| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:18 PM
"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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:12 AM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:47 PM
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...