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Judge won’t dismiss Utah kidnapping conviction in death of girl

The Associated Press
Apr 9 2014 - 5:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A kidnapping conviction won't be dismissed against a Burmese refugee who in January was found guilty in the death of a 7-year-old girl.

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Vicious kidnapping, suicide stun Border Patrol, agent's family

The Associated Press, Alicia A. Caldwell
Mar 17 2014 - 11:18am

MISSION, Texas -- Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender.A woman, her teenage daughter and a teenage family friend later told authorities they were taken into custody and driven away from a...

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Clinton police say man kidnapped and beat woman with baseball bat

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2014 - 6:40pm

FARMINGTON -- A man who police said kidnapped and hit one woman with a bat and then stole another woman's car is facing felony charges.  Christopher Christian Suarez, 21, appeared in 2nd District Court before Judge David Hamilton on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and one count of assault, a class B...

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VIDEO: Video: Kidnapping Threats made against Olympic Athletes

The Associated Press
Feb 4 2014 - 4:45pm

VIENNA -- The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against Alpine skier Bernadette Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock during the Sochi Games.The letter, written in German, was delivered Monday to the mailbox of its Vienna office, AOC general secretary Peter Mennel said Tuesday.

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Police: Bountiful woman, son found safe after kidnapping by estranged husband

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 21 2014 - 7:22am

BLANDING - A Bountiful woman and her son are safe after they escaped her estranged husband who allegedly beat her and abducted both of them.Synthia Rowland and her 14-year-old son were reported missing by family members Sunday night, according to a release from Bountiful Police. Officers checked the woman's home, but saw no signs of any crime.

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Ogden kidnapping suspect extradited from California

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 16 2014 - 3:16pm

OGDEN -- A 33-year-old man is back in Utah to face charges of sexually abusing a minor after fleeing to California and being apprehended by police there.On July 3, Ryan Schaffer of Ogden allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old boy from the Ogden FrontRunner station, threatening him with a knife and gun. The boy claimed Schaffer sexually abused him...

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Minnesota man jailed in Mesquite kidnapping case

The Associated Press
Jan 14 2014 - 12:30pm

LAS VEGAS -- A 34-year-old man is jailed in Las Vegas on kidnapping and fugitive charges after his ex-girlfriend reported that she was held against her will for several months at Mesquite motels.

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Video of hostage brings hope, anxiety for family

Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post
Jan 1 2014 - 9:42am

WASHINGTON -- When Elaine Weinstein's phone rang at 10 p.m. that August night in 2011, she answered automatically, thinking it could only be her husband, who called every night from Pakistan to say good night."Warren has been kidnapped," she heard her husband's boss say.

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Judge won’t dismiss Utah kidnapping conviction in death of girl

The Associated Press
Apr 9 2014 - 5:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A kidnapping conviction won't be dismissed against a Burmese refugee who in January was found guilty in the death of a 7-year-old girl.

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Vicious kidnapping, suicide stun Border Patrol, agent's family

The Associated Press, Alicia A. Caldwell
Mar 17 2014 - 11:18am

MISSION, Texas -- Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender.A woman, her teenage daughter and a teenage family friend later told authorities they were taken into custody and driven away from a...

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VIDEO: Video: Kidnapping Threats made against Olympic Athletes

The Associated Press
Feb 4 2014 - 4:45pm

VIENNA -- The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against Alpine skier Bernadette Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock during the Sochi Games.The letter, written in German, was delivered Monday to the mailbox of its Vienna office, AOC general secretary Peter Mennel said Tuesday.

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Attempted murder charges possible

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) 
Ogden Assistant Police Chief Randy Watt speaks with members of the media Thursday at the Ogden Police Department, discussing the case against Jason Valdez, with whom police were engaged in a 16-hour SWAT standoff Friday and Saturday in Ogden.

Michael McFall
Jun 23 2011 - 10:55pm

OGDEN -- The Ogden Police Department has recommended charging Jason Valdez, 36, with trying to kill two SWAT team officers while holding a woman hostage.

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VIDEO: Video: Kidnapping Threats made against Olympic Athletes

The Associated Press
Feb 4 2014 - 4:45pm

VIENNA -- The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against Alpine skier Bernadette Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock during the Sochi Games.The letter, written in German, was delivered Monday to the mailbox of its Vienna office, AOC general secretary Peter Mennel said Tuesday.

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Attempted murder charges possible

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) 
Ogden Assistant Police Chief Randy Watt speaks with members of the media Thursday at the Ogden Police Department, discussing the case against Jason Valdez, with whom police were engaged in a 16-hour SWAT standoff Friday and Saturday in Ogden.

Michael McFall
Jun 23 2011 - 10:55pm

OGDEN -- The Ogden Police Department has recommended charging Jason Valdez, 36, with trying to kill two SWAT team officers while holding a woman hostage.

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GALLERY: Elizabeth Smart is interviewed after Mitchell's sentencing - 5/25/11

Elizabeth Smart, left, and her father Ed Smart talk to the media in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Smart's kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

The Associated Press
May 25 2011 - 5:39pm

Elizabeth Smart is interviewed by media following the sentencing of Brian David Mitchell. Mitchell was sentenced to life.

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GALLERY: Ohio Town grieves for missing family

Local residents gather to sing and pray during a vigil for the three missing people who were found dead Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in Howard, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Nov 19 2010 - 11:45am

In Fredericktown, Ohio, three people who vanished from a blood-spattered home more than a week ago were found dead inside a hollow tree Thursday, days after the teenage daughter of one of the victims was rescued bound and gagged from the basement of an ex-convict who worked as a tree-trimmer.

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GALLERY: Missing 13 year old Ohio girl found gagged and bound in a basement

An investigator from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation processes evidence at the residence of 30-year-old Matthew Hoffman who was arrested for kidnapping Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The 13-year-old girl who went missing with her mother, brother and a friend was found bound and gagged Sunday in the basement, authorities said. Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Sarah Maynard's mother, Tina Herrmann, is still missing, along with her 10-year-old brother, Kody, and her mother's 41-year-old friend Stephanie Sprang.  Barber said Hoffman was arrested on one count of kidnapping and that more charges are expected.  (Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Nov 15 2010 - 11:28am

The 13-year-old girl who went missing with her mother, brother and a friend was found bound and gagged Sunday in the basement, authorities said. Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Sarah Maynard's mother, Tina Herrmann, is still missing, along with her 10-year-old brother, Kody, and her mother's 41-year-old friend Stephanie Sprang.

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