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Missing Persons

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  • Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers

    Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers
    In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
  • Media message unfair to missing child

    Media message unfair to missing child
    I was relieved to hear that the missing 12-year-old Baltimore County girl was found and returned to her worried parents. Yet I still remain perplexed at the way her disappearance was reported. Seemingly in the same breath that news outlets reported that...
  • More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
  • Kidnapping case offered lessons

    Kidnapping case offered lessons
    Heather Harris' commentary, "Media message unfair to missing child" (Nov. 20), misreads the message sent by the police and the media in the recent case of the abducted Baltimore County girl. She suggests that the "noise" created leads people to think that...
  • Investigators close in on Beth Doe and her killer

    Investigators close in on Beth Doe and her killer
    In the early 1990s, when Tom McAndrew joined the state police, the older cops told him about Beth Doe. Her case had been tough — as horrific as it was impossible. Nothing they could find led to who Beth Doe was. She'd literally fallen onto...
  • A runaway train of racial bias

    I remember vividly the day in 1968, when Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated, and upon learning the shocking news at a campaign stop, then presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy interrupted his speech to inform a soon stunned audience of the...
  • Woodridge police find missing man

    Woodridge police find missing man
    Woodridge police found a 61-year-old man who went missing Thursday. He was unharmed and has been returned to his family.  Family members said that they last saw Robert Butcher, who has memory lapses and can become disoriented, around 5 p.m. on Thursday,...
  • Mayor, wife accused of ordering attack on Mexican students

    Mayor, wife accused of ordering attack on Mexican students
    A fugitive mayor and his drug lord-connected wife ordered an attack on rebellious students that ended in the deaths of six people and disappearance of 43, Mexico’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Making his most direct accusation to...
  • Colorado man who vanished from Denver Broncos game is found safe

    Colorado man who vanished from Denver Broncos game is found safe
    A Colorado man who made national headlines after vanishing from a Denver Broncos game Thursday night has been found safe, Denver police said Tuesday night. Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colo., police said. Authorities said no foul play was...
  • Inquiry broadens into suspect in Indiana serial killings

    Inquiry broadens into suspect in Indiana serial killings
    Widening the search for victims of a suspected serial killer, police in Indiana on Tuesday used a cadaver-sniffing dog to hunt for bodies in Gary's blighted neighborhoods, while Cook County and federal authorities looked into the possibility that he...
  • Suicide latest twist in puzzling missing persons case

    Suicide latest twist in puzzling missing persons case
    What began as a puzzling missing persons case has now become an investigation into two murders and a suicide. Last month, police broke into the home of a dying Indiana woman, Teresa Jarding, and discovered that her husband and her mother were both...