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Kayla Brantley & Emily Crain, Mail (UK) • Fri 2018 Jun 29, 2:37pm

Investigators say they've now confirmed skyjacker's identity by decoding long-lost 'confession' and spotting four familiar phrases sent in other letters he allegedly sent to newspapers after escaping…

William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection • Mon 2017 Jan 16, 1:59pm

…Newborn abducted from hospital found alive 18 years later…

Citing CNN
Ben Hooper, UPI • Sun 2016 May 1, 9:16pm

FREMONT, Wis., April 29 (UPI) -- A trio of friends fishing in a Wisconsin river… [hooked] a 60-year-old… six pack of Budweiser cans.… "They were empty unfortunately…"

Patty Santos, KOCO • Tue 2016 Apr 26, 1:24am

…Bud Moore said he never thought he’d ever see the saddle again when Michel Benedict handed him the old, worn-out leather piece at a Newalla gas station. …Benedict said his friend gave it to him after finding it tossed out on the curb next to the trash in a Norman road. She thought there might be to a story to the name on the saddle and used Facebook to try to find the owner.…

Fox News • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 9:24pm

A TV crew for the Animal Planet show "River Monsters" discovered a castaway on a deserted island off the coast of Australia.… "He had said his last prayer… He was prepared to die and meet his maker." …crew had not even planned on filming in the area… When the waters were too choppy to film at the original location, they decided to move to the other end of the island. They jokingly said to one another that they may discover a castaway like Tom Hanks in the 2000 movie "Cast Away." That's when they discovered a "guy with no clothes was running out of the cave, waving his arms out.…"

Hilary Hanson, Huffington Post • Thu 2016 Apr 14, 11:33am

An Arizona woman and her dog stranded in the state's White Mountains for nine days were rescued thanks to her resourcefulness. Ann Rodgers, 72, spelled out the word “HELP” on a canyon floor…

Tom Liddy, ABC News • Sat 2016 Apr 9, 6:35pm

Three men were rescued from a remote Pacific Island after they spelled "help" in the sand using palm fronds… mariners had been stranded on the uninhabited island for three days.…

Whatever happend to "SOS"? Fewer fronds needed!
Dapandico, Weasel Zippers • Sun 2016 Feb 21, 11:38pm

Iraqi authorities have recovered radioactive material that was stolen last November… near a gas station in the southern town of Zubair…

Just went for a walk, apparently? Cites Washington Examiner.
Cat, Excited
Kristen Shanahan, KFOR • Fri 2016 Jan 22, 5:53am

EDMOND, Okla. - A cat trapped for three weeks in a storage unit was found Thursday. …doing remarkably well. …

Video / AP • Sat 2015 Dec 26, 10:14am

A New Jersey man was reunited with his wedding ring this month after it fell off his finger and sank to the bottom of the ocean while he was fishing.… salvage diver Mark Thompson… found the ring, he said, resting on a rock - in 10 minutes.…

Amazing good fortune, and cleverness.
Wedding Rings, Interlocked
Amanda May Metzger, News On 6 • Tue 2015 Sep 15, 1:44pm

An Oklahoma man has been reunited with the wedding ring he dropped in a New York lake nearly 40 years ago.…

Jim Salter, Associated Press / MSN • Sat 2015 May 2, 8:28pm

Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital now wonder if the infants were taken away by hospital officials to be raised by other families. The suspicions arose from the story of Zella Jackson Price, who was 26 in 1965 when she gave birth at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. Hours later, she was told that her daughter had died, but she never saw a body or a death certificate. No one is sure who was responsible, but Price's daughter ended up in foster care, only to resurface almost 50 years later.…

Twisting Twister
Geoff Ziezulewicz, Chicago Tribune • Sat 2015 Apr 18, 8:19am

…"Part of tornado debris," a woman named Alyssa Murray wrote above the photo. "Please pass along and let me know if you know who these people are!"

"That's my dad and Geri," Frazier wrote after it was posted to the "Found Items from the Fairdale Illinois Tornado" page. "Unbelievable."…

Blazing Cat Fur • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 11:31am

"A hoard of silver coins worth £34million that was sunk by the Nazis on board a steamship has been salvaged by a British-led team at a record depth of 5,150m (17,000ft). The SS City of Cairo was travelling from Bombay to England in 1942 when it was torpedoed by a U-boat…

Fox News • Fri 2015 Apr 3, 7:28am

… he told his family he was "going into the open water to sail and do some fishing," said his mother… more than two months alone in a sailboat at sea, living on fish and rainwater…

Richard Clark, NewsOn6 • Thu 2015 Feb 19, 8:09pm

Watts thought it was odd that a man who appeared to be in his 70s and not wearing a coat would be walking on such a cold day in that area. … "Something inside me couldn't rest until I knew he was safe," she said. … She found the man still walking along Highway 169, almost two hours after she'd first spotted him. She and her mom got him into their car and then started looking for help. …

Kate Pickles, Mail (UK) • Wed 2015 Feb 18, 5:03pm

At first they thought they had spotted a toy coin from a game… almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations, circulated by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171. …

Fox • Wed 2014 May 21, 5:53pm

A 25-year-old woman who vanished as a teenager from her California home has contacted police after 10 years, claiming she was held captive and sexually assaulted for nearly a decade. …charged her alleged captor, 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, of Bell Gardens, with kidnap for rape, lewd act with a minor and false imprisonment. …Garcia was dating the woman's mother at the time of the kidnapping….

AP/MyFox Orlando • Tue 2012 Oct 30, 6:14pm

ship sent a distress call on Sunday as it was sailing from the coastal town of Neran to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk

CBS Seattle/AP • Thu 2012 Sep 27, 7:08pm

A human finger found inside a fish at Idaho’s Priest Lake has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident more than two months earlier.

AP / Atlantic Broadband • Mon 2012 Jul 16, 12:49pm

1967 Austin-Healey… stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970… recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay…

News 9 (OK) • Thu 2012 Mar 29, 10:06am

Little Rock... Tuscon [the hawk] was "free-flying" over the audience when the sound startled him, and he took off.

Zoo officials had hoped Tucson would get hungry and come home. Five weeks later, he is home -- but not before stopping by the Wild Heart Ranch and a short side trip to Bartlesville....

The Local (Sweden) • Sat 2011 Dec 31, 7:49am

A Swedish woman's recent toiling in her garden turned up a rather unexpected harvest when she pulled a carrot out of the ground 'wearing' the wedding ring she had lost back in 1995. ... “Our daughter Anna was at home at the time and she heard an almighty scream from the garden...."

Washington Post • Thu 2011 Dec 29, 6:34pm

A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her alive. The 15-year-old showed up in Aceh province’s hard-hit town of Meulaboh earlier this week, saying that not long after the wave hit she was “adopted” by a woman who called her Wati and forced her to beg, sometimes beating her and keeping her in the streets until 1 a.m. When the teen stopped bringing in money, she was told, “Go ahead, leave ... go find your parents then, they’re in Meulaboh.” • Sat 2011 Jun 25, 12:10pm

A 62-year-old Holiday woman missing for four days was found Tuesday afternoon neck deep in mud and tangled in mangroves along the shore of a lake. ... a pedestrian... heard faint cries for help. • Sun 2011 Jun 12, 10:14am

Volunteers found Iditarod veteran Melanie Gould alive Saturday in the Cantwell area, more than 11 days after the Talkeetna musher first disappeared.... The 34-year-old Gould's late-May disappearance sparked a broad search of the trails and woods east of Denali National Park, with volunteers pressing on after troopers ended the official hunt..... unclear where she's been.... Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the details of the lost week are Gould's own business. "She indicated that she saw search efforts but stayed away...." • Thu 2011 Mar 10, 11:07pm

It remains unclear why it took 10 years for authorities to discover that the children were missing. • Thu 2009 Jun 18, 6:37pm

The FBI said DNA tests conducted on John Robert Barnes, of Kalkaska, Mich., found he could not, in fact, be Steven Craig Damman, who disappeared on Oct. 31, 1955, after his mother left him in front of a Food Fair supermarket in East Meadow while she shopped.... In addition, a certified birth certificate obtained by Newsday on Thursday through Barnes's father shows John Barnes was born on Aug. 18, 1955, in Pensacola, Fla. That would make him less than 3 months old at the time of the disappearance.... • Thu 2009 Jun 18, 12:26pm

"I'm his dad," Richard Barnes told The Associated Press. When asked whether John Barnes had been kidnapped as a little boy, Richard Barnes said, "No, no," and called the accusation "a bunch of foolishness." • Wed 2009 Jun 17, 4:11pm

A Michigan man said Wednesday he is "99% convinced" that he's the Long Island toddler kidnapped in a long-unsolved 1955 crime. [Comparative photos]