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Boy on Heart Transplant List Found After Being Kidnapped from Hospital

Boy on Heart Transplant List Found After Being Kidnapped from Hospital

Pixland/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — A boy awaiting a heart transplant was found outside of Chicago after he was taken from a St. Louis hospital by his father, who does not have custody of his son.An Amber Alert and a SARAA missing child alert were issue…

Nurse Killed New Mother, Kidnapped Baby After Miscarriage

Nurse Killed New Mother, Kidnapped Baby After Miscarriage

Montgomery County D.A.(SPRING, Texas) — The nurse who killed a young Texas mother and kidnapped her 3-day-old baby told police she needed the infant to show to her fiance, whom she had misled into believing she had recently given birth to his child.In…

Verna McClain Like Most Infant Abductors, Fits Familiar Psych Profile

Verna McClain Like Most Infant Abductors, Fits Familiar Psych Profile

Montgomery County D.A.(HOUSTON) — As details emerge on the kidnapping of an infant in Texas on Tuesday, psychologists said the woman who allegedly committed the crime seemed to fit a familiar profile of an infant abductor: a woman who desperately want…

Woman Arrested for Killing Mother, Kidnapping Her Newborn Baby

Woman Arrested for Killing Mother, Kidnapping Her Newborn Baby

KTRK-TV/ABC News(SPRING, Texas) — A registered nurse arrested for gunning down and killing a new mother and snatching her 3-day-old baby in the parking lot of a Texas pediatrician’s office will face capital murder charges, according to the Montgomery …

Snatched Newborn of Slain Mom Found Alive; Person Detained

Snatched Newborn of Slain Mom Found Alive; Person Detained

ABC News(SPRING, Texas) — A 3-day-old baby who was snatched from his mother by a woman who shot her at least six times in the parking lot of a Spring, Texas, pediatrician’s office, has been found alive, and someone has been detained in the case, offic…

Newborn Baby Found After Attacker Killed Mom

Newborn Baby Found After Attacker Killed Mom

ABC News(SPRING, Texas) — The 3-day-old baby who was snatched from his mother by a woman who shot her at least six times in the parking lot of a Spring, Texas, pediatrician’s office, has been found alive, officials said.The Montgomery County District …

Elizabeth Smart Marries in Hawaii

Elizabeth Smart Marries in Hawaii

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(HONOLULU) — Elizabeth Smart, 24, tied the knot on Saturday with fiancé Matthew Gilmour, 22, in a small private ceremony in Hawaii.“She is positively radiant. And Matthew couldn’t be happier,” Smart&r…

Ann Pettway Admits Stealing Baby, Raising Girl as Her Own

Ann Pettway Admits Stealing Baby, Raising Girl as Her Own

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A woman who snatched an infant from a New York City hospital 24 years ago and raised the baby as her own pleaded guilty Friday to a federal kidnapping charge and faces at least 10 years in prison. Ann Pettway took Ca…

Police Search for Kidnapped Alaska Teen

Police Search for Kidnapped Alaska Teen

Comstock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A $12,000 reward has been offered for information on the whereabouts of a teenage girl who police say was kidnapped toward the end of her shift at a coffee stand in Anchorage, Alaska.Samantha Koenig, 18, was la…

American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

iStockPhoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: Two elderly American women kidnapped in Egypt were released Friday, hours after they were seized by Bedouin gunmen, Egyptian government TV reported. (CAIRO) — Two American tourists were kidnapped by gunmen Friday in Egypt…

FBI Locates Missing Georgia Girls in Tennessee

FBI Locates Missing Georgia Girls in Tennessee

Amber Henry and Kirsten Kamradt (Lamar County Sheriff Office)(LAMAR COUNTY, Ga.) — Authorities have found two teenage girls from Georgia who apparently were taken in the middle of the night.Amber Henry, 16, and Kirsten Kamradt, 14, went missing from t…

Jessica Buchanan’s Husband Calls Kidnapping ‘Three Months of Hell’

Jessica Buchanan’s Husband Calls Kidnapping ‘Three Months of Hell’

Poul Hagen Thisted (L) and Jessica Buchanan (R). Danish Refugee Council(NEW YORK) — The husband of a rescued American aid worker said the time his wife spent in Somali captivity was “three months of hell” and that he even kept the secret from many of …

Somalia SEAL Rescue: American’s Kidnapping Intentionally Kept Quiet

Somalia SEAL Rescue: American’s Kidnapping Intentionally Kept Quiet

Poul Hagen Thisted (L) and Jessica Buchanan (R). Danish Refugee Council(NEW YORK) — A friend of an aid worker rescued by Navy SEALs in Somalia said that it was important to keep the woman’s three-month captivity quiet so her captors would not ask for…

Navy SEALs Free American and Danish Hostages Held in Somalia

Navy SEALs Free American and Danish Hostages Held in Somalia

Danish Refugee Council(WASHINGTON) — Two relief workers held hostage by kidnappers in northern Somalia since October were rescued Tuesday by Navy SEALs in a nightime raid.One of the former captives was 32-year-old American Jessica Buchanan, who, with …

Escapee’s Kidnapper Threatened to ‘Kill Mommy’

Escapee’s Kidnapper Threatened to ‘Kill Mommy’

ABC News(PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo.) — An arrest affidavit details the harrowing hours a Colorado girl spent with her alleged kidnapper before she was able to escape and call 911. It also reveals that the kidnapping suspect allegedly kidnapped and sexually …

Missing Montana Teacher: Suspects Have Lengthy Criminal Records

Missing Montana Teacher: Suspects Have Lengthy Criminal Records

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(SIDNEY, Mont.) — The two men charged with aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of missing Montana teacher Sherry Arnold have had numerous run-ins with the law.Though the FBI will not say what led them to Lester Vann Waters …

Baby Kidnapper Says She Was Trying to Replace Miscarried Baby

Baby Kidnapper Says She Was Trying to Replace Miscarried Baby

Jas’mere Brown cuddles her child. (ABC News)(ATLANTA) — The Georgia woman who attempted to steal a mother’s newborn is back in custody after a judge denied her bond early Thursday morning. Naquelle Ballard, 19, of Morrow, Ga., sneaked into South…

Desperate Facebook Plea Saves Woman, Boy Held Captive for Days

Desperate Facebook Plea Saves Woman, Boy Held Captive for Days

Comstock/Thinkstock(SANDY, Utah) — A Utah woman and her 17-month-old son are safe after allegedly being held captive and abused for days by her ex-boyfriend.Troy Critchfield, 33, has been charged with kidnapping, sodomy, and child abuse after allegedl…

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