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  • Denise Huskins abduction was a hoax, Vallejo police say

    Denise Huskins abduction was a hoax, Vallejo police say
    The abduction and subsequent ransom demand for a 29-year-old woman in Vallejo was a hoax, police said Wednesday night. Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for a $8,500 ransom and found safe Wednesday, 420...
  • Woman's violent plot to steal babies 'just evil,' police say

    Woman's violent plot to steal babies 'just evil,' police say
    Long Beach police said the slaying of a baby earlier this year was part of a bizarre kidnapping plot masterminded by a woman who was trying to convince her boyfriend that she had given birth to twins. The woman, Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian, 47, had...
  • Missing Vallejo woman found safe: 'Everyone' is a person of interest

    Missing Vallejo woman found safe: 'Everyone' is a person of interest
    Investigators in Vallejo are traveling to interview a woman who was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for ransom, then found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, authorities said. Denise Huskins, 29, was found in...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Department of Children and Families investigating Delray daycare

    Department of Children and Families investigating Delray daycare
    The state Department of Children and Families is investigating a Delray Beach daycare where a girl was almost abducted on March 16. Officials at the department said they started their investigation Tuesday. According to Delray Beach police, a 4-year-...
  • Man wanted in Wisconsin abduction caught after shooting self

     Man wanted in Wisconsin abduction caught after shooting self
    After a daylong manhunt, a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing from authorities in an exchange of gunfire shot himself Monday as officers closed in, police said. Officers tracked the man to a home...
  • Authorities hunt for man in Wisconsin abduction, shooting

    Law enforcement officers searched fields, barns and other locations for a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing in an exchange of gunfire. Several schools in Racine County canceled classes Monday as...
  • Cal State San Bernardino students on alert after string of violent attacks

    Cal State San Bernardino students on alert after string of violent attacks
    Authorities at Cal State San Bernardino are on alert after an attempted kidnapping on the campus Sunday afternoon. It was the fourth violent crime at the school in two weeks. In a message sent out to students Sunday afternoon, university police reported...
  • Mother approached by woman before Long Beach baby's abduction, police say

    Mother approached by woman before Long Beach baby's abduction, police say
    The case of a Long Beach baby kidnapped and found dead near the Mexican border grew more mysterious Wednesday when investigators said the infant’s mother was followed and possibly approached by an assailant before the attack. The mother was on her...
  • 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...
  • Law could add years to rape sentences

    Law could add years to rape sentences
    Despite advances in DNA technology, it wasn't long ago that if a rapist were identified eight or nine years after committing the crime he would go free because the statute of limitations had expired in Illinois. That loophole was patched, allowing...