Kidnapping

FILE - This Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, photo provided by FBI shows Hania Noelia Aguilar, the day before she went missing in Lumberton, N.C. Investigators believe a body found in North Carolina is Aguilar. Authorities said at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 28, that preliminary tests show the body found a day earlier is that of Aguilar.(FBI via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 7:38 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A body found in North Carolina has been preliminarily identified as a 13-year-old girl kidnapped outside her home, investigators said Wednesday, ending a three-week search involving hundreds of investigators. Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill told reporters at a news...
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November 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are asking the public to be on the lookout for shoes belonging to a missing 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped earlier this month. The FBI said Saturday Hania Aguilar owned distinctive shoes that her kidnapper could have tried to get rid of. The...
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November 24, 2018 - 11:57 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The official death toll has risen in an attack on a police station in the southeastern Libyan oasis town of Tazirbu, which authorities are attributing to Islamic State radicals. In a Saturday statement, the United Nations said at least eight civilians were killed in the...
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This combination photo shows wanted posters issued by Kenya's National Police Service on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 showing three men Yusuf Kuno Adan, Ibrahim Adan Omar, and Said Adan Abdi, who are wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano in Kenya. Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of the Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. Swahili reads "Be alert, don't stay quiet". (Kenya National Police Service via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 9:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. There has been no claim of responsibility for the first kidnapping of a foreigner in the East...
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A Kenyan police officer talks on his phone inside the compound of the command centre that is directing operations in the search for kidnapped Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano, in Malindi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Gunmen firing indiscriminately on Tuesday kidnapped Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer working with Kenyan students, from the village of Chakama in Kilifi county. (AP Photo)
November 23, 2018 - 3:47 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenya's national police chief says authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen earlier this week after people in custody gave "very valuable information." Joseph Boinnet told reporters on Friday that three "persons of interest" are among 20...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is asking deer hunters to turn over surveillance video from the North Carolina county where a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped more than two weeks ago. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that they needed "every piece of video" that could help determine the exact...
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Villagers look up as a Kenyan police helicopter flies above the scene of an attack by gunmen who kidnapped an Italian volunteer, in the village of Chakama, in coastal Kilifi county, Kenya Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Gunmen shot indiscriminately, kidnapped the Italian woman and wounded a number of Kenyans late Tuesday according to police. (AP Photo)
November 21, 2018 - 11:24 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen firing indiscriminately into a coastal trading center kidnapped an Italian woman and wounded several other people in the first kidnapping of a foreigner in Kenya in several years, authorities and witnesses said Wednesday. Silvia Costanza Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer...
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November 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba, in the country's restive English-speaking South West region, a military official said Wednesday. Armed gunmen abducted the students from Lords...
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This photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows James Fleming, a registered sex offender who is on the run after he attempted to rape a friend then fatally shot an unarmed security guard and a female resident, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the low-income senior housing complex where he lives, Detroit police said Wednesday. (Detroit Police Department via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 1:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A registered sex offender charged in the fatal shooting of two people and an attempted rape inside a low-income senior complex in Detroit has been arrested in Virginia. Detroit police said Monday that 69-year-old James Fleming surrendered to authorities in Richmond around midnight...
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November 13, 2018 - 3:53 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have filed new charges against a man already accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend after the same woman was assaulted a second time. News outlets report the Davidson County Sheriff's Office filed charges against 41-year-old Kent Douglas West,...
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