The world discovered Monday that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, teens reported missing a decade ago from Cleveland were being held captive all this time in a local home. The women, no longer teens, escaped their dungeon due to the initiative and courage of Amanda Berry, now 26 and mother of a six-year-old girl, who escaped and called 911.
Missing teen seen at a shooting of American Ninja Warrior, and taken in for questioning. Despite assurances from police that Raven is fine, her family is skeptical, choosing to believe that she was coerced into a life of prostitution. Raven asks to be left alone.
Matthew Allen, 18, of Westleigh, Australia, who was reported missing by his mother on November 27, 2012, has been found. Lucky to be alive after two months of extreme heat in the bushland, the teen was emaciated, dehydrated, blinded, gangrenous, covered in leeches and would likely not have survived much longer.
At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, searchers began the process of draining the pond in Mint Hill, North Carolina, where they had found the bicycle of missing teen Kayla Campbell, 16, earlier this week. Roughly 11 hours later, they found Kayla’s dead body in the pond.
Authorities continue the search for Mint Hill teen Kayla Campbell, 16, who was reported missing Sunday. Kayla left her home at 2:30 p.m. on December 9, 2012, on her bicycle, saying that she would be back in a few hours. When she was not back by 5:15, however, her family began to worry.
Developments in the case of missing transgender teen DaShad “Sage” Smith have led police to ask the public for help locating a another Charlottesville man, this one for questioning. The man, Erik Tyquan McFadden, 21, had plans to meet the missing teen on the night she disappeared.
An endangered child alert has been canceled after Tennessee teens Courtney Hawkins and Dillan Stewart were found safe near Gainesboro. Police were able to trace the young couple using cell phone signals, and pulled them over in a traffic stop. Police say Dillan and Courtney were running away, and had a third juvenile in the car. They are now facing charges.