| Jun 25, 2014
Three teenage boys disappear without a trace, apparently while hitchhiking. If this happened somewhere in the Midwest, it would be an agonizing mystery and a police matter. Shift the incident to the Mideast, and you have a far more complex and dangerous...
| Jul 14, 2014
On July 15, 1976, three gunmen kidnapped 26 children and their driver off a Chowchilla, California, school bus....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Police are looking for a teen who tried to kidnap a mother walking her newborn in a stroller in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
The attacker, a 17 or 18-year-old male, grabbed the victim by the hips and began pulling her down the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Thirty-five years after a 12-year-old girl was abducted off the streets of Huntington Beach and murdered in the foothills above Pasadena, leaders in the beach city are exploring building a memorial to the girl.
Robin Samsoe was abducted in 1979 as she...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
The surviving suspect in the deadly Stockton bank robbery is facing 35 felony counts, including three counts of murder and 23 counts of attempted murder in connection with the dramatic incident.
A 45-page criminal complaint filed by the San Joaquin...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
A 21-year-old San Diego man is facing carjacking, kidnapping and other charges after he hopped into the empty driver's seat of a van, but was then dragged out and subdued by an angry group of bystanders in the City Heights neighborhood.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:11 PM
An 18-day search for three Israeli teenagers who vanished while hitchhiking in the West Bank came to a bitter end Monday in an open field, under a small pile of rocks, with the discovery of bodies presumed to be theirs.
The find, which culminated a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:18 AM
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's "cannibal cop" released from jail after overturning the former city police officer's conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women.
U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Four people pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a "virtual" kidnapping ring that duped 128 Latino families into paying ransom to free relatives from kidnappings that never occurred.
The four defendants targeted the families of people from Mexico and...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday.