Kidnapping

May 05, 2019 - 6:12 pm
COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Two French tourists are feared kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin after they failed to return from a game drive in a wildlife reserve and their guide was later found dead, authorities said Sunday. The disappearance has raised fears they could have been abducted by...
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April 29, 2019 - 4:52 pm
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have charged three men in connection with a kidnapping and assault case. Carteret County deputies tell news outlets 28-year-old Cade Jones of Newport is charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun and is being held on a $1...
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April 19, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man being sought in connection with a kidnapping has turned himself in. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets 37-year-old Rosalino Duarte-Cruz of Wilkesboro is charged with second-degree kidnapping, simple assault and a domestic violence...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:44 am
The Pickens County Police Department is searching for a suspect wanted for attempted murder and kidnapping. Investigators say the suspect, Marco Vaught, kidnapped a woman and shot another woman. According to police, Vaught kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Purry, at 1am Wednesday, while she was...
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This undated photo released by International Committee of the Red Cross, the organization's New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi. New Zealand's foreign minister has confirmed the nurse has been held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria for almost six years, information long kept secret for fear her life might be at risk. The status of nurse and midwife Akavi, now 62, is unknown but her employer, the International Committee of the Red Cross, says it has received recent eyewitness reports suggesting she might be alive. (International Committee of the Red Cross via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's foreign minister confirmed Monday that a New Zealand nurse has been held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria for almost six years, information long kept secret for fear her life might be at risk. The status of nurse and midwife Louisa Akavi, now...
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April 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina's largest city have announced an arrest in a sexual assault case going back to 1995. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say in a news release that 59-year-old LJ Bertha is charged with second-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and common law robbery...
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April 12, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamist militants abducted two Cuban doctors in an ambush that killed a police bodyguard in northern Kenya near the Somali border, officials said Friday. It was the second abduction of a foreigner in five months likely carried out by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:43 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators are seeking the banking information of a car salesman who authorities say is suspected of kidnapping a paralyzed man in Tennessee and taking nearly $200,000 from his accounts while threatening to kill him. An affidavit by Chattanooga Police Officer Matthew...
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April 09, 2019 - 9:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of an American tourist who has since been freed. Police did not specify how many people were arrested but said they are "actively investigating" the kidnapping which took place on April 2 in a...
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Image released by Wild Frontiers tour company on Monday April 8, 2019, shows American tourist Kim Endicott, right, and field guide Jean-Paul Mirenge a day after they were rescued following a kidnap by unknown gunmen in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued Endicott, an American tourist, and her guide, Mirenge, who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. (Wild Frontiers via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 10:41 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Uganda to find the kidnappers of an American tourist who has been freed amid conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid for her release. Kim Endicott of Costa Mesa, California, was released by her abductors over the weekend...
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