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Gunman in 4 Wisconsin deaths may have imitated abduction of Jayme Closs

Gunman in 4 Wisconsin deaths may have imitated abduction of Jayme ClossRitchie German Jr., 33, killed his mother, brother and nephew and later killed a 24-year-old woman at another home before killing himself, police say.



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Uganda kidnapping: Arrests made in Costa Mesa resident Kimberly Sue Endicott's abduction

Uganda kidnapping: Arrests made in Costa Mesa resident Kimberly Sue Endicott's abductionUgandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of a Costa Mesa tourist who has since been freed.



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Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deathsBARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.



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Inner strength and luck: Abduction survivors reflect on Wisconsin girl's ordeal

Inner strength and luck: Abduction survivors reflect on Wisconsin girl's ordealAll of them need inner strength and a great deal of luck, according to survivors and experts who have worked with such victims. Surely, Jayme Closs had her own well of fortitude, they said on Friday, celebrating the 13-year-old girl’s escape from captivity three months after her parents were murdered in northwestern Wisconsin and she disappeared. As survivors reflected on what it takes to survive such trauma, they praised Jayme for holding on long enough to find an opportunity to break free.



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Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines

Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join MarinesJayme Closs, 13, escaped from a home in Wisconsin where authorities said she was being kept by Jake Thomas Patterson.



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Missing girl, 13, found in Oklahoma after alleged abduction

Missing girl, 13, found in Oklahoma after alleged abductionAuthorities found Aubrey Acree with a 23-year-old man in Checotah, Oklahoma, more than 900 miles from the girl's home in Rutherford County, North Carolina, according to the FBI.



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Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyers

Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyersIsrael has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city. The Palestinian Authority condemned what it said was an “abduction” of the two Palestinian officials, but it did not comment on the specifics of the charges.



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Couple to get $2.5M after police called abduction a hoax

Couple to get $  2.5M after police called abduction a hoaxVALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A couple reached a $ 2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman's elaborate and bizarre kidnapping as a hoax.



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Mexican photojournalist found dead after abduction by armed men

Mexican photojournalist found dead after abduction by armed menBarbed wire surrounds a construction site on the outskirts of San Luis Potosí. The city, where journalist Edgar Esqueda was murdered, has been plagued by drug cartel violence. A Mexican photographer who was abducted at gunpoint from his home has been found dead, the seventh journalist to be killed this year in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers.



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Who Is Thelma Williams? Facebook Kidnapping ‘Victim’ Faked Abduction

Who Is Thelma Williams? Facebook Kidnapping ‘Victim’ Faked Abduction“Do you think she'll look pretty with her insides spilled all over the basement floor?” Williams wrote before the fake abduction.



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