Robert Durst Eyed in 1997 Disappearance of Two Teen Girls

Alleged psycho killer Robert Durst (who is richer than God and bought his way out of prison twice before) was arrested on Saturday in a New Orleans hotel. Durst has been charged with the 2000 murder of his former spokeswoman, Susan Berman. Now, investigators may be looking into Durst as a possible suspect in the… » 3/19/15 10:50am 3/19/15 10:50am

Texas Warns that Drug Violence Has Made Mexico Unsafe for Spring Break

A recent announcement from the Texas Department of Public Safety warned students against traveling to Mexico over spring break, citing "the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements." » 2/26/15 10:50am 2/26/15 10:50am

Trial Starts for Teen Who Hired a Gang to Steal Her Roommate's Baby

A kidnapping trial begins Monday for Gladys Remigio in Santa Ana, California. The charges stem from an elaborate scheme allegedly devised by the then 17-year-old Remigio to steal her roommate's newborn baby with the help of two gang members. » 2/23/15 3:30pm 2/23/15 3:30pm

Family Stages Kidnapping to Teach Boy That Life Is Cruel and Awful

In a news story ripped straight from the first season of Arrested Development, three Missouri women have been charged with kidnapping and child abuse after they staged the kidnapping of a 6-year-old who they believed to be "too nice" and not aware of "stranger danger." » 2/06/15 12:00pm 2/06/15 12:00pm

LAPD Investigating Uber Driver for Sexual Assault

An off-duty Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. The LAPD told Buzzfeed that the driver has not been arrested and that the investigation is ongoing. » 2/02/15 10:00pm 2/02/15 10:00pm

Boston Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Boston Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman earlier this month, the umpteenth time an Uber passenger has reportedly been assaulted recently. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery. He's accused of driving his… » 12/18/14 3:50pm 12/18/14 3:50pm

​Islamic State Is Selling Yazidi Women as "Brides" to Fighters

Earlier this month, fighters of the Islamic State (IS) kidnapped around 300 women as part of their siege on the Yazidi community. Now the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is claiming to have confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women have been sold to the jihadist fighters for around $1000 each. Everything continues… » 8/31/14 4:20pm 8/31/14 4:20pm

​Party Animal Fakes Kidnapping So He Can Stay Out Late

A 32-year-old man in Greater Manchester in England was the cause of a police investigation and manhunt after telling his girlfriend that he had been kidnapped and held ransom for £50. Why? Dude, was just having a good time at a house party and didn't want to go home yet. Can you really blame him? (Yes.) » 8/24/14 3:20pm 8/24/14 3:20pm

IS Fighters Reportedly Take Hundreds of Displaced Women Captive

An Iraqi official has reported that members of the Islamic State, IS, have taken hundreds of women from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq as their prisoners, most likely with the intention of selling them into forced marriages and/or sex slavery. » 8/09/14 12:00pm 8/09/14 12:00pm

Lingerie Night at the Eager Beaver Bar Canceled After Kidnapping Attempt

The Eager Beaver bar in Appleton, Wisconsin has been operating for four years, and while neighbors have been unhappy in the past because the bar's too wild and noisy, they're now trying to shut the place down after a bartender was attacked after one of the establishment's weekly lingerie nights. » 7/21/14 11:30pm 7/21/14 11:30pm

Two Months Out, Missing Nigerian Girls are No Closer to a Homecoming

Nearly 300 Nigerian girls have been missing since early May and while authorities say they’ve located them, there isn’t a homecoming on the horizon. Apparently, it's just too complicated to save their lives. » 6/16/14 2:40pm 6/16/14 2:40pm

Woman Found Alive 10 Years After Being Kidnapped by Mom's Boyfriend

A 25-year-old California woman has been reunited with her mother after a decade of being held captive by the mother's former boyfriend. Her mother had thought the two had run away together. » 5/22/14 11:20am 5/22/14 11:20am

Girl In Viral #BringBackOurGirls Photo Neither Nigerian Nor Abducted

This week, Twitter and Facebook's highly visible #BringBackOurGirls campaign highlighted the plight of 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. One problem: the most visible images used in that campaign are pictures of girls that aren't Nigerian. Or kidnapped. Or even technically girls… » 5/09/14 1:00pm 5/09/14 1:00pm

234 Girls Were Kidnapped from Nigerian School, Parents Claim

The number of students missing from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria is still in question after education officials reported that 85 students were kidnapped during an attack on the school on April 14, but local parents have countered that the number is closer to 234. » 4/21/14 6:20pm 4/21/14 6:20pm

How Elizabeth Smart Became More Than An Abduction Victim

Margaret Talbot's piece in the New Yorker this week might be called "The Extraordinary Resilience of Elizabeth Smart" but a better title might be "How Elizabeth Smart Did the Impossible." The piece explores how Smart managed to get through her abduction and become that much more than an abduction victim forever… » 10/14/13 6:50pm 10/14/13 6:50pm

The World’s Smallest Pony Has Probably Been Kidnapped by the Mafia

The curious case of a kidnapped pony in Italy is really an example of the sort of once-in-a-lifetime story that really reward the dedicated news cyclist. While attending the 47th annual National Horse Fair in Italy, Charlie, a 63 cm-tall pony billed by his apparently inattentive owners as the world’s smallest pony,… » 9/14/13 3:00pm 9/14/13 3:00pm

How to Feel About Ariel Castro's Suicide

Last night, just a month and change into serving his life + 1,000-year sentence for kidnapping three Cleveland women and keeping them captive under hellish conditions for a decade, Ariel Castro committed suicide in jail. After I heard the news, I felt a range of awful, base emotions, none of which made me feel good… » 9/04/13 11:30am 9/04/13 11:30am

People Are Victim-Blaming Hannah Anderson, and It’s Depressing as Hell

It’s hard to say what’s more disheartening about the way some people in the media — both social and regular old-person media — have been casting Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old kidnapping victim whose mother and brother were allegedly tortured and killed by James Lee DiMaggio before he took Anderson to a remote… » 8/18/13 1:30pm 8/18/13 1:30pm

Hannah Anderson Found Alive After FBI Kills Kidnapping Suspect

The law enforcement search for James Lee DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from San Diego County, ended like a scene lifted out of the Manhunter reel yesterday when FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio in, the LA Times explains with an ominous flourish, “the Idaho wilderness.” … » 8/11/13 12:00pm 8/11/13 12:00pm

Ariel Castro Faces 329 Criminal Charges, Including Aggravated Murder

Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping, imprisoning, raping, and torturing Gina DeJesus, 23, Michelle Knight, 32, and Amanda Berry, 27, for a decade, was indicted on 329 criminal charges on Friday by a grand jury. » 6/09/13 11:30pm 6/09/13 11:30pm