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Sheriff: Man May Have Been Imitating Closs Abduction

July 30, 2019 |

Authorities in Wisconsin say a man suspected of killing four people may have been imitating the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs . Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said Tuesday that investigators may never know exactly what led to the Sunday attacks. He tells the AP that investigators believe Ritchie German Jr….

West Virginia mother charged in false abduction report

April 6, 2019 |

A woman will be criminally charged for falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia shopping mall, a police detective told The Associated Press on Friday.
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Cops: Man Faked Abduction to Get Out of Super Bowl Payout

March 1, 2019 |

The Los Angeles Rams weren’t the only Super Bowl losers. A 60-year-old New York man was arrested Wednesday over what police say was a fake abduction tied to a Super Bowl betting scheme. The Buffalo News reports Robert Brandel of North Tonawanda was discovered bound in the back seat of…

Woman Safe After ‘Disturbing’ Abduction, but Questions Remain

February 12, 2019 |

A woman shown on surveillance video being apparently abducted from a Florida tire shop last week is now being reported as safe, but details on what exactly happened are still murky. Per WPLG , Miami police say the woman was found Sunday after the Friday night incident, in which she was…

Request for ‘Code Word’ Thwarts Possible Abduction

November 9, 2018 |

A possible would-be abductor was thwarted Wednesday afternoon after a 10-year-old girl he approached asked him for the “code word.” The girl and a friend were walking near a park in San Tan Valley, Ariz., when a man—described as white with a short beard and possibly in his 40s—…

Reward Offered in ‘Shocking’ Abduction of African Billionaire

October 15, 2018 |

Days after Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped , Mohammed Dewji’s family is offering a $ 440,000 reward for information leading to his rescue. Dewji, said to be Tanzania’s only billionaire, was taken by masked gunmen on his way into a gym in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam Thursday morning….

Cops: Woman Faked Abduction to Avoid Paying Workers

September 5, 2018 |

A California woman who said she had been kidnapped, robbed, tied up, and possibly sexually assaulted was making it all up because she didn’t want to pay her subcontractors, according to police in Fresno. Police say 32-year-old Maria Gonzalez claimed two black men armed with a handgun abducted her Saturday…

Mom’s Facebook Claim About Abduction Attempt a Lie: Cops

August 12, 2018 |

An Ohio mom’s Facebook video about the attempted abduction of her child in a Walmart parking lot was all made up, per local authorities. Chelsie Hendel was arrested Friday after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the 27-year-old mother recorded a live video about her experience in the parking lot…


Fashion Designer Carolina Herrera’s Nephew Murdered in Venezuela After Abduction

May 13, 2017 |

The nephew of international fashion designer Carolina Herrera – who’s famously dressed First Ladies for decades — was found dead in a truck in Venezeula after a violent kidnapping gone wrong. Herrera’s 34-year-old nephew, Reinaldo, was…

After a Torture-Filled Abduction, a Survivor Speaks

February 14, 2017 |

A University of Rochester student who endured a nearly two-day abduction in late 2015 is still getting his legs back after the terrifying incident, and while it hasn’t been easy, Nicholas Kollias is determined to persevere. The Chicago Tribune revisits how the classical pianist and athlete from the Chicago suburb…