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  • Facebook announces Amber Alert system, citing Balto. Co. case

    Facebook announces Amber Alert system, citing Balto. Co. case
    The high-profile disappearance last year of an 11-year-old Dundalk girl has inspired a new Facebook feature. The most widely used social networking site on Tuesday announced the launch of an Amber Alert system to distribute information about abducted...
  • S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...
  • Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested in Northern California, officials say

    Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested in Northern California, officials say
    Three men in Sonoma County have been arrested for kidnapping and holding a woman in captivity, raping and beating her for weeks before she managed to escape, authorities said. Details of the woman’s abduction weren’t immediately clear, but...
  • Man tied to abduction of Hannah Graham charged with murder

    Man tied to abduction of Hannah Graham charged with murder
    Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case -- but he won't face the death penalty and still isn't charged in the death of...
  • Elizabeth Smart to talk adversity, recovery, hope

     Elizabeth Smart to talk adversity, recovery, hope
    "Come on, like, I'm not Gandhi," Elizabeth Smart remembers thinking when her father suggested she share her story with others. At 14, Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bed and subsequently held captive for nine months, during which she was...
  • Police looking for 'child predator' accused of abducting toddler in Gardena

    Police looking for 'child predator' accused of abducting toddler in Gardena
    Police released surveillance video Friday showing the car of a suspected child predator, who they say abducted a 2-year-old girl in Gardena, then dropped her off 10 miles away in Cudahy. Investigators are now searching for the man who they say was...
  • Missing 2-year-old girl in Gardena is found in Cudahy

    Missing 2-year-old girl in Gardena is found in Cudahy
    Police in Gardena say a 2-year-old girl who went missing Thursday afternoon was abducted, then found hours later in Cudahy after her kidnapper dropped her off. Stacy Lopez was last seen about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of 149th Street and Western...
  • Getty family, beset by tragedies, again in mourning

    Getty family, beset by tragedies, again in mourning
    The death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, marks another tragic turn for the family. Here is a Q&A about the Getty family's triumphs and setbacks, assembled from the Los Angeles Times archives.  Who was J. Paul Getty? He was an...
  • Hannah Graham suspect Jesse Matthew Jr. charged with first-degree murder

    Hannah Graham suspect Jesse Matthew Jr. charged with first-degree murder
    Jesse Matthew Jr., the man linked to the deaths of two Virginia college students, has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of Hannah Graham. Matthew has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with last year's disappearance and...
  • Was Vallejo kidnapping really a hoax? Police suddenly quiet

    Was Vallejo kidnapping really a hoax? Police suddenly quiet
    After days of rapidly unfolding developments, the investigation into the alleged kidnapping of Denise Huskins has slowed to a crawl. The 29-year-old Vallejo resident was allegedly kidnapped from her boyfriend's home, held for ransom and then...
  • In the Pipeline: If kidnapping is a hoax, woe to us all

    Outside the house on 19th Street there remained two news trucks and what might have been a couple of unmarked police vehicles. This was days after the crazy event that became a national news story, Huntington Beach's second in just a few weeks, after...