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2012-09-02 | New York seeks to identify unnamed dead, give families closure
NEW YORK — On a wind-swept island off New York City, the remains of 850,000 people rest in pine boxes in a grid of covered trenches but many aren't resting in peace. They are the unidentified or unclaimed dead who have been found around the nation's largest city — often with little hope of a loved one ever knowing their fate.

2012-09-02 | Burned Car Led Police to Abducted Nevada Teen
A burned car found near Sunrise Mountain was traced to an address at a Las Vegas apartment complex, where authorities served a search warrant early Saturday morning, police said.

2012-09-02 | Police rescue kidnapped 17-year-old girl in Las Vegas
RENO, Nev. – Police rescued a 17-year-old Henderson girl early Saturday morning to end her 21-hour kidnapping ordeal, and arrested her two alleged abductors.

2012-09-01 | Somali pirates claim to kill hostage over ransom delay
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali pirates who have been holding a hijacked ship for nearly two years killed a Syrian hostage crew member and wounded another to protest a delayed ransom payment, a pirate leader said. This is believed to be the first time Somali pirates have killed a hostage because of a delay in ransom.

2012-09-01 | Chile Admits Irregularities in Identifying Disappeared Persons
Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean authorities admitted today the persistence of irregularities in the identification of bodies of the disappeared, with the resulting trauma for relatives, victims of the genocide committed by the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). These irregularities will mean that 14 families will have to return the remains of those they thought were their beloved ones, as already happened in 2006, according to www.biobiochile.cl.

2012-09-01 | Henderson teen abducted at home, ransom demanded
Melissa Duran disappeared about 7:30 a.m. after answering a knock at the door of her family's house near Warm Springs Road and Valle Verde Drive. Two men took the 17-year-old and sped away in a red sedan. They later called the girl's mother and demanded the ransom, police said.

2012-09-01 | NYC seeking to identify Potter's field bodies with help of DNA
They are the unidentified or unclaimed dead who have been found around the nation's largest city — often with little hope of a loved one ever knowing their fate. Now, with advances in DNA technology and anthropology and with new federal funding, the city medical examiner's office has exhumed dozens of the bodies in a new push to identify several decades' worth.

2012-09-01 | September 19, 2012 Lunch Discussion: Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion
San Diego, CA, 08/29/12 – The Insurance Brokers & Agents of San Diego along with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation of San Diego will be hosting a lunch discussion on September 19, 2012 with guest speaker Reginald King, the West Coast Regional Manager of Kidnap, Ransom, and Extortion Insurance with Chartis Insurance.

2012-09-01 | The International Day of the Disappeared draws attention to the fate of the world’s missing
Tens of thousands of people around the world are missing today because of armed conflicts or human rights abuses such as abductions and illegal arrests and detentions.

2012-08-28 | Pirates kidnap 24 in gunfight off Togo coast
LAGOS: Pirates attacked an oil tanker Tuesday off the coast of Togo, taking control of its bridge and kidnapping 24 Russian sailors before escaping amid an exchange of gunfire with a naval patrol boat, officials said.

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