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Search Intensifies for Missing Abducted Iowa Teen

The search for missing, abducted teen Kathlynn Shepard, 15, has intensified after the man believed to have been her abductor, Michael Klunder, 42, was found dead four hours after her abduction. Investigators are also looking for a connection between this case and the 2012 abduction and murder of two Iowa cousins.

Update: Missing Mother Jessica Heeringa

Jessica Heeringa, 25, was scheduled to close the Exxon station in North Shores, Michigan, where she was working alone late on Friday, April 26, 2013. She never closed, and has not been seen since. There were no security cameras at the gas station, so police are relying on the public for tips.

Cold Case Update: Holly Bobo

Holly Bobo was abducted on April 13, 2011, as she left the house. Last week, nearly two years to the day after she was taken, a neighbor’s dog found what investigators believed was Holly’s purse. Today her mother, who saw the purse, confirmed that it is not her daughter’s.

If Elizabeth Smart Was America’s Daughter, Who is Dashad “Sage” Smith?

Not every single missing teen case can reach Elizabeth Smart-level popularity. But what happens when a teenager who’s a near opposite of Smart disappears? Does the public have the same sympathy for an African-American transgender teen as they do for a wholesome blonde?

Update: Police Release Dead Serial Killer’s Account of Murder of Samantha Koenig

The FBI has made available more details of the abduction of Alaskan barista Koenig, as well as the events leading up to the discovery of her frozen remains in Matanuska Lake.

Handyman Held Captive, Forced to Do Repairs

You know we’re in a recession when a couple is arrested for allegedly holding a handyman captive and forcing him to perform repairs on their 4,600 square-foot, five-bedroom McMansion complete with pool, beach volleyball and tennis courts.

Update: L.A. Police Release Sketches of Victim, Suspect in Possible Abduction

Police continue to reach out to the public in the case of a possible violent abduction.

L.A. Police Search for Possible Abduction Victim

According to police an argument between an unknown woman and a man escalated to the point where he struck her at least once in the face and dragged her up a hill into the brush while ripping off her clothing, which was found. Police have been searching and have no further leads.

Investigators Confirm Ridgeway Murder and Lake Attack Are Connected

Investigators in the Jessica Ridgeway case have confirmed a that the murder case of the abducted ten year old, and an attempted abduction at Ketner Lake in May 2012 are linked, but have not yet released details of the investigation.

Missing English Schoolgirl Found With Older Man in France

Until recently, 15-year-old Megan Stammers was known locally as a simple English schoolgirl from Eastbourne. Her mother described her as a “home girl”. People that knew her said she was “very quiet” and that she “kept herself to herself. No one thought Megan would be international news… until one day she went missing.

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