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Update: Jessica Ridgeway Missing Child

One week after Jessica’s disappearance investigators are attempting to identify a body found seven miles from the site of her abduction, while FBI release tips to the public for identifying a possible suspect in this case. Federal investigators, not discounting a possible connection to an abduction that occurred three days after Jessica’s, have released a description of the suspect in that case and a photo and description of that vehicle.

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Colorado Girl, 10

Police have issued and Amber Alert in the case of missing child Jessica Ridgeway, who left her home Friday morning, but never made it to school. A backpack and a water bottle believed to belong to the missing girl, 10, were found by an area neighbor.

South African Entrepreneur Shares New Evidence in Case of Missing Child Madeline McCann

Stephen Birch, a South African real estate developer, initially unconnected to the case of Madeline McCann, developed an interest her disappearance, as people often do in high-profile missing child cases. Birch however, went quite a bit further, conducted his own unofficial investigation, and now believes he may have found Madeline’s grave.

Gabbiee Swainson, Still Missing, Still Doesn’t Qualify for an Amber Alert

Gabrielle Swainson, 16, has been missing since August 18, when her mother came home from an overnight shift to find that her daughter, who had been in her pajamas and asleep, was gone. With no sign of the girl, no forced entry, and no leads, police were unable to issue and Amber Alert for the missing teen. Even now police are still piecing together what happened, and Gabbiee is still missing.

Missing Baby Kate’s Mom Plans to Marry the Father Suspected of Killing Their Child

Ariel Courtland stated in an affidavit that she does not want to marry for love, but to find out what happened to her daughter. As weird as this may sound, she’s not the first to think of it.

Missing Child Jhessye Shockley’s Mother Arrested for First Degree Murder

Jhessye Shockley, 5, seems to have joined the growing ranks of children reported missing by their killer, often a parent. On September 6 police in Glendale, Ariz., arrested Jerice Hunter for the murder of her daughter Jhessye after she was indicted by a grand jury.

Gabrielle Swainson’s Blood and Hair Found in Suspect’s Home

Investigators are not saying what other evidence they collected that could connect Freddie Grant to missing child Gabrielle Swainson. Grant, who has a prior criminal record, is in custody on a weapons charge and is a person of Interest in two other cases. Gabrielle is still missing.

Missing Child: Gabrielle Swainson Still Missing

The South Carolina cheerleader went missing sometime between the afternoon of August 18 and the morning of August 19. Gabbiee, 16, is described as a black female, about 5-feet-2-inches tall with black hair. She was last seen wearing pink and black pajamas.

Searchers Find Clue in Case of Missing Student Linnea Lomax

University of California, Davis student Linnea Lomax, 19, left the Sutter Medical Center outpatient facility in Sacramento on June 26, 2012, and has not been seen since. Now seven weeks later, searchers have found her notebook.

Missing Child Alert: More Than a Month After Disappearance, Still No Sign of Skylar Neese

Skylar Neese, 16, of Star City, W.Va., has now been missing for over a month. On the evening of July 7, Skylar came home from her job at Wendy’s, hugged her parents and told them she loved them. Then, her father recalls, she said she was tired and went to her room. Surveillance footage taken from the family’s apartment complex shows Skylar leaving the apartment through a window and willingly getting into an unknown sedan.

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