Questions about Amber Alert linger amid joy of finding kidnapped child safe  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More than 950 children owe their rescue to the Amber Alert system and 56 of those recoveries are because of wireless emergency alerts sent to public ...


8-Year-Old Kidnapped Saturday in Fort Worth Found Safe  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An 8-year-old girl is safe after she was kidnapped while on a walk with her mother Saturday evening in Fort Worth, police say. Fort Worth police tweeted at about ...


Here’s why residents didn’t receive a cellphone Amber Alert on a kidnapped Texas girl  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For Amber Alerts in Texas, mobile phone users receive a text-like message if unique vehicle info like a license plate is available. Fort Worth police didn't have ...


8-year-old girl found at hotel after kidnapping in Fort Worth, police say  Dallas News

A man kidnapped an 8-year-old girl Saturday evening as the child walked with her mom in Fort Worth, police said.The child's mother called police...


Arizona’s Department Of Child Safety Has A Pattern Of Sending SWAT Teams For ‘Medical Kidnapping’  The Daily Caller

An Arizona judge's order was all it took for a SWAT team to enter a private Chandler home in March, take a child and deliver that child into the custody of the ...


Hours after girl kidnapped, Fort Worth police began alert process. Here’s what happened  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Two hours, 36 minutes after an 8-year-old was kidnapped as she walked with her mother in Fort Worth, a city police detective began the process of requesting ...


Relief follows panic after kidnapped girl, 8, found. ‘It’s shaken our neighborhood’  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth, Texas neighborhood of Ryan Place gathered to celebrate Sunday evening, May 19, after 8-year-old Salem Sabatka was found safely. She was ...


Police: Jerome AMBER Alert teen found safe in Arizona  KTVB.com

JEROME, Idaho — A teenage girl has been found in Arizona after police say she was kidnapped from the parking lot of a Jerome restaurant Monday evening.


Man kidnapped 4-year-old, hid her in chest - and considered abducting others, police say  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her bedroom April 25 told police he considered abducting other children.


Woman Arrested in Kidnapping Attempt Caught on Camera at McDonald's  NBC Southern California

A woman suspected of attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old child at a McDonald's has been arrested, Los Angeles police said.


'I've been a mess': Mother of abducted 4-year-old on kidnapping, missing her kids, harassment  PennLive

Stephanie Moats still has not been reunited with her daughter, who was abducted from her home April 25, she said.


Boy saves sister from kidnapping: 8-year-old "hero" saves sister from moving car as man attempted to kidnap them, police say  CBS News

Ohio police are hailing an 8-year-old boy as a "hero" for saving his 10-year-old sister from an alleged attempted kidnapping. Police say the boy pulled his sister ...


Surprise PD: Wife of man who shot stepdaughter arrested for child abuse, kidnapping  AZFamily

She is accused of child abuse and trying to hide a baby from authorities.


The kidnapper fled in a car. So why didn’t police share details with everyone sooner?  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Police Department waited three and a half hours after the kidnapping of an 8-year-old Texas girl to publicly release a description of the suspect, ...


Round Rock Man Sentenced To Life In Kidnapping Case  Round Rock, TX Patch

Round Rock Man Sentenced In Kidnapping Case - Round Rock, TX - Terry Allen Miles, 45, kidnapped two girls after their mother was found dead, and was ...


Police: 8-year-old Middletown boy's quick thinking saved him, sister from kidnapping  WCPO

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Nita Coburn thought she had locked her car. She wouldn't have left her great-grandchildren alone in the back seat otherwise, she said, ...


Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak in Rockford  MyStateline.com

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) -- The YWCA of Northwestern Illinois announced that Elizabeth Smart would be the keynote speaker at the Women of Achievement ...


Waynesboro kidnapping suspect Thomas Dewald due in court this week: Here's how we got here  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Thomas Dewald is scheduled to make his first public appearance since he was charged two weeks ago.


Elizabeth Smart: I didn't want my Jayme Closs Lifetime special to be 'exploitative'  New York Post

Elizabeth Smart, America's most famous kidnapping survivor, is now an advocate for child safety. Even so, she was reluctant to host her new Lifetime special...


Investigation into abduction of 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl continues  Herald-Mail Media

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. — The investigation into Thursday's abduction of a young Franklin County girl found a few miles from her Washington Township home ...


Man sentenced to nearly 650 years for kidnapping, burglary spree in North County  fox5sandiego.com

A man who carjacked and kidnapped a father and son at gunpoint in Encinitas, as well as taking part in an extensive North County burglary spree, was ...


Officials ID kidnapping suspect, occupant killed in high-speed I-39 crash  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Officials have identified the two men killed in a wreck on Interstate 39 Monday morning.


Mother charged after authorities say she threw her baby down a ravine, claimed kidnapping  UpNorthLive.com

HENDERSON COUNTY, N. C. (WLOS) - Authorities say an Asheville woman faked her own kidnapping and that of her infant child, and also threw her ...


Man arrested, facing charges after allegedly kidnapping woman  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Police have arrested a Kingsport man after he allegedly held a woman against her will for several days.


'Embodiment of evil:' Patterson sentenced to life without parole...  Duluth News Tribune

But there are some things Patterson will never take, the 13-year-old told a judge Friday. “He can't take my freedom,” she said in a statement read in court.


Waynesboro kidnapping suspect had ‘hit list’ in high school, former classmates say  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A student who said she was at the top of Thomas Dewald's list said it didn't seem like school officials took the incident seriously.


Did Ontario, California Confirm Kidnappers are Drugging and...  Truth or Fiction

Police in Ontario, California warned of a sex trafficking ring brazenly drugging and abducting children in public places including movie theaters.


Boy, 7, Allegedly Kidnapped With Stolen Truck Near Wilshire Blvd.  Pacific Palisades, CA Patch

Boy, 7, Kidnapped With Stolen Truck - Pacific Palisades, CA - The suspect later took the child to the LAPD's Wilshire Station and the boy was reunited with his ...


Greece no haven as migrants face kidnap | World  The Times

On a rubbish-strewn street outside Thessaloniki station this week, Ahmed squatted by a railing, looking close to collapse.The 24-year-old from Peshawar in ...


Officer Koenig's shooting reminder to "Lock It or Lose It"  ABC 12 News

The Saginaw Township Police Department has been running the 'Lock It or Lose It' program for nine years. This year it has a deeper meaning.


Kidnapped Girl’s Rape, Murder Prompts Protest In Islamabad  Gandhara

The alleged kidnapping, rape, and murder of a 10-year-old girl in the Pakistani capital has prompted protests and online outrage.


Man sentenced for kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents  Yahoo News

Jake Patterson of Wisconsin will spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jamie Yuccas is outside ...


Third Bay County community switching to combined public safety department  ABC 12 News

Bay County public safety officers trained on Monday as the concept of combining police officers and firefighters gains popularity in the area.


D.C. police say ‘person of interest’ in custody in attempted kidnapping of child  Washington Post

It was a routine drop-off for the neighborhood after-school carpool. The neighbor's nanny let the 6-year-old girl out of a car on Dumbarton Street NW in ...


Limpopo police arrest man for allegedly kidnapping, raping two children  Citizen

The suspect lured the two victims to an RDP house in the area, locked them inside, fed them and raped them. Police in Dennilton near Groblersdal have arrested ...


How to Prevent Child Abductions and Kidnappings  Fatherly

Child abduction statistics suggest kids are significantly more likely to run away with someone they met online than be abducted off the street by a stranger.


Woman who found Jayme Closs says abducted girl named the suspect right away  CBS News

Former social worker Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog, Henry, when she encountered Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old victim of a kidnapping who had escaped ...


East learners encouraged to take education seriously  Pretoria East Rekord

Nellmapius learners have been encouraged to take to their education seriously and to be wary of social ills. Members of the Africa Back-to-School Campaign ...


UPDATE: 2 children found safe after they were abducted in Phoenix  AZFamily

Two children have been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon.


'Virtual Kidnapping' Has SoCal Police Alerting Local Schools  Campus Safety Magazine

There have been two separate reports of parents receiving phone calls that their children have been abducted and will be killed unless they send money.


Former SCS worker accused of two kidnapping attempts indicted on new charge  WREG NewsChannel 3

She said it's been a grueling decade in and out of police stations dealing with the same man: Tavius Woods.


Timmothy Pitzen Disappearance: Missing Children Found Safe: What Are The Odds?  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tens of thousands of kids go missing every year in the U.S., and while many return home safe, statistics show the chances a child is found ...


A Boy Found In Kentucky Says He Escaped From Kidnappers After Disappearing Eight Years Ago  BuzzFeed News

Authorities say a teen boy in Kentucky on Wednesday claimed to have just escaped from two kidnappers and identified himself as a child who went missing ...


What the Jayme Closs Kidnapping Means to School Bus Stop Safety - STN Media  School Transportation News

A child abduction case in Wisconsin that recently made international headlines has refocused attention on school bus stop safety. The role that bus drivers may ...


Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths  The Associated Press

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 ...


Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak at OU - 2019 - Campus and Community - News - OU Magazine  News at OU

Elizabeth Smart, who captured the nation's attention when she was abducted from her home in 2002, will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...


Jewish sect members accused of kidnapping children in New York  BBC News

Four members of a Jewish sect have been charged with kidnapping a young brother and sister in New York state. Prosecutors say the men belong to the ...


South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say  Fox News

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the ...


A mom refused to take her unvaccinated toddler to the hospital for a fever. Armed police officers tore down the door.  The Washington Post

Authorities contend that the 2-year-old boy needed immediate medical attention for a high fever. His parents insist that he had been feeling better before he was ...


'I have a knife at your neck.' Elizabeth Smart recounts her kidnapping in Hattiesburg  Hattiesburg American

Child abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart delivers a message of hope and healing to Pine Grove audience.


Father Arrested, 2 Children Found Safe After Abduction Prompts Amber Alert in L.A. County: Authorities  KTLA Los Angeles

The California Highway Patrol canceled an Amber Alert that was issued in Los Angeles County on Wednesday after two kidnapped children were found safe ...


Child grabbed in Georgetown in what police call a “kidnapping offense”  Washington Post

A woman grabbed a child in Georgetown on Tuesday during an alleged kidnaping offense, the D.C. police said. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the ...


Chandler police remove kids from home after sick child not taken to hospital  AZFamily

Chandler police had to force entry into a home to check on a toddler who was suffering from a potentially life-threatening fever.


Terrified for your kids after Jayme Closs kidnapping? Here's how to react  PostBulletin.com

When Sarah Stech-Carlson learned the details of Jayme Closs' abduction and escape from her captor, the Plymouth mother immediately told her husband, “We ...


Storm in China over child abduction bid  South China Morning Post

Internet users in China have criticised Beijing police for being too lenient to a group of women who tried to snatch an 11-month-old boy from his stroller in a ...


Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnapping 11-year-old girl, police say  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Police need your help finding a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April ...


Sex offender tries to kidnap 2 kids at IE park, held down by family, bystanders  KABC-TV

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- A registered sex offender was taken into police custody after allegedly trying to kidnap two small children from a park in Lake ...


Sanders attempted kidnapping: Blonde woman tried to lure girl to ‘surprise birthday party’  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Corpus Christi ISD police are investigating an attempted\u00a0kidnapping at Sanders Elementary.


How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children  CNN

Midsi Sanchez, 27, has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.


'Stranger Danger' Is Dead: How To Talk To Your Children About Kidnapping  Oxygen

Kidnapping is a rare occurence, but it still happens to families all over the country. Here's what you need to be teaching your children. By Jill Sederstrom ...


In moving speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community  ABC News

Elizabeth Smart is speaking to Jayme Closs' neighbors in the wake of her kidnapping.


Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'  BBC News

Dating apps Grindr and Tinder are to be asked to explain to the government how they protect children, after an investigation claimed minors are put at risk of ...


Parents prepare their kids on how to avoid a potential kidnapping  wpde.com

Many parents have been on edge since 13-year-old Hania Aguilar disappeared in Lumberton, NC. Experts say communication with your kids is critical when ...


Jayme Closs, Elizabeth Smart and other kidnapping survivors found safe  Fox News

Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teenager missing since October, was found alive Thursday.


Woman charged with kidnapping after allegedly grabbing girl on Georgetown street  Washington Post

A woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from a Georgetown street Tuesday was arrested Friday, authorities said. On Tuesday about 4:55 p.m., ...


Vallejo’s stranger abduction survivor Midsi Sanchez starts child safety foundation  East Bay Times

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. The future is assured for no one, but for a child who survives a harrowing ...


Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico injured in traffic accident  Yahoo News

Guatemala's ambassador to Mexico, Nelson Olivero, was injured in a traffic accident in Mexico City, along with several others from the embassy, the Guatemalan ...


The Dangers of the Mall and How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Holiday Season  Inside Edition

Are your children really safe at the mall? Inside Edition found stories of a series of men who were busted for exposing themselves at shopping centers across the ...


Teen gang member shoots toward children during kidnapping and robbery, police say  The Spokesman-Review

Police say a 16-year-old gang member shot toward children Saturday during a kidnapping and robbery of a 15-year-old acquaintance.


Grandparents accused of kidnapping grandchildren and fleeing to Louisiana arrive at Spokane County Jail  The Spokesman-Review

A grandmother and grandfather have landed in Spokane County Jail after allegedly kidnapping their three grandchildren and hiding them for more than a year ...


2-year-old girl with autism abducted in the Bronx found safe  WABC-TV

A 2-year-old girl with autism who was abducted in the Bronx has been found safe and a suspect is in custody after an Amber Alert was issued, authorities say.


‘Abducted in Plain Sight’: Doc Is Stranger-Than-Fiction Tale of 1970s Kidnapping  Rolling Stone

The true crime documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, which recently appeared on Netflix, initially seems to be a nightmarish but otherwise unremarkable ...


They Thought It Was Their Uber. But the Driver Was a Predator.  The New York Times

A South Carolina college student was killed last weekend by a man posing as a ride-share driver, the police said. Across the country, women have reported ...


2 children escape separate attempted kidnappings on South Side  WLS-TV

Two children escaped from two separate attempted kidnappings this week on Chicago's South Side, police said.


Child abduction alert issued for three children last seen in Sealy, Texas  WOAI

Law enforcement has issued a child abduction alert Saturday for three children. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert Saturday for three ...


Elizabeth Smart announces the birth of her third child  TODAY

Elizabeth Smart has given birth to a baby girl! The child safety activist and kidnapping survivor announced the birth of her third child with husband Matthew ...


A couple decided not to take their feverish child to the hospital. Hours later police kicked down their door  AZCentral

Their toddler had a fever. A doctor told them to go to the ER. The parents said their child was feeling better. Soon, DCS and cops were at their door.


Kidnapped and held captive at 12: KC-area woman recounts journey to freedom  KSHB

Rosalynn McGinnis was just 10 years old when the abuse began. Only two years later, she was kidnapped and held captive for nearly 20 years before good ...


Mississippi man pleads for help in finding his 2 children kidnapped by ex-wife in Denmark  Jackson Clarion Ledger

I don't know when I will be able to see my children again. I don't know where they are or if they're OK,” says Bart Critser, who was awarded custody.


FBI creates team to combat kidnapping  KALB News

Law enforcement agencies from all over Central Louisiana gathered for special training to combat kidnapping.


The Unsettling Parallels Between Leaving Neverland and Abducted in Plain Sight  Vulture

What the Michael Jackson sex abuse documentary Leaving Neverland shares in common with Abducted in Plain Sight, the documentary about Jan Broberg, and ...


Elizabeth Smart says it’s ‘incomprehensible’ that one of her captors will go free years earlier than expected  The Washington Post

Wanda Barzee helped steal Smart from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002, when she was just 14, and hold her captive for 9 months.


Lifetime, Elizabeth Smart teaming for special on Jayme Closs case  Appleton Post Crescent

Lifetime has announced it's producing a 90-minute special, "Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case," which will air April 27 and feature interviews by Elizabeth ...


Mom with Kids on YouTube Channel Charged with Child Abuse  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children has been indicted on charges that she kidnapped five ...


Maricopa News No charges for sons of ex-YouTube mom accused of child abuse Associated Press  ABC15 Arizona

MARICOPA, AZ — Two brothers arrested in an extreme child abuse case in Maricopa won't be charged in the case that involved their biological mother, who ...


Uganda kidnapping of Kimberly Sue Endicott brings 8 arrests today, rebuttal of Donald Trump warning on tourist safety - Live updates  CBS News

A Ugandan government official said on Wednesday that a total of eight people were in custody over the kidnapping of an American tourist and her guide, and he ...


Details emerge about kidnapping, fatal shooting of Ohio State-Mansfield student  The Columbus Dispatch

Skylar Williams, 20, was abducted Monday morning at gunpoint from the Mansfield campus by the father of her child, Ty'rell Pounds, 24. Pounds was killed by ...


New details released, timeline created in kidnapping, homicide of USC student  WYFF4 Greenville

More details have been released in the kidnapping and homicide of University of South Carolina student who was reported missing Friday.


Amber alert suspect found dead inside Whitman County home; son safely in custody  The Spokesman-Review

A man accused of stabbing his wife and abducting their 5-year-old child – generating an Amber Alert in Washington and Idaho – was located Tuesday in the ...


India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims  BBC News

Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ...


Missouri governor signs bill banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy  Yahoo News

What does this mean for the fight for life? Family Research Council president Tony Perkins weighs in.


San Ramon Police search for man who tried kidnapping 13-year-old girl  KRON4

A mother of a 13-year-old girl reported to the San Ramon Police Department on Friday that a man attempted to kidnap her daughter.


Perspective | Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn't mean they're safe.  The Washington Post

When my client told me her abusive ex-boyfriend had shown up after a long absence, beaten her and kidnapped their children, I assumed the police would ...


Court Docs: Kidnapping Suspect Raped Woman in Front of 5-Year-Old Son  NECN

A man who allegedly kidnapped a woman and her child in New Hampshire, drove them to Vermont and sexually assaulted the woman in a hotel room in front of ...


Kidnapped 1-year-old located, found safe  11Alive.com WXIA

The Henry County Police Department said the 1-year-old who was kidnapped has been found safe. Authorities issued an Amber Alert to help locate Bryson M.


Life sentence for Delaware man who abducted, raped and tried to drown 4-year-old girl  WHYY

An Elsmere man who kidnapped a 4-year-old girl from her home in Pike Creek, then raped her and threw her into a pond to drown has been sentenced to life ...


Phoenix store has things your kids can use to back off and fight kidnappers  AZFamily

News of an attempted child abduction in Phoenix has parents wondering how they can protect their kids.


Is Russia Safe? U.S. Adds to New Kidnapping Threat List Along with Iran, Venezuela and These Other Countries  Newsweek

The United States has named Russia in a list of nearly three dozen countries where it warned its citizens risk being kidnapped across the globe. As of Tuesday ...


Uber driver charged with kidnapping, allegedly wouldn't let girl, 15, out of car  WLS-TV

The proliferation of ride-sharing services has some parents using Uber and Lyft to taxi their children around, however, it's against the policy of both companies.


A stranger with $100 bills: How an Iowa man tried to kidnap at least 19 kids across the state  Des Moines Register

In the span of five months, one man tried to entice at least 19 Iowa kids and sexually abused two of them, according to state investigators.