Tag: kidnapping

Charges Expected in Chicago Facebook Live Kidnapping Torture

Chicago police say charges are expected Thursday for four people in custody for a Facebook Live video that appears to depict a group holding a young man hostage. The young man is kicked and hit, while his mouth is taped shut. The suspects in the video also shout “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!” and…

Florida Mom Stops Daughter’s Kidnapping [VIDEO]

A Florida mother saved her 13-year-old from an attempted kidnapping and then engaged in a “tug-of-war” with the suspect until he fled on foot—and a surveillance camera at a store caught it all. Suspect Craig Bonello, 30, didn’t make it far—an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was outside the Dollar General arrested him as he tried…

Kidnapped Soccer Player Tells About His Escape [VIDEO]

Mexican star soccer striker Alan Pulido has been rescued after his Saturday night kidnapping, authorities said early Tuesday. Officials said Pulido, who has played for Mexico’s national team and is on Greece’s Olympiacos club, managed to call a police emergency line after an altercation with one of the kidnappers in Ciudad Victoria, the restive capital…

SWAT Team Rescues Kidnapped Students [VIDEO]

Two University of Rochester students were rescued by a SWAT team after being kidnapped Saturday. Seniors Nicholas Kollias and Ani Okeke-Ewo were “forcibly abducted and held against their will.” Charges are still pending for the kidnappers in what police say was a targeted attack. One of the victims had a bullet wound in his leg.

Rick Ross Busted for Kidnapping, Assault [VIDEO]

Rapper Rick Ross was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. According to TMZ, the incident in question happened two weeks ago and involved a man doing work at his home. Ross is said to have pistol-whipped the man—and then didn’t allow him to leave. Ross was picked up along…

Mexican girl returned home after being forcibly sent to the US [VIDEO]

Alondra Luna a 14-year old Mexican lady who had been sent kicking and screaming by authorities to America was returned after DNA results affirmed she wasn’t the lost daughter of a Texas woman. A DNA test performed Monday affirmed Alondra Luna Nunez had not been the daughter of Dorotea Garcia, in accordance with a statement…

Australian golfer Robert Allenby kidnapped and robbed in Hawaii [VIDEO]

Australian pro golfer Robert Allenby says he’s just happy to be alive after being beaten, kidnapped, and robbed in Honolulu on Friday night. Robert Allenby, and two friends, had just paid their tab in the Amuse Wine Bar in Waikiki before they were separated around 11 p.m. Then, Allenby suspects he was drugged and taken…

Harrowing Details Of Slaughtered Students, 43 Abductions In Mexico

On Sept 27, a body of a 22-year-old student was found spread on a street in Iguala, Mexico with his face skin peeled off and his eyes gouged out. Forty-three other students remain missing, three other students died and one in a coma in a criminal scandal allegedly orchestrated by the town’s ex-mayor’s wife. On…

Woman abducted in Philadelphia found alive [VIDEO]

The 22-year-old woman abducted from a Philadelphia street on Sunday has been found alive in Maryland, Philadelphia detectives confirm. Police had released surveillance video earlier this week showing Carlesha Freeland-Gaither being abducted in the Germantown section of the city.

Investigators find remains of Holly Bobo, missing since 2011

The remains of missing nursing student Holly Bobo, who was last seen in 2011, have been found in Tennessee, officials said Monday. Investigators confirmed a human skull found in Decatur County, Tenn., belonged to Bobo, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The skull was found near property owned by the family of Zachary Rye Adams,…

American Journalist Released From Syria

Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist kidnapped in Syria almost two years ago, has been freed and handed over to the United Nations. The release of Curtis comes just days after another U.S. journalist, James Foley, was beheaded by ISIS. Back in June, a video of Curtis was released that showed him slightly disheveled but…

Boko Haram Accused of Kidnapping 100 Men

Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that made headlines in April when it abducted more than 300 young girls, has apparently turned its attention to males. In an attack on the town of Doron Baga in Nigeria on Sunday, 10 people were killed and about 100 men and boys kidnapped, according to a member of…

Boko Haram Kidnaps 20 More Girls

The spotlight of the international community, along with the military presence of the world’s most powerful countries, hasn’t deterred Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Witnesses say that last Thursday, suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement not far from Chibok, where 300 girls were kidnapped in April. In the latest abduction,…

Missing California Woman Held Captive For 10 Years Found Alive

Isidro Garcia told the woman her family gave up looking for her and would be deported if she contacted them. She finally escaped after reaching out on Facebook. A decade ago, a 15-year-old Santa Ana, Calif., girl vanished. Now, police say the girl spent a decade in captivity, repeatedly raped, assaulted, and ultimately impregnated by…

Abducted Nigerian Girl Scared To Go Back To School [VIDEO]

One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back to school. Sarah Lawan, a 19-year-old science student, spoke Sunday as Nigerians prayed for the safety of the 276 students still held captive. Their…

[VIDEO] Michelle Obama expresses outrage over schoolgirls’ kidnapping

First lady Michelle Obama made a rare appearance on her husband’s weekly address on Saturday to express her outrage over the recent kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls. “This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations…

US to send team to Nigeria in response to kidnapping

The U.S. State Department says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed a U.S. offer to send an American team to Nigeria to support the government’s response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group. source: reuters

Cleveland kidnap survivor sits down with Dr. Phil [VIDEO]

Six months after she was freed from the “house of horrors” where Ariel Castro held her captive for 11 years, Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight is speaking out. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil McGraw scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Knight describes a moment when Castro trapped her in a room and tied…

Portuguese police reopening Madeleine McCann investigation

Prosecutors in Portugal are reopening the police investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, after a review of evidence found new leads, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa reports. McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry say they are “very pleased” at the decision and hope it will uncover “the answers we so desperately need,” Sky News reports.

Suspect’s Image In Madeleine McCann Case Released

UK detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are asking for the public’s help to identify a man in an appeal they say is of “vital importance.” Two images, believed to be of the same man, which will feature in the BBC Crimewatch episode to be broadcast on Monday, have been drawn up based on…

Report: Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation Possible Cause Of Death For Castro

A report released today from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says authorities are considering auto-erotic asphyxiation as the potential cause of convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro’s death. The report also said prison guards failed to check on Castro in his cell on the night he died. Read the full report. read more at cnn…

SICK MONSTER: Man Planned To Cook & Eat Kids

A 40-year-old Boston man who plotted to kill, rape, and eat kids in his basement is likely to spend the next 27 years in jail, authorities said Thursday. Geoffrey Portway, who pleaded guilty in May to possession of child pornography and solicitation to commit a crime of violence, will be sentenced on September 17. When…