Kidnapping

August 01, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who has been in a South Carolina prison for 14 years orchestrated the killing of a 27-year-old woman. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said eight people have been charged in connection with the kidnapping and death of Michelle Dodge last month. The...
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Chippewa County Sheriff James Kowalczyk addresses the media during news conference, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Authorities in Wisconsin say Ritchie German Jr., a man suspected of killing four people may on Sunday, may have been imitating the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs. German killed three of his family members and later killed a 24-year-old woman at another home before killing himself, police said. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 6:02 pm
A Wisconsin man killed three of his family members before blasting his way into the home of a stranger he had been harassing through text messages and killing her, authorities said Tuesday, speculating that he may have been trying to imitate last year's home invasion and abduction of teenager Jayme...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, Ruth poses outside her place of business in Los Angeles. Ruth's brothers, Carlos and Juan, from Guatemala were held inside jam-packed U.S. Border Patrol cells for about 30 days in South Texas after crossing the border illegally. It’s a pattern that immigration lawyers say has repeated itself for several weeks: Adults are detained in packed Border Patrol cells, malnourished, poorly treated and incommunicado, only to be moved within hours once the government is sued on their behalf. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 30, 2019 - 2:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In early June, twin brothers from Guatemala let their sister in California know they were about to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Then they vanished for almost a month. She couldn't find them in online databases and the local Guatemalan consulate had no information. She feared they...
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Members of women's rights organizations holding banners that read "Police Kills" and "Stop violence against women" stage a rally in memory of a 15 year-old girl, raped an killed in southern Romania, after police took 19 hours from the moment she called the country's emergency hotline to intervene, outside the Interior Ministry, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, July 28, 2019. More than one hundred people took part Sunday evening in a protest against the way police handled the case. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
July 28, 2019 - 4:23 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The lawyer for a man detained by police in Romania said Sunday that his client has admitted killing two female teenagers. Lawyer Bogdan Alexandru told Romanian media that Gheorghe Dinca said he had killed 15-year-old Alexandra Macesanu and 18-year-old Luiza Melencu and...
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A Romanian gendarme stands outside the Interior Ministry, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, July 26, 2019, near flowers and candles placed in memory of a 15 year-old girl, killed after after police took 19 hours to locate her after she was kidnapped by a man in southern Romania. The chief of Romania's national police has been fired by Interior Minister Nicolae Moga over the handling of the kidnapping of the teenage girl, who was raped and killed in the southern city of Caracal. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
July 27, 2019 - 3:53 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister said Saturday she is considering a referendum on harsher penalties for crimes like murder, rape and pedophilia in the wake of the rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl which shocked the country. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila also called for...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian triathlete survived a kidnapping in which she was first hit by a car, tied up with duct tape and then taken to a remote house where she was held for hours before convincing her abductor to release her, police said. A 33-year-old man has been arrested. Nathalie Birli, 27,...
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This undated photo provided by Kennedy Stoner shows herself, from left, posing with Mackenzie Lueck and Grace Peterson. Friends and mourners planned to remember Lueck, a Utah college student, Monday night who was missing for nearly two weeks before police arrested a man accused of killing her and burying her charred remains in his backyard. (Courtesy of Kennedy Stoner via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 1:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker accused in the disappearance and death of a Utah college student has been charged with murder, kidnapping and other charges. Prosecutors filed the case Wednesday against 31-year-old Ayoola A. Ajayi, who police say was the last person that Mackenzie Lueck...
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ADDS ID OF SUSPECT AND CHARGES - Salt Lake City police take Ayoola A. Ajayi into custody in connection with missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 28, 2019. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said, Friday that Ajayi was being charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old student. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
June 28, 2019 - 9:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah college student missing 11 days was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now facing aggravated murder and other charges, authorities said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, who became emotional at times during a morning press...
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Salt Lake City police take a man into custody in connection with missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 28, 2019. Salt Lake City police said the man was brought in Friday morning, but did not immediately provide further details. Lueck disappeared after taking a Lyft June 17 from the airport to a park. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 1:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Utah college student's disappearance (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities are filing murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a Utah college student who disappeared 11 days ago. Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said 31-...
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Diane Foley, mother of journalist James Foley, who was killed by the Islamic State terrorist group in a graphic video released online, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The U.S. must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling “hard truths” about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government’s position on ransom payments to captors, according to a new report from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 24, 2019 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling "hard truths" to loved ones about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government's position on ransom payments to captors, according to a new report. The...
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