More search crews deployed to look for plane off East Coast

Officials say five people were on board the Piper PA-31 aircraft, which departed from the Robert F. Swinnie airport in Georgetown County on Thursday morning and then disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. The flight was bound for the Bahamas.

The names of the passengers or pilot haven’t been released.

The Coast Guard has two cutters and aircraft from the Elizabeth City, North Carolina, air station searching. A Navy P-3 Orion plane is also helping.

Source: More search crews deployed to look for plane off East Coast

Jayme Closs disappearance: Missing Wisconsin teen was home when her parents were shot and killed – CNN

Jayme Closs was likely at her family’s Wisconsin home when her parents were shot dead, and she vanished moments later, investigators believe. The 13-year-old’s whereabouts and safety are still in question as a search for her enters a fourth day.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday for Jayme and several law enforcement agencies have joined the desperate search.

Source: Jayme Closs disappearance: Missing Wisconsin teen was home when her parents were shot and killed – CNN

Search for missing after 15 killed in Europe floods – BBC News

The death toll is highest in Majorca but flash floods also struck France and Italy.

The search continues for missing people following flash flooding in parts of Spain, Italy and France.

Twelve died – including a British couple – when torrential rain lashed eastern Majorca in Spain. A five-year-old local boy is still missing.

A German couple is feared to be among the 12. Not all have been identified.

A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two people in Sainte-Maxime while a woman was found dead after a storm in Sardinia, Italy.

Source: Search for missing after 15 killed in Europe floods – BBC News

Maine Teacher Disappears from Her Home | PEOPLE.com

Kristin Westra, an elementary teacher at Chebeague Island School in Maine, was reported missing on Monday morning by her husband

A Maine teacher and mom of two vanished from her home late Sunday or early Monday and her husband says he awoke to discover her gone and her phone, car and keys left behind at their home in a rural area of North Yarmouth, PEOPLE confirms.

Asked if authorities suspect foul play in the mysterious disappearance of 47-year-old Kristin Westra, an elementary teacher at Chebeague Island School, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Stewart tells PEOPLE, “We’re not leaning in that direction. Usually we would have found her by now.”

Source: Maine Teacher Disappears from Her Home | PEOPLE.com

Body of missing woman hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park found | Fox News

The body of a woman who went missing while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been found, park officials said Tuesday.

More than 100 people, in addition to around 30 state and local agencies, searched for Clements. Helicopters, canine teams and specialized drones were utilized to find the Cleves, Ohio woman, the NPS said on Saturday. She reportedly went missing on “unforgiving terrain.”

Further information on Clements’ death was not immediately available.

Source: Body of missing woman hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park found | Fox News

Irwin Police Looking For Mother, 2 Young Children « CBS Pittsburgh

Police in Westmoreland County are looking for a woman who they say may be suicidal and is with her two children.

According to Irwin Police Officer Bill Sombo, the children’s father first called officers to the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Irwin around 6 p.m.

Officer Sombo said 22-year-old Champale Humphrey-Biglow removed her 2-year-old and 4-month-old daughters from a home there between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday.

Source: Irwin Police Looking For Mother, 2 Young Children « CBS Pittsburgh

In California to camp, Canadian mom, daughter have vanished, police say | Fox News

Police are searching for a young Canadian mother and her daughter, who vanished this week after arriving in California for a camping trip.

San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rosemerry Blankswade said that Rodrigue and her daughter may have been spotted on Tuesday at Six Rivers National Forest campground, roughly 340 miles north of San Francisco.

Source: In California to camp, Canadian mom, daughter have vanished, police say | Fox News

Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News

The reward for the safe return of a missing Iowa college student has ballooned to $260,000.

Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she’s alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Spokesman Greg Willey says the family hopes the reward money will lead to her return.

Tibbetts went missing on July 18 from her small hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

Investigators are being tight-lipped about the case, saying holding back basic details may help solve it. That includes saying whether they believe Tibbetts returned home from a jog the evening she went missing.

Willey says Crime Stoppers will protect the anonymity of tipsters who call in or submit tips online . He says the organization has shared more than 200 anonymous tips with law enforcement since Monday.

Source: Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News