It was 4 o'clock in the morning when the residents of a home in a Tucson, Arizona neighborhood were unexpectedly awakened by two girls who claimed they'd escaped from their home and were in need of help. According to what they told their neighbors, their stepfather had kicked down their bedroom door and had threatened them with a knife. As if that wasn't terrifying enough, the sisters, who are 12 and 13 and were both filthy and malnourished, said their parents have kept them prisoners in their own home for the past two years!
When police arrived, they realized that wasn't all ...Continue Reading >
A South Carolina girl kidnapped by her own mother when she was just 10 months old has been found alive in Australia, 19 years after she first went missing.
Savanna Harris Todd, now 20 and going by the name Samantha Geldenhuys, was just a baby when a state court determined that her mother, Dorothy Lee Barnett, had bipolar disorder and gave custody over to her father instead. But instead of giving her little girl up, Barnett took Todd and fled, spending almost an entire two decades living under different names in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.Continue Reading >
David Amaya was only a toddler when his father picked him up from his aunt's house in Chicago one day and took him to Mexico to live with his grandparents. David grew up thinking his biological mom, Kathy Amaya, had abandoned him. Meanwhile, once the woman realized her estranged husband had abducted her boy, she began her relentless search for him. After more than 30 unsuccessful years searching, mother and son have finally found each other!Continue Reading >
After a Louisiana mother was recently kidnapped by her ex, her own family members tracked down the suspect and killed him in an abandoned house where he was allegedly holding her captive!
Bethany Arceneaux was picking up her 2-year-old in the parking lot of a daycare on Wednesday when she was abducted. Witnesses say they saw Scott Thomas, the father of Arceneux's child, force her into his car before driving away, leaving the child behind. But though authorities kicked off an investigation, it was Arceneaux's own relatives who ultimately ended up making the daring rescue.Continue Reading >
Aurora, Colorado, police have launched a manhunt for the suspect who attempted to kidnap an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom early Monday morning. The little girl was apparently doing homework in her room sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, when the predator removed the screen from her window, opened the window, entered the room and absconded with the child.
But the little girl thankfully escaped, thanks to a tactic we should be teaching our kids!Continue Reading >
A 4-year-old girl going by the name Maria is at the center of a huge international investigation after she was discovered living in a Roma community in central Greece, with a couple whom authorities believe abducted her from her parents.
Cops first discovered the little girl while conducting a sweep of the settlement for suspected drug trafficking. A prosecutor also involved in the raid spotted the blond-haired, blue-eyed child and was immediately put on high alert when he realized she looked nothing like her supposed parents. His suspicion was quickly confirmed by a DNA test--and now authorities are left wondering, who is this little girl?Continue Reading >
A teen's supposed mother tries to enroll him in a school in Northern Missouri, but the principal becomes suspicious and calls the police. An investigation ensues and a decade-old abduction case gets solved. Sounds like a movie, but it's what happened in real life last week when police arrested Sandy Hatte. They believe the 60-year-old woman kidnapped her own grandson when he was an infant back in 2000.Continue Reading >
Two kidnappers who planned on blackmailing a family to pay off gambling debts ended up giving money to their hostage instead, after learning that her parents are poor! Wow ... well, that's definitely something you don't hear every day.Continue Reading >
A 37-year-old man from Lincoln, Nebraska abducted his estranged wife from a hair salon where she works at about noon on Saturday. Dwayne Lawrence took 38-year-old Julie Hanes from her work and drove her about 260 miles away to a city where Hanes' parents live. According to Nebraska officials, Lawrence set Hanes free in a cornfield after about 30 hours and then about an hour after releasing her, he killed himself with a gunshot to the head. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?Continue Reading >
Adriaunna Horton: Body of missing 12-year-old found after being kidnapped by father's former employee (VIDEO)
The search for a missing Missouri girl has come to a close after her body was found dead in a rural part of town. Police say 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton was kidnapped by 34-year-old Bobby D. Bourne Jr. while playing in the park with her sisters and friends after their first day of school. Bourne used to work for her father, James, and reportedly lured the child into his SUV by asking her for help to find his daughters.
Unfortunately little Adriaunna's innocence got the best of her and she was sadly killed by this sick man. How tragic!Continue Reading >