Kidnapping

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows Jayme Closs, right, with her aunt, Jennifer Smith in Barron, Wis. Jake Thomas Patterson, a 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap Jayme Closs, their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said. (Jennifer Smith via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaks during a news conference about 13-year-old Jayme Closs who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home in Barron, Wis. The northwest Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 11, 2019 - 11:42 am
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager who was found alive three months after disappearing following her parents' deaths (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A neighbor says she and her husband had problems years ago with the man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:55 am
BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The Connecticut Post reports 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, entered his plea Thursday to unlawful...
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A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of Norway's richest men may have been abducted and a demand for 9-million euro ($10.3-million) ransom in a cryptocurrency, considered a popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals, has been made. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:21 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's police said Wednesday the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom. Chief investigator Tommy Broeske said 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen has been missing since Oct. 31. Her...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two women sexually assaulted a transgender woman at a Raleigh bar. News outlets report 38-year-old Amber Harrell and 31-year-old Jessica Fowler are charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery. Both were released on a $50,000 and a $30,...
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This undated identification photo released Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, by the Vermont State Police shows Everett Simpson, 41, apprehended in Pennsylvania after a car chase on Sunday. Police said Simpson is suspected in the Saturday abduction of a woman and her child outside the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., and then drove them to Vermont. (Vermont State Police via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 9:27 am
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A man forced a woman and her child into a car in New Hampshire, drove to Vermont, sexually assaulted the woman, and was apprehended in Pennsylvania after a manhunt and car chase, authorities said. Everett Simpson, 41, forced a woman and her child into their car outside the Mall...
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January 04, 2019 - 10:20 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man missing for months was fatally beaten and stuffed into a metal dog cage. The Fayetteville Observer reports 23-year-old Ryan Dewain Chavis was charged Thursday with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the death of Charles Anthony...
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January 03, 2019 - 1:50 am
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A man charged in the killing of a Georgia teacher who disappeared 13 years ago is now accused in a separate rape and kidnapping case. News outlets report Warner Robins police are seeking 34-year-old Bo Dukes on charges including rape in a Tuesday attack. Police say...
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January 02, 2019 - 6:27 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen is accused of breaking into a woman's home, beating her and forcing her to drive away as police arrived. The Herald reports Rock Hill police responded to a report of domestic violence on Sunday between a woman and 19-year-old Zuinquarius Dimitry McCrorey...
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FILE - This 2016 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, who helped kidnap Utah's Elizabeth Smart, is living a couple of blocks away from an elementary school in Salt Lake City following her release from prison in September. Utah's online sex-offender registry lists 73-year-old Barzee as living in a house near a school for kids ages pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Federal probation officers didn't return a phone message, but Barzee's supervised release guidelines don't seem to prohibit the arrangement. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah's sex-offender registry. Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the...
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