23 to May 6. The Boko Haram terrorist network claimed responsibility Wednesday for the April 15 kidnapping of 276 teenage girls from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
White House press secretary Jay Carney called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls “an outrage and a terrible tragedy.” Obama said a U.S. team was already on the ground in Nigeria providing military and law enforcement assistance.
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Five hundred women marched in Abuja yesterday, more than two weeks after female students were kidnapped from their boarding school. More rallies are planned through Monday.
“He opened the door and threw me out,” the boy said.
A severely autistic 14-year-old walked out of the Riverview School in Queens, N.Y., and vanished without a trace. Despite a citywide search, months later the question remains: Where is Avonté?
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the victims of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, have signed a book deal with Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Jordan to tell their story.
In 2004, David Sneddon disappeared while hiking in China. But what seemed at first like a tragic accident may be something far more sinister: His family believes he is among the thousands of civilians who have been mysteriously abducted and imprisoned by North Korean agents.
Hornet Signs, the decal company behind shocking image calls it “an experiment in marketing.”
Important lesson: If someone is mouthing “help me” at you from another car, it’s a good idea to call 911.
He was killed after a massive manhunt. The girl has been safely recovered according to authorities.
Six years ago, Robert Levinson, a retired-FBI-agent-turned-private-investigator, was kidnapped in the Persian Gulf. To this day, no one knows where he is, but his family — and the government — aren’t ready to give up the hunt.
Gina DeJesus gives the best thumbs-up ever.
Ken Thompson, who began a 3,000+ mile bicycle odyssey around Europe trying to find his 6 year old son, started pedalling over 3 months ago. The quest has now ended successfully in Amsterdam, thanks to an anonymous email tip off.
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