Jacob Wetterling

The 53-year-old man who confessed to abducting and murdering 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling won’t face charges in his murder.

Danny Heinrich confessed to abducting, sexually assaulting and killing Jacob in exchange for a plea deal. He won’t face any charges in the boy’s death.

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A woman who abducted a baby boy from a Pennsylvania mall told police she lost her own baby son 7 weeks ago.

Cherie Amoore, 32, was arrested at her apartment complex about four hours after she kidnapped 7-week-old Ahsir Simmons from the King of Prussia Mall in Upper Merion Township on Thursday.

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Abigail Hanna in court

A 21-year-old Massachusetts woman who abducted and tortured a 2-year-old girl has been ordered held without bail.

Abigail Hanna was arraigned in Newburyport District Court on Monday. She could barely stand without assistance from a court officer.

Abigail Hanna is accused of breaking into a home and abducting a toddler she used to babysit.

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Police in Spokane, Washington are on the hunt for a man who brazenly snatched a 22-month-old baby boy in front of his young siblings. The screams of the boy’s 8-year-old sister alerted 2 teenagers who gave chase, Yahoo News reports. The man put the baby down and fled the scene on foot. Police don’t believe he is from the area.

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A missing 5-year-old Kennesaw boy was found safe at a home in DeKalb County early Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Kennesaw police say Joseph T. Davis abducted his son, Ethan Peterman, on Thursday after stabbing the child’s mother multiple times.

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Khalil Tatum

Relisha Rudd was absent from school for 30 days before school officials notified the D.C. Child and Family Service Agency on March 13. It was another six days before the agency began their investigation. Now Relisha is the subject of an intense manhunt by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies who believe Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, killed his wife and took the 8-year-old across state lines to Atlanta.

Tatum is charged with murdering his wife, Andrea Tatum, according to AJC.com. Police believe Tatum has ties to the Atlanta area.

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Onnika Fisher found safe

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing 6-year-old Florida girl who was found safe in South Georgia.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police stopped Charity Chatman, 39, as she drove through Perry, Georgia, just south of Macon. Chatman’s daughter, Onnika Fisher, was returned safely to Florida authorities, Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said.

An Amber Alert had been issued for Onnika in Florida on Friday night, about 3 hours after the girl was snatched by her mother during a supervised visit at the Jewish Family & Community Services Center in Lakewood, Fla.

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Three Ohio women who were snatched off the same Cleveland block about 10 years ago were found alive in the home of a Cleveland school bus driver on Monday.

The driver, Ariel Castro, 52, was taken into custody Monday along with his 2 brothers. Castro kept the women hidden in a basement for 10 years, according to police. At least one of the women gave birth to a daughter, now 6, while in captivity.

Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who rescued Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, said he was at McDonald’s when he heard a woman screaming hysterically inside a nearby house.

“This girl is kicking the door and screaming,” he told local NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.

Ramsey said the woman screamed, “Help me get out! I’m Amanda Berry… I’ve been missing for 10 years!” Ramsey said he believed the woman was involved in a domestic violence dispute.

Berry was snatched at age 16 in 2003, as she left her job at McDonald’s. DeJesus was 14 when she was taken while walking home from school in 2004. Knight was kidnapped in 2002.

Ramsey and another man broke down the door so Berry could escape. “We had to kick open the bottom,” Ramsey told WEWS-TV. “Lucky on that door it was aluminum. It was cheap. She climbed out with her daughter.”

“I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” Ramsey told the station. “Either she homeless or she’s got problems. That’s the only reason she’d run to a black man!”

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Nelson Mandela Myers

The good Samaritan with the fitting name will receive a $15,000 reward for finding Nailla Robinson, 5. Nelson Mandela Myers, 24, told reporters he thought about his own 5-year-old when he found Nailla freezing and huddled under park equipment in Upper Darby early Tuesday.

Nailla was abducted from Bryant Elementary school at 9 a.m. Monday by a woman wearing muslim garb who posed as her mother.

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Nailla Robinson missing

A 5-year-old girl abducted from a west Philadelphia elementary school Monday morning was targeted by her abductor, Philly.com reports.

Nailla Robinson was taken from Bryant Elementary school at 8:50 a.m. by a woman wearing a traditional muslim burqa, naqib (face covering) and black gloves.

“The child was actually targeted,” said Capt. John Darby of the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit, “this was not a random act.”

He added: “The woman knew which classroom to go to, and knew Nailla’s name. She left the school on foot with the girl in tow, and that no car was used.”

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Nailla Robinson missing

Update: Philadelphia police say 5-year-old Nailla Robinson was found safe in Upper Darby early Tuesday morning, hours after she was abducted from Bryant Elementary school by an apparent stranger posing as the child’s mother.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told Action News a man walking near 69th Street heard a child’s cries for help. He found the girl hiding under a jungle gym in a nearby park. She was wearing only a T-shirt in 30-degree temperatures.

Superintendent Michael Chitwood tells Action News, “The abducted little girl came running to him, screaming for help. All she had was a T-shirt on. And she said that she had run away from the people that had taken her.”

Nailla was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia, and to be reunited with her mother.

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