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Boy, 14, with hunting knife protects woman from rapist

A young woman who was abducted at gunpoint made a daring escape Wednesday night from her rapist into a house full of kids that was later set on fire by her attacker, police said.


Boy abducted in 1994 found living under new name

Richard Wayne Landers, Jr.

A boy abducted from northeastern Indiana by his paternal grandparents 19 years ago has been found in Minnesota... Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was just 5 years old when he and his paternal grandparents, who were upset over custody arrangements, disappeared from Wolcottville, a town about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne. Nineteen years later, news that he has been found living under an assumed name in Minnesota left his mother overjoyed and "jumping up and down," her husband said Thursday shortly after police announced the break in the case.


Main Nigeria donkey market closes

A top trader at Nigeria's biggest donkey market has been abducted by gunmen, a police spokesman says. Al-Haji Salisu Yunusa's abduction led to the brief closure of the 80-year-old market in the south-eastern town of Ezamgbo, a BBC reporter in Nigeria says.


Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7

Maria Ridulph

A 72-year-old man was convicted Friday in the slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched from a small-town street corner 55 years ago. Judge James Hallock pronounced Jack McCullough guilty of murder, kidnapping and abduction in one of the oldest cold-case murders to go to trial in the United States.


Kidnapping Victim Is Found Inside Detective’s Garage in Queens

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A 17-year veteran of the New York Police Department was suspended and four other men were arrested after a ransom phone call was traced to the detective’s home in Queens.


Watch: 10-year-old girl fights off kidnapper in Philadelphia

The attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl in Philadelphia was caught on a security camera and now police are offering a $10000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Senh: Brave girl. It makes a parent afraid to let their kids walk by themselves in their own neighborhood.


Tennessee mom, daughter found dead; 2 sisters still missing

The search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three young daughters intensified.


Wis. woman accused of abduction, cutting out fetus

Wis. woman accused of abduction, cutting out fetus

A woman who faked a pregnancy and panicked as her supposed due date grew near attacked a pregnant mother with a baseball bat and cut her full-term fetus from her womb with an X-Acto knife, killing the mother and baby, according to court documents filed Monday....


FBI: 3-Year-Old's Disappearance Considered Crime- Coast-to-Coast Search for Missing Oregon Cyclist

Federal investigators say the disappearance of a 3-year-old West Virginia girl is now considered a crime, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.


Five-year-old girl abducted from her bed and assaulted

A 5-year-old girl was abducted from her Springfield house while she was sleeping early Saturday morning and assaulted outside the home before she returned, police said. Police were called to a townhouse in the 7000 block of Brocton Court shortly after 4 a.m. Detectives determined that an unknown man broke into the house sometime after midnight, went upstairs and took the girl from her bed. The victim’s parents and 1-year-old sibling were in the home at the time of the abduction, according to Fairfax County police spokesman Officer Don Gotthardt.


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