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.

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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

Mollie Tibbetts: Search continues for missing University of Iowa student – CNN

nvestigators searching for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts have gotten hundreds of tips and are looking for her in ponds, fields and from the air, officials said Friday morning at a news conference.

“Unfortunately, we have not yet found Mollie, but it has not been due to a lack of effort or a lack of resources,” said Kevin Winker, director of investigative operations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
Tips on the missing student “have been coming in regularly,” and 30 to 40 investigators are on the case, Winker said.
The 2-week-old case is “very frustrating, but it hasn’t slowed our efforts,” Winker said, adding that investigators “come to work everyday with the attitude that we’re going to find Mollie.”
Asked whether they’re investigating Tibbitts’ disappearance as an abduction, Winker said they are treating it as a missing person case. He would not say whether investigators have any suspects or persons of interest.

Source: Mollie Tibbetts: Search continues for missing University of Iowa student – CNN

(NBC News) – Capsized Boat Found in Search for Boys Missing Off Florida Coast –

An overturned boat was found Sunday belonging to two teenage boys who went missing while fishing off the Florida coast two days earlier, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 19-foot white single-engine boat that Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, took out off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, Friday, was found about 67 nautical miles off the coast near Daytona Beach, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann. There was no sign of the boys on the boat, according to the Coast Guard.

A Coast Guard spokesman said one life vest was found in the hull of the boat, but the boys’ families did not know how many life vests were originally on board or if the boys would have been wearing them.

The Coast Guard has anchored the boat where it was located, and crews are searching the area off Daytona Beach, which is about 200 miles north of Jupiter, for the teens.

“This provides us an intelligent view of the currents in the area, which helps us dictate where we are going to put our personnel,” Lehmann said. “Our priority is finding these boys.”

Austin and Perry were last seen buying $110 worth of fuel at 1:30 p.m. and reported missing at about 5 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard and numerous other agencies have covered nearly 14,500-square nautical miles in their search for the boys, and the families of two teenage boys offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for anyone who helps to bring them home safely.

Image: Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen after they did not return from their fishing trip in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard

“We think clearly that people want the boys rescued without money,” but “there is a little extra incentive beyond the norm,” Perry’s stepfather Nick Korniloff told reporters. “We’ll do anything to get our children back.”

Hall-of-Fame NFL player Joe Namath, who is Korniloff’s neighbor and said he has known Perry for 10 years, also appealed to the public for help.

“We’ll keep on looking until we find them,” the Super Bowl-winning quarterback said. “We’re all praying. … The good Lord’s gotta help us out.”

Korniloff said the teens would have never been allowed to boat to the Bahamas alone. Austin’s mom, Carly Black told NBC affiliate WPTV she’s holding out hope that the boys are alive.

“I just want them home. I know he’s coming home. I just want him home now,” she said.

Perry’s mother, Pamela Cohen echoed that she is confident the boys will be found. “We wholeheartedly believe that they are out there and alive,” she said.

NFL legend and family friend Joe Namath also joined in the plea for help finding young boaters, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.

Source: Capsized Boat Found in Search for Boys Missing Off Florida Coast – NBC News