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  • BRPD assisting New Orleans police in search for missing woman

    June 30, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is assisting police in New Orleans in the search for a missing woman. Chanda Smith, 38, went missing around 1 p.m. from the Sheraton Hotel in the 500 block of Canal Street on Sunday, June 26. Smith is a white female, 5'2... more »
  • Police suspect body of woman found in Grosse Tete is missing teacher Play Video

    June 14, 2016 1:03 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Police say the badly decomposed body of a woman found near Grosse Tete could be that of Lyntell Washington , a pregnant teacher who went missing last week. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said a farmer was contacted by one of his workers around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Missing woman's best friend sheds light on relationship Play Video

    June 10, 2016 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The best friend of missing woman and mother Lyntell Washington says she is passionate, knowledgeable and trusting. For more than 20 years, Melissa Mason has called Washington her friend and sister, spending holidays and important events together like the birth of their children. Thursday morning,... more »
  • TIMELINE: Police search for body of missing mother; man arrested Friday Play Video

    June 9, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested Robert Marks, 39, in connection with a mother's disappearance Thursday. Marks, police said Friday morning, was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a child and child desertion. Detectives said Marks and the missing woman, Lyntell Washington, were in a romantic relationship and she was... more »
  • Body of drowned man found; 2nd in three days on Grand Isle

    June 7, 2016 11:48 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a missing swimmer was found Wednesday morning, hours after he went under the water and did not resurface. The body of Diogenes Zuniga was found about 100 feet off the beach, WWL TV reported . Both the local police chief and parish coroner... more »
  • FBI releases new version of app to help ID missing children

    May 24, 2016 1:11 PM

    The FBI announced recently the reboot of an app that provides parents with a way to store their children’s pictures and information in case their children go missing. The app, called Child ID App, allows users to store images and physical descriptions that could help responders in the event of... more »
  • Residents mark 15 years since Clinton toddler's disappearance

    May 15, 2016 11:09 PM

    CLINTON – Family members of a missing toddler who vanished from a Clinton home marked a somber anniversary Sunday. Wesley Dale Morgan disappeared without a trace from his Clinton home 15 years ago Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was last seen May 15, 2001 at his home off of... more »
  • Missing boaters found in Galveston Bay

    April 27, 2016 10:29 PM

    HOUSTON - A Coast Guard crew located and rescued two missing boaters on platforms in Galveston Bay, Wednesday. Michael Watkins and Raymond Jacik disappeared Monday, after leaving for a fishing trip Monday morning. The wife of one of the men, called for help when they didn't come home. The Coast... more »
  • LSP find missing kid from Mamou, mother in custody

    April 26, 2016 11:43 PM

    MAMOU - Louisiana State Police have located a twelve-year-old boy safely after he went missing Tuesday afternoon. Investigators issued an alert Tuesday night that Jalon Bradley, 12, was taken from Mamou High School Tuesday afternoon after he was taken by his mother, 34-year-old Elaine Freemean. Both Bradley and... more »
  • Coast Guard finds body of missing man near Grand Isle

    April 25, 2016 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard completed their search for a missing fisherman near Grand Isle Tuesday night. The man missing was 25-year-old Larkeis Durell Bradford. A good Samaritan located Bradford's body on the beach near Grand Isle on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. According to the Coast Guard, he... more »
  • Boat and iPhone of teens lost at sea discovered months later

    April 23, 2016 9:09 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - The parents of one of two teenagers lost at sea last summer say their boat and an iPhone has been found. The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday that the parents of Perry Cohen said the 19-foot long boat was spotted 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda.... more »
  • Brusly High honors teacher who disappeared without a trace Play Video

    April 12, 2016 12:30 AM

    BRUSLY - It has been nearly 5 years since Sylviane Lozada went missing. She was a foreign language teacher at Brusly High School. Her family there continues to raise money for a scholarship in her honor. Monday was the 5th annual Foreign Language Scholarship Softball Game at Brusly High. All... more »
  • 60-year-old man with dementia from North Acadian West found

    April 11, 2016 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has finally found a 60-year-old man missing from the 1500 block of N. Acadian West Wednesday morning. Fouse was located and safely returned home Tuesday night after being recognized by a good Samartian, according to BRPD. BRPD first reported that 60-year-old... more »
  • Search continues for missing Northwestern State student at Grand Canyon

    April 7, 2016 12:09 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park continue to search for a missing Northwestern State University student. They say 22-year-old Diana Zacarias, of Natchitoches, was reported missing Sunday by a family member. She is a Northwestern State University industrial engineering technology major and on the school's... more »
  • One of two young anglers rescued from Gulf died at the hospital

    April 6, 2016 12:17 PM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. - Two 19-year-olds were found clinging to a partially capsized boat near an oil rig 11.5 miles off the Louisiana coast Wednesday morning. According to a KATC-TV report, Derek Romero, pictured in teal, died at a hospital in Cameron Parish after being rescued. The name... more »
  • APSO: Missing runaway teen found unharmed

    February 7, 2016 3:09 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say a runaway teen that was missing over the weekend was found unharmed Monday morning. 15-year-old Alexis Parker was located by a family member, according to deputies. She has been referred to the Families In Need of Service department. Alexis had... more »
  • UPDATE - Missing Ascension senior found safe near LSU

    January 18, 2016 10:18 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities said an elderly Ascension Parish woman reported missing Sunday was found near LSU Monday afternoon. APSO deputies said 79-year-old Audrey Preston was reported missing Sunday, Jan. 17. Family members said she has a medical condition which could impair her judgement. The sheriff's office said around... more »
  • Several Americans missing in Iraq

    January 17, 2016 11:42 PM

    BAGHDAD - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is confirming that "several" Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the... more »
  • Commanding general expresses support for Marines' families

    January 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    HONOLULU - The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing says he understands first-hand the "emotional roller coaster" families of 12 Marines missing off Hawaii are feeling. Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn told reporters Sunday that his wife went through similar emotions when he was shot down 25 years ago... more »
  • Search resumes in Oklahoma for missing country singer

    January 2, 2016 1:11 PM

    OKLAHOMA - The search for a missing country music singer from Arkansas has resumed at a north Oklahoma lake. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the search for 29-year-old Craig Strickland resumed early Saturday on the north end of Kaw Lake, south of the Oklahoma-Kansas state line. The patrol has been... more »
  • Country singer missing after duck hunting in Oklahoma storm

    December 29, 2015 1:24 PM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. - A search has resumed in northern Oklahoma for a country singer from Arkansas who went missing along with a friend while duck hunting in severe weather. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said Tuesday that authorities had returned to Kay County in northern Oklahoma where 29-year-old Craig... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Hundreds of leads in search for 'affluenza' teen

    December 21, 2015 1:06 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday that the tips about 18-year-old Ethan Couch's disappearance... more »
  • Man with Alzheimer's missing from Baton Rouge

    December 9, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies issued a missing persons alert for a man with Alzheimer’s. Deputies said Thomas Madison, 50, walked away from home and never returned. Family members, though, could not pinpoint an exact time when Madison left. The missing persons report was filed around 6:30 Wednesday. ... more »
  • Puppies stolen from Acadia Parish home

    December 9, 2015 5:34 PM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help finding ten puppies stolen from a Church Point home this week. The sheriff's office said they were told about the theft on Dec. 7 at the 1000 block of West Plaquemine. The owner of the ten American Bully Pit... more »
  • Search resumes for Jay Cutler's brother-in-law

    December 8, 2015 2:08 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A team of 30 officers with dogs has resumed searching the vast desert area where the car of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law was found abandoned 12 days ago. Grand County Sheriff Steven White said Tuesday authorities still don't know where Michael Cavallari was headed... more »
  • Brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler missing in Utah

    December 7, 2015 2:03 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah authorities say the brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler has been missing for more than a week after his abandoned car was found running on a remote dirt road with the air bag deployed. Grand County Sheriff Steven White said... more »
  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • Searchers actively following tips for missing inmate

    November 6, 2015 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities said they're actively following up on tips in the search for a work release inmate who left his job site earlier this week in Livingston Parish. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they and members of the Walker Police Department searched an... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing work-release inmate

    November 5, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're searching for a work release inmate out of Livingston Parish who left his job earlier this week. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Kevin Whetstone, 30, was working offshore on a tugboat and called a relative to pick him up after... more »
  • Debris likely from missing plane is washing up on Miss. coast

    October 27, 2015 11:19 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Authorities say they're still searching for three men who were aboard a single-engine plane that was reported missing in south Mississippi. Coast Guard Capt. Brandon Lechthaler says searchers are working under the assumption that the three are alive. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in... more »
  • Coast Guard ending search for cargo ship's crew

    October 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard has told family members it is ending its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin. The father of a missing crew member said the Coast Guard will end its search for survivors... more »
  • Grandmother, grandchild found unharmed after Amber alert issued

    September 19, 2015 2:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Louisiana State Police issued an AMBER Alert Saturday afternoon, reporting they are looking for the estranged husband of a grandmother who may have kidnapped the woman and her two-year-old grandchild, Denim Bureau. Bureau was believed to be in imminent danger. Grandmother and child were found... more »
  • Detectives looking for escaped inmate

    September 17, 2015 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are looking for an inmate who left his work release job yesterday evening. Deputies said 24-year-old Damarkius Spears, a Department of Corrections inmate, was last seen by an 84 Lumber employee yesterday evening at his work release job... more »
  • Gonzales PD looking for missing man

    September 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES, La. - The Gonzales Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in searching for a missing man. Terrance Duplish, 47, was last heard from at 11:30 pm on Friday, after he had received dialysis treatment. Duplush's 2004 Toyota Camry was recovered Saturday night around 9:00 pm.... more »
  • 11-year-old missing after cab ride

    September 9, 2015 8:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are searching for a missing 11-year-old who vanished after hailing a cab from the suburbs to the Superdome Wednesday morning. John Elrod was last seen around 6:30 a.m. The cab driver said Elrod summoned services from his home in Gretna to the Dome - a... more »
  • Coast Guard says search for missing boaters isn't done

    July 29, 2015 12:54 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - A Coast Guard spokesman says the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, the spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said Wednesday: "There is no plan to suspend the search today." ... more »
  • Search underway for missing swimmer in Mississippi River

    July 29, 2015 8:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday night. Port of New Orleans official Matt Gresham says authorities from multiple agencies, including New Orleans police and fire, the Coast Guard and Emergency Medical Services were searching by... more »
  • Coast Guard still optimistic about missing teen fishermen

    July 28, 2015 11:59 AM

    The Coast Guard says it's still optimistic two teenage fishermen missing at sea can be found alive. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says Tuesday that three Coast Guard cutters, a Navy ship and an airplane are still searching from the waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Georgia,... more »
  • Body found in car believed to be missing woman

    July 23, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office said they believe they've identified a woman whose body was found decomposed Wednesday in a car parked at the Baker Walmart. Coroner Beau Clark said their "presumptive conclusion" is the woman is Joy Gulotta, who was recently reported missing to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Body of missing Bogue Chitto tuber recovered

    June 26, 2015 3:01 PM

    BOGALUSA - The body of 32-year-old Edmund Emerson Adams, who disappeared Wednesday while tubing on the Bogue Chitto River, has been found. Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley says the body was recovered Friday in the river near Enon, Louisiana, around 6 a.m. Authoriities say it was about 50 yards... more »
  • Central teen returned home safely

    June 14, 2015 12:29 PM

    The Central teen that went missing on June 1 has returned to her home safely. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported that Hannah Primeaux left her home on the 1st, and did not contact any family members after June 9. She was listed as a runaway, and... more »
  • Missing for 12 days, teen still hasn't been spotted

    June 12, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Days after issuing its first request for help in finding a missing teen, deputies sent a second request out Friday. Hannah Primeaux, 15, has not been seen since June 1st. Deputies first released details of her disappearance on June 9th after her family went eight days... more »
  • California high school student missing after SAT exam

    June 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    ARCADIA, Calif. - Police are looking for a 16-year-old California high school student who went missing after she was dropped off to take her SAT exam. Arcadia police say Mira Hu's parents couldn't find her when they went to pick her up at Arcadia High School, where she was dropped... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewmember

    May 31, 2015 12:21 PM

    CONVENT - The search for a missing crewmember aboard a sunken Coast Guard towing vessel has been called off. Sunday morning around 8 a.m. UTV Miss Natalie sank on the lower Mississippi, carrying five people. Four of the five were able to escape to safety. The search spanded... more »
  • Body of missing 16-year-old swimmer found in Grand Isle

    May 26, 2015 5:10 AM

    GRAND ISLE- The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered in Grand Isle after he went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois says the body was recovered about 2:30 p.m., about 15 minutes after he was reported missing to the... more »
  • Agencies search for missing Petal teen swept off Ship Island

    May 25, 2015 5:53 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A 15-year-old Mississippi teenager remains missing Monday after he disappeared during a trip to Ship Island. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega says the boys were looking for crabs. Omar Gonzalez of Petal and a 17-year-old friend were swept off the west end of the barrier island in... more »
  • Body of missing 16-year-old found in Grand Isle

    May 25, 2015 4:35 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered in Grand Isle after he went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois says the body was recovered about 2:30 p.m., about 15 minutes after he was reported missing to... more »
  • 12 missing in Texas flash flooding

    May 25, 2015 1:32 PM

    SAN MARCOS, Texas - Authorities say a dozen people are missing after flash flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas that damaged hundreds of homes. Kristi Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the city of San Marcos, said Monday that 12 people are now missing after the flooding Sunday, when three... more »
  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    May 15, 2015 6:06 AM

    KATHMANDU- Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal says army rescuers have found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the U.S. Marine helicopter was found. Poudyal gave no other details on Friday. The aircraft had gone missing Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake... more »
  • Missing children, mother found dead in murder-suicide

    May 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said they found two missing New Orleans children and their mother dead in a car Thursday in the Crescent City, shortly after a statewide alert went out declaring the children missing. Investigators told WWL-TV they believe Michelle McCullum, mother of Cylie and Caden, killed her... more »
  • Sheriff: Body found after Sunshine teen drowns

    May 10, 2015 7:28 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities say they've found the 17-year-old that went missing after going for a swim in a pond Sunday. Deputies say Malcolm Calloway went missing around 4 p.m. after he never resurfaced from the water. According to officials, Calloway went swimming with a friend at the Parks of... more »
  • Neighbors react to mother's killing Play Video

    May 5, 2015 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Neighbors are startled a woman was shot and her body left in her car for days before being found. Taylor Latham, 24, was shot in a car in her driveway on Louisiana Avenue near downtown Saturday. Her body was found Monday. Police said her daughter was missing... more »
  • Boat found in Bayou Manchac, boater still missing

    April 30, 2015 9:49 AM

    PRARIEVILLE- The search continues this morning for a missing boater in Ascension Parish. There's some new progress in the search. Crews have found the boat that went missing in Monday's storm, but so far, there's still no sign of Allen Fitzgerald. Crews are searching Bayou Manchac, close to where... more »
  • Search for missing boater resumes Wednesday morning Play Video

    April 28, 2015 11:30 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Not long after authorities said they were shifting search efforts for a missing boater in Bayou Manchac to a recovery effort instead, they announced the endeavor was ending for the night. Around 8 p.m., the search parties left and hopes were falling about the fate of Allen... more »
  • Deputies say vehicle possibly connected to woman's disappearance Play Video

    April 20, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators released a photo Monday of a vehicle they believe might be connected to the disappearance of an East Baton Rouge woman whose luxury car was found abandoned and burned to a crisp. Deputies said the SUV in the picture was spotted near Tahereh Ghassemi's... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing woman

    April 15, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a local woman. 54-year-old Tahereh Ghassemi hasn't been heard from since Saturday night. Investigators found her car burned in the 9600 block of Chalma in Baton Rouge, they say it was intentionally set on fire. ... more »
  • Missing woman's vehicle found burned

    April 14, 2015 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a missing woman's vehicle was found burned to a crisp in East Baton Rouge Parish this weekend. EBRSO detectives said 54-year-old Tahereh Ghassemi, who is from the Middle East, has been missing since 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, when she was last heard... more »
  • Missing man found dead on his birthday

    April 8, 2015 12:31 PM

    BAKER - Police said a body found in a Baker creek Wednesday morning was identified as a man reported missing earlier this week. Chief Mike Knaps said the they notified the family of Quentin Jones that he had been found dead off Morvant Road. Knaps said Jones, who... more »
  • Baker Police concerned about missing adult

    April 6, 2015 10:19 PM

    BAKER - Police said they are searching for a missing adult who cannot communicate well. Chief Mike Knapps said there is concern for the well-being of Quentin Jones. Jones has not been seen since Friday, his family told the police department. A missing persons report was filed Sunday and... more »
  • Sailor found, rescued after 66 days missing at sea Play Video

    April 3, 2015 12:34 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - He was reported missing at sea two months ago. But Louis Jordan, who was rescued yesterday from the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, was in surprisingly good condition when he left a hospital hours later -- with no signs of sunburn, dehydration... more »
  • Boat accident, Mother of three missing

    March 29, 2015 12:45 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Folsom woman after a boat capsized on it in the Pearl River Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department, Jonie R. Morgan, 31, was on the boat... more »
  • Babysitter arrested, charged with kidnapping baby

    March 29, 2015 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A missing 5-week-old baby boy has been found with deputies arresting his babysitter early Sunday morning. The St. Bernard Sheriff's Department charged 47-year-old, Sarah Harris with aggravated kidnapping after she disappeared with baby Tristan Cayden Douglas around noon on Friday. Police report the baby's mother said... more »
  • Baby and sitter gone missing

    March 28, 2015 6:57 PM

    VIOLET, La. - Authorities are looking for a 5-week-old boy and the 47-year-old woman who was babysitting him Friday. St. Bernard Parish sheriff's spokesman Steve Cannizaro says he is preparing a statement about the disappearance of Sarah Harris of Violet and little Tristan Cayden Douglas. Violet is about 12 miles... more »
  • Missing teen sought after wreck

    March 2, 2015 11:07 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities asked for the public's help finding a missing teen from Denham Springs who disappeared after police said he was involved in a crash. Investigators said 19-year-old Christopher Bowman has been missing since Saturday night and was last seen at the Walmart Neighborhood Grocery on LA... more »
  • Missing teen from Livingston Parish found in Indiana

    February 17, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her. Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »

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