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Teen Stolen at Birth Has Kind Words for 'Mom,' Not for 'Dad'

She was born Kamiyah Mobley and snatched from her then-16-year-old mother out of a Florida hospital room when she was just hours old—but for the next 18 years, she was raised as Alexis Manigo, and she loved that life. "From that one mistake I was given the best life,...

Burglars Stole Boy's Ashes, Demanded $5K Ransom

It would be an insult to the bottom-feeding scum-suckers of the animal kingdom to compare them to burglars police are seeking in Humboldt County, California. Police say they are investigating the theft of an urn containing the ashes of a Ryan Wagner, a 6-year-old boy who died from cancer in...

After Huge Search, Missing Hunter Found in Jail

Searchers spent hours looking for a missing hunter in north Alabama until officers realized he was actually in jail. Relatives of 50-year-old Randy Keith Holt of Hartselle reported the man missing Monday afternoon after he failed to return from a hunting trip, the AP reports. Holt didn't have a cellphone...

Police: Florida Cop-Killer Placed in Victim's Handcuffs

The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities say. Orlando police Chief John Mina says Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt...

32 Years After They Went Missing, Sisters Found—and Mom Arrested

Two sisters have been found, 32 years after they were reported missing. Police say their mother, Elaine Yates, took Kimberly and Kelly Yates in 1985 when they were 3 years old and 10 months old, respectively. She allegedly took them from Rhode Island to Texas; all three were ultimately located...

Cops: Man Killed Wife, Posted as Her on Facebook

A Florida man impersonated his wife on Facebook in a chilling effort to hide the fact that he had just murdered her, police say. According to an Orlando police report seen by People, George McShane, 42, allegedly strangled Kristen McShane on Jan. 7 and then logged into the 30-year-old's Facebook...

'Single Worst Case' of Child Murder in Miami Still in Flux

The body of 3-year-old Lazaro Figueroa, dressed in a lollipop-adorned T-shirt, was found underneath a bush in Miami Beach in November 1990. Injuries on his body showed "Baby Lollipops" had been a victim of extreme domestic violence, and as Jaquira Diaz writes for Rolling Stone, local law enforcement and other...

Parents of 'Slender Man' Suspect on the 'Surreal' Case

Anissa Weier, now 15, is one of the two girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times in a 2014 attack that, the girls said, was an attempt to get in the good graces of "Slender Man," a fictional internet character. Her parents say that while they knew their daughter...

Wife of Pulse Orlando Mass Shooter Arrested

The wife of the shooter who killed 49 people in the June attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub has been taken into custody. Noor Salman, who was interviewed for hours after the attack, was arrested at her San Francisco-area home by FBI agents and is expected in federal court Tuesday,...

One Dad's Joy, Another's Heartbreak in Kidnap Case

The biological family of an 18-year-old snatched when she was a newborn is rejoicing at her discovery, but one person who's not celebrating is Charles Manigo. The baby he named Alexis Kelly—the baby he thought was his daughter—was really Kamiyah Mobley, who was allegedly abducted by his ex-girlfriend,...

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after allegedly killing two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI says. Terry Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into jail, the AP reports. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two counts...

Teen Allegedly Abducted as Newborn Cries, Calls Out to 'Mama' at Hearing

Heartbreaking video shows Kamiyah Mobley, the 18-year-old abducted as a newborn and raised by a family not her own, sobbing and reaching out toward the woman accused of kidnapping her all those years ago. Gloria Williams, 51, who is accused of posing as a nurse and taking Mobley from her...

'Pillowcase Rapist' Locked Back Up Over 'Distorted Thinking'

A notorious California serial rapist who muffled victims' screams with a pillowcase had his freedom revoked after his therapists said they were concerned about his fantasies and didn't think he had come to terms with his "distorted thinking," the AP reports. Christopher Hubbart, who was dubbed the "Pillowcase Rapist" for...

Wisconsin Man Charged With Murder of Saudi Student

After more than two months, a man has been charged in a killing that shook the University of Wisconsin-Stout community. Cullen Osborn, a 27-year-old from Minneapolis, has been charged with felony murder and battery in the beating death of Saudi student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports. The...

The Weird Story of a Cup That Led Cops to Robbery Suspect

A paper coffee cup that should have been in a home's recycling bin was instead in its trash basket—and that seemingly minor point ended up unraveling a bank robbery case in Woodstock, Vt. Valley News has the complicated story, which began on Jan. 4, 2016, when a man handed...

Woman Raped Boy, 13, With 'Nice Body,' Gets Probation

A 46-year-old Delaware woman had this to say about the 13-year-old she raped: "He is so cute with a nice ass body. I asked him what in the world are u doing with a body like that at 13..." That text, among others and DNA evidence, led to Elaine B....

Newborn Taken From Mother in 1998 Found Alive in SC

An incredible story out of Florida—and, now, South Carolina. Kamiyah Mobley, taken from her mother's Jacksonville hospital room when she was just 8 hours old in 1998, has been found alive and healthy in Walterboro, SC. The Times-Union reports her current identity is being withheld, but it's been revealed...

DOJ: Chicago PD Rife With Racial Bias, Excessive Force

What USA Today describes as a "scathing report" about Chicago police was released Friday by the Justice Department, with findings of rampant racial bias (including a finding of "reasonable cause" that excessive force was used against minorities), shoddy training, and the mishandling of cops accused of misconduct, per the Chicago...

Jailed Over Kitty Litter: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

There's a WTF flavor to this week's crazy crimes, from a man jailed over kitty litter to another who got a ticket for trying to warm up his car. Guy Goes to Jail Over Kitty Litter Mistaken for Meth : A December traffic stop in Texas led to deputies discovering what...

Motorist Kills Man Beating Wounded Arizona Trooper

A suspect is dead and an Arizona state trooper is recovering in the hospital after what authorities say was a rare case of a passerby using deadly force to assist an officer. Authorities say that when the passing motorist arrived at the scene of a vehicle rollover at a rural...

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