Stories tagged: kidnapping
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Suspect in Wisconsin murders and kidnapping taped Jayme Closs’ hands and ankles, dragged her to car, documents say
The young man accused of fatally shooting Jayme Closs’ parents in the family’s western Wisconsin home and abducting their 13-year-old daughter first saw the teen as she boarded her school …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Since Loc Nguyen, 24, went missing on Dec. 3, detectives have traced her steps and found no evidence of anyone with her the night of her disappearance.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Kidnapping and murder. As far as criminal charges are concerned, the allegations against Colby D. Vodder in the disappearance of Bret Snow are as serious as they come.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was “a big shock,” and she hopes there is a way the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Authorities believed that Cleopus Viens, alias Lewis Parkes, was hiding out with abducted Catherine Pluym, 11, in the hills west of Lake Coeur d’Alene and near Mica Peak. The sheriff …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
A “veil of mysticism” surrounded the disappearance of Catherine Pluym, 11, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The mystery began two days earlier when little Catherine disappeared while walking to Sunday …
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
A woman successfully fought off a man who accosted her and held her a gunpoint near the TJ Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning, according to police.
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Three men who lived at an apartment complex that made national news in 2003 for harboring sex offenders and wards of the state are now charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Spokane police are investigating a reported kidnapping attempt in which two women tried to lure children into their car in the Nevada Heights neighborhood.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
The Idaho State Police said Monday that troopers investigating a reported kidnapping pursued a Spokane Valley suspect along Interstate 90 and eventually used spike strips to flatten the tires of …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Egypt’s former top auditor on Saturday suffered serious injuries to his face and leg during an apparent kidnapping attempt that turned into a brawl outside his suburban Cairo home.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Three people have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery and kidnapping in Post Falls earlier this month.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
A former corrections officer pleaded guilty to kidnapping a grandmother from her home, killing the woman and leaving her body on the side of a rural road.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
A Spokane man has been charged with robbery, burglary, first degree kidnapping and assault in the second degree after reportedly holding a home’s residents at gunpoint and briefly abducting one …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape in court Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
A man suspected of tying up his ex-girlfriend and shooting her in the leg was arrested Thursday in the Spokane Valley, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Wearing yellow jail suits, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, members of Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County. They are accused of gang raping of …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Post Falls police are searching for a man they believed tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
An Orofino man accused of binding two women with rope and robbing them at gunpoint of jewelry and prescription medications has been charged with three felony counts.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
O.J. Simpson says “nothing has changed” in his life during the nine years he spent behind bars.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
The body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith has been found, according to reports from KHQ.