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The New York Police Department searched a Manhattan basement Wednesday for at least the second time since July as part of its ongoing investigation into the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old who vanished on his way to school.

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Mob boss' body exhumed from Vaticanupdated: Sun May 27 2012 14:00:00

The body of a mob boss was exhumed from a church in the Vatican in search for clues to a missing girl.

Missing children, perception vs. realityupdated: Fri May 25 2012 17:07:00

May 25, National Missing Children's Day, is a day on which we honor and remember missing children. This date was chosen specifically because it is the date in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz went missing on his way to school in New York.

Police: Man in custody being questioned in 1979 Etan Patz caseupdated: Thu May 24 2012 09:15:00

A man in custody has implicated himself in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, Commissioner Ray Kelly of the New York Police Department said Thursday.

The day Etan Patz disappeared in '79updated: Thu May 24 2012 09:15:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti retells the day of Etan Patz's disappearance that became an infamous part of U.S. history.

Missing child case 'awakened America'updated: Thu May 24 2012 08:35:00

More than 30 years ago, 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished from a Manhattan street on his way to a school bus stop. His parents never saw him again.

No 'eureka' moment in Patz case yetupdated: Thu May 24 2012 08:35:00

"After Etan" author Lisa Cohen talks about the ongoing investigation into the disappearance in the Etan Patz case.

2 yr old missing, mystery man on beach?updated: Thu May 03 2012 22:23:00

A missing girl's sister claims seeing a mysterious man on the beach when she vanished, according to her father.

Body of Arkansas 4-year-old foundupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 16:35:00

The search for a 4-year-old Arkansas boy who went missing during an outing ended Wednesday morning with the discovery of his body, authorities said.

Natalee Holloway declared legally deadupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 17:41:00

InSession's Jean Casarez reports Birmingham Probate Judge Alan King signed order declaring Natalee Holloway legally dead.

Son of missing Tennessee mom speaksupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 09:18:00

Jane Velez-Mitchell talks to the son of missing woman Karen Swift about the events surrounding her disappearance.

Madeleine McCann's mother says she felt violated by Murdoch paperupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 13:30:00

The mother of missing British girl Madeleine McCann felt "totally violated" when she saw her diary had been published in the News of the World newspaper, she told an inquiry into British press practices and ethics Wednesday.

Body found during search for missing 10-year-old in Texasupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 22:24:00

Police in Carrollton, Texas, searching for a missing 10-year-old girl found the body of a Hispanic female Sunday afternoon and have stopped the search for the child.

Natalee Holloway's parents in courtupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 09:00:00

Natalee Holloway's mother Beth goes to court to oppose an effort by Natalee's father to have her declared dead.

Holloway's dad seeks death declarationupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:39:00

The father of long-missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway has asked a court to declare her dead, a move the girl's mother says came as a surprise.

Louisiana teacher disappears; authorities suspect foul playupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 21:25:00

Investigators suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 51-year-old schoolteacher who was reported missing July 18 near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities said Tuesday.

Louisiana teacher missing for two monthsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 21:25:00

Two months after teacher Sylviane Lozada went missing, her friend Karen Wooley speaks exclusively to Jane Velez-Mitchell Robyn Gardner's Boyfriend Recounts Her Disappearanceupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 15:51:00

Richard Forester believes Robyn's email was hacked

4 missing children from Tennessee, Missouri foundupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:02:00

Four children, including two who were the subject of an Amber Alert out of Tennessee, were among seven found safe Tuesday along with their alleged abductor, police said. Madeleine McCann Turns 8, and Her Parents Keep Searchingupdated: Thu May 12 2011 12:52:00

Kate McCann talks about the search for her missing daughter in a new book released Thursday

Parents of Madeleine McCann document toddler's disappearanceupdated: Thu May 12 2011 10:52:00

Four years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a British toddler who went missing in Portugal, her parents have written a book detailing their account of that horrible night.

Police issue an Amber Alert for two Kentucky kidsupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 22:19:00

State police are searching Tuesday for two missing children after finding the bodies of two people in a home in south central Kentucky.

Family of missing American student hires private investigatorsupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 15:39:00

The family of an American college student who has been missing for more than a week in Madrid has hired private investigators from California to help search for him, the student's father told CNN on Monday.

Friends conduct search in Madrid for missing American studentupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 15:22:00

Friends of an American college student who has been missing for a week in Madrid searched for him Saturday near a discotheque where he was last seen.

Search on after mysterious disappearance of Michigan motherupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 21:27:00

The mysterious disappearance of a western Michigan woman, described by friends and police as affable and a doting mother, prompted local authorities on Thursday to solicit help from state police and others as they desperately searched for answers.

Stepmother of dismembered girl charged with bigamyupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 06:26:00

The stepmother of a disabled girl whose remains were found after she went missing in North Carolina has been indicted on a bigamy charge.

Father accused of dismembering childupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 06:26:00

The stepmother of Zahra Baker claims that her biological father, Adam Baker, dismembered the child's body.

Father of abducted Virginia girl calls her safe recovery 'a miracle'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 23:09:00

The father of a 12-year-old Virginia girl, who police say was abducted and taken on a week-long, cross-country trek by the man considered a prime suspect in her mother's death, on Monday thanked law enforcement, the media and the California woman who alerted police after spotting the girl.

Father: Daughter's recovery a 'miracle'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 23:09:00

The father of Brittany Smith, the 12-year-old Virginia girl missing since December 4, says her recovery is a miracle.

Police: Missing girl, alleged abductor panhandling before being foundupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 11:24:00

A missing Virginia girl and her alleged abductor were panhandling outside a San Francisco supermarket when someone nearby spotted them on Friday and alerted law enforcement, police said.

Despite hundreds of tips, Virginia girl remains missingupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:17:00

People from Florida to Ohio are being asked to help track down 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith and her alleged abductor, Jeffrey Scott Easley, who was her dead mother's boyfriend.

Cops closer to finding Brittany Smith?updated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:17:00

Cops have released a surveillance image from a Va. Wal-Mart they say is Jeffrey Easley and 12-year-old Brittany Smith.

Remains not Natalee Holloway's updated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:33:00

Authorities say a piece of jawbone found in Aruba does not belong to missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.

Jawbone doesn't close Holloway disappearance, Aruba saysupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:33:00

The piece of jawbone found on a beach in Aruba this month is human, but is not that of long-missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, Aruban prosecutors said Tuesday.

2007: Elizabeth Smart: A look backupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:47:00

Brian David Mitchell will stand trial for allegedly kidnapping Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002.

Every parent's nightmareupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 15:55:00

HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell brings you the stories of five parents whose children were abducted.

Police confirm prosthetic leg belongs to missing girlupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:37:00

Police on Monday confirmed that a prosthetic leg discovered last week in a brushy area off a North Carolina road belongs to a missing 10-year-old girl.

Chief cries as Amber Alert now homicideupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:12:00

On HLN, a tearful chief of police explains a N.C. Amber Alert for a missing 10-year-old is now a homicide investigation.

Police: Stranger abduction 'less likely' in N.C. missing girl caseupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 17:42:00

Authorities said Sunday that "a stranger abduction is less likely than once anticipated" in the case of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl.

Lawyer: Missing mom's husband has alibiupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:52:00

The husband of a Texas woman missing since March has a "watertight alibi," his lawyer tells HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Lawyer: Husband of missing Texas woman has 'watertight alibi'updated: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:52:00

The husband of a Texas woman missing since March has a "completely watertight alibi" on the day his estranged wife disappeared, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Searchers find missing 4-year-old boyupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 16:49:00

Police say a 4-year-old Arizona boy reported missing was found by horseback riders Monday after an 18-hour search.

Missing woman's mother: 'You're safe'updated: Tue Aug 03 2010 07:50:00

The mother of 19-year-old Brittney Kustes says finding her daughter was "truly a blessing."

Missing woman found alive in Kentucky; alleged captor at largeupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 07:50:00

A 19-year-old Kentucky woman missing for two weeks has been found, and police are searching for a registered sex offender believed to be involved in her disappearance, authorities said Monday.

Missing 2 year old presumed deadupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 04:48:00

Authorities in Arizona now believe that 2-year-old Syler Newton, who went missing July 24th, is dead.

Missing teen believed to be with registered sex offender, police sayupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 08:30:00

A 19-year-old Kentucky woman who has been missing for more than a week is believed to be with a registered sex offender who has a history of kidnapping and unlawful confinement, authorities said Tuesday.

Search for missing second-grader enters 5th dayupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 20:48:00

The search for a missing 7-year-old Oregon boy is now in its fifth day.

New hope for families of missing peopleupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 16:54:00

The Natalee Holloway Resource Center opens to provide families of missing persons help with managing their crisis. Portuguese Man Claims He Saw Madeleine McCann After Her Disappearanceupdated: Tue May 25 2010 15:28:00

Investigators are set to meet with Carlos Moreira who says he saw a blonde girl asleep in a van days after the British child went missing

Commentary: Amber Alerts are lifesaversupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:36:00

The murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu in Tracy, California, has brought America's Amber Alert program under the microscope. Sandra vanished in broad daylight on March 27.

Police: Missing lotto winner may have been killedupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:39:00

Ten months after a multimillion-dollar Florida lottery winner was last seen -- and two months after his family reported him missing -- police Wednesday said they feared for the worst.

Police identify remains, look for link to 'Green River Killer'updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 14:57:00

The remains of an Oregon teenager missing for more than 25 years were recently identified by authorities, and police are looking into whether she might have been a victim of Gary Ridgway, known as the "Green River Killer."

The untold tale of family abductions: 3 girls missing, an international huntupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 13:46:00

Christine Belford agreed to let her ex-husband take their three daughters to Disney World for a two-week vacation. In August 2007, the Delaware mother kissed her little blond girls goodbye.

Missing teen's parents help other families copeupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 20:35:00

When their 19-year-old son, Jason, disappeared eight years ago, any concept of a normal life ceased for the Jolkowski family. Yale Student Disappears Days Before Weddingupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 09:27:00

The FBI joins the search for graduate student Annie Marie Le who was last seen Tuesday

Cold Case: Etan Patzupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 13:22:00

Producer Rupa Mikkilineni talks to Nicole Lapin about the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, the first missing child featured on a milk carton.

Boy on milk carton still missing after 30 yearsupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 13:22:00

His was one of the first photos of a missing child to appear on a milk carton. Almost 30 years later, Etan Patz is still missing.

Frantic 911 call launched yearlong Caylee dramaupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 11:37:00

One year ago, a sheriff's dispatcher in Orange County, near Orlando, Florida, received a strange 911 call. A small child was missing -- and had been for a month.

McCann's waiting for Madeleineupdated: Fri May 01 2009 21:32:00

Watch Oprah's interview with the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Monday May 4. Madeleine McCann's Parents Head to U.S. for Oprah Specialupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 15:40:00

Just a day after the two-year anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance, her parents will appear on the talk show

'We want our Haleigh home'updated: Fri Feb 20 2009 14:07:00

The family of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings asks for her safe return.

Haleigh gone, sitter not home?updated: Wed Feb 18 2009 11:58:00

Police received a tip that babysitter Misty Croslin may not have been home when 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings went missing.

Police probe teen's account in case of missing Florida girlupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 11:58:00

Police searching for a missing 5-year-old girl are investigating whether the woman who reported her gone was at home at the time the girl vanished, an officer working on the case said Wednesday.

Police follow new leads in search for missing Florida girlupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 10:48:00

Investigators are pursuing several new leads in the case of a missing 5-year-old girl in Florida, they said Tuesday.

Father of missing girl vows no revenge if child returnedupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 19:25:00

The father of a missing 5-year-old Florida girl made a renewed plea Thursday for the return of his daughter.

Cold Case: Natalee Hollowayupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 12:37:00

Nancy Grace reports on a possible new witness in the Natalee Holloway disappearance.

Jennifer Hudson's sister begs for missing son's returnupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 07:24:00

The sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson made an emotional appeal Saturday for the safe return of her 7-year-old son, who disappeared after a double shooting Friday on Chicago's South Side.

Anthony defense taken to taskupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 22:18:00

Prime News host Mike Galanos spars with a Casey Anthony defense spokesman over the media's handling of the case.

Caylee Anthony's mother pleads not guiltyupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 22:18:00

The mother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony has pleaded not guilty to killing the 3-year-old, who has been missing since June.

Casey Anthony arrested again in theft caseupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 08:21:00

The mother of a missing toddler on Monday was arrested in connection with an alleged theft from one of her friends, Florida authorities said.

Maddie taken by pedophile?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 08:46:00

Newly released evidence shows Madeleine McCann may have been taken for a pedophile ring. ITN's Juliet Bremner reports.

New twist in missing girl caseupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 17:45:00

Nancy Grace reports on a new development in the case of a missing 2-year-old Florida girl.

Father of missing girl speaksupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 22:14:00

Nancy Grace speaks to father of a missing 12-year-old Vermont girl. Police call her uncle a "person of interest."

McCanns cling to hopeupdated: Sat May 03 2008 10:24:00

The parents of Madeleine McCann still hope to find her alive. CNN's Emily Chang interviews them.

Police: Hunt for Madeleine goes onupdated: Sat May 03 2008 10:24:00

Portuguese police are still investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance a year after the British toddler vanished without trace from a beach resort villa, a senior detective said on Saturday.

Madeleine McCann an 'icon' one year onupdated: Sat May 03 2008 04:51:00

Madeleine McCann has become an icon for missing children, her parents said Friday on the eve of the anniversary of the British toddler's disappearance from a Portuguese holiday resort.

McCanns push for Amber Alertupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 18:31:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the McCanns' call for a U.S.-style alert system for missing children across Europe.

Possible Madeleine sightingupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 08:30:00

A Dutch tourist may have seen missing British girl Madeleine McCann at a restaurant in France.

Papers sorry for accusationsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 08:30:00

Newspapers apologize for reporting that the McCanns were behind their daughter Madeleine's disappearance.

Madeleine McCann possibly spotted in France, family says updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 18:04:00

A Dutch tourist says she recently spotted missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann at a French restaurant near Montpellier, McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said Wednesday.

Scruffy man clue in Madeleine disappearanceupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 13:54:00

The family of missing British child Madeleine McCann released two sketches Sunday of a man who may be linked to her disappearance last May from a holiday resort in Portugal.

Suspect sketch in McCann caseupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 13:54:00

The McCann family produces a sketch of a possible suspect in Madeline's disappearance. ITN's Harry Smith reports.

Reports: Madeleine's parents prime suspectsupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 13:11:00

The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have been named as prime suspects in the disappearance of their daughter, according to media reports.

McCann mediaupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 13:11:00

International Correspondents looks at the media coverage of the Madeleine McCann?s disappearance.

Missing girl updateupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 01:27:00

Portuguese investigators head to Britain as a witness speaks out about Madeleine McCann. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Madeleine McCann's father returns to workupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 09:34:00

The father of Madeleine McCann has returned to his job as a cardiologist in central England, nearly six months after he stopped work to conduct a massive and public search for his missing daughter. Reports: New Photo Not Madeleine McCannupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 15:12:00

UPDATE: British and Spanish reporters claim to have found the girl that some believed might have been Madeleine McCann. London's Evening Standard says the girl is actually a 5-year-old from the village of Zinat in Morocco, the BBC reports. More to come...

Missing girl's family plans ad blitzupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 17:36:00

The family of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished in Portugal more than four months ago, will launch a massive advertising campaign aimed at keeping the search for her a public priority.

Missing girl saga continuesupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 19:26:00

Emily Chang reports from Rothley, England, on the media encampment outside Madeleine McCann's home. UPDATE: Mom Is a Suspect in Madeleine McCann's Disappearanceupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 20:12:00

The mother of missing child Madeleine McCann has been named a suspect in her daughter's disappearance and could be arrested, a family spokeswoman said Friday. Madeleine McCann's Parents Create Missing Kids Site on YouTubeupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 06:02:00

The parents of missing child Madeleine McCann have launched a new channel on YouTube to allow people to post videos, images and information about their missing children.

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