All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Abduction’

Madeleine McCann: Questioning in Disappearance to Start in Portugal

Madeleine McCann was abducted from a vacation villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal seven years ago, when she was just three years old. Portuguese police, while observed by their British counterparts, will soon begin questioning 11 people to see what–if anything–they can share about the little girl’s disappearance. She went missing while her parents were dining at a tapas bar …

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Elizabeth Smart Empowers Women With Stories of Surviving Rape, Abduction

Elizabeth Smart will forever be remembered as the little Mormon girl from Utah, who was abducted in the middle of the night, held captive, and raped repeatedly for nine months. Word of her being found alive spread like wildfire across TV screens in the U.S. and abroad. Most people felt she would never be seen again. These days she is …

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Hannah Graham Suspect Taken Into Custody

The suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance–Jesse Matthew–was taken into custody around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon in Galveston, Texas. He is suspected of abducting the University of Virginia sophomore, who was last seen on September 13th in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN reports that Jesse Matthew was sought by authorities ‘on suspicion of abduction with the intent to defile.’ “This case is nowhere …

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Abigail Hernandez: New Info on N.H. Girl’s Abduction

Abigail Hernandez was abducted from Conway, New Hampshire, while walking home from school back on October 9, 2013. Nine months later she returned. The media has yet to learn whether her abductor released her or if she escaped from confinement. In fact, very little has been said about the case at all, with the exception of who Abigail’s abductor was. …

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Amber Alert Called Off In Virginia- Boy Found Safe

An Amber Alert that was issued on Saturday, July 12 by the Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse was called off on Sunday after 15-year-old Dustin Wade Shaver was found safe. The alert was issued at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and was later canceled on Sunday morning at 8:20 a.m. when the authorities found Dustin in Benson, North …

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Infant Found Alive in a Tote Bag 250 Miles Away From Home

An Iowa police chief found a 6-day-old baby boy Friday who was abducted Thursday morning from his cradle in a Wisconsin home. Kayden Powell was found 250 miles away from home outside a gas station in West Branch, Iowa. Forty police officers were dispatched to a 911 call in search of the infant. FBI agent G.B. Jones reported that the baby’s cries …

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Michaela Garecht Remembered 25 Years After Abduction

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, a ceremony was held for Michaela Garecht. Family, friends, police officers, and supporters gathered in the parking lot of a grocery store in Hayward, California to remember a young child who was kidnapped twenty-five years ago. Nine-year-old Garecht and her friend, Katrina Rodriguez, went to a nearby store, located a few blocks away from their …

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American Kidnapped in Benin, Ransom Demanded

An American has been kidnapped in Benin, according to U.S. officials. The information was brought to light by the U.S. Embassy website for the West African country of Benin, though very little information has been released about the situation. The individual in-question has not yet been identified, though officials assure American nationals there is no indication that others are currently …

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Facebook Offers Film Same Day As DVD

Facebook just scored a major win in the Internet’s relationship with Hollywood. The Financial Times is reporting that Abduction, the newest film from Lionsgate, will be available day-and-date on Facebook with the DVD release today. This is the first time that a film has been on the social networking site the same day as the DVD release. The film will …

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