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Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Amber Alert GPS: Say Hello to Smart Affordable Child Locators

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The AmberAlert GPS, is "The Intelligent Way to Keep Families Connected and Safe", today unveiled an infographic that explains how Smart Locators mak...

Find missing kids with SafetyLink

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Find your lost car keys, smartphone and abducted child. Yes, you read that correctly: There’s now a device that can locate your missing child (o...

He Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Emma Daly | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Emma Daly

The world cannot learn about the horrors in Syria -- or anywhere else -- when journalists can't do their jobs. Their families need them home as soon as possible -- but so do we all.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Child Abduction Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

On December 11, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Lozano v. Alvarez, a case arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Alleged Abductors of Greece's Mystery Girl Charged

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police on Monday released photographs of a couple charged with abducting a girl and judicial authoriti...

Police Investigating 11-Year-Old's Possible Abduction

Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

Police in Detroit are investigating a possible abduction after a girl was reportedly kidnapped from the city's west side Tuesday morning. According...

David Lohr

Suspect In Missing Teen Case Linked To 2nd Girl's Disappearance | David Lohr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in th...

David Lohr

Clues Lacking In Month-Long Search For Missing Mom | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

One month ago, Jessica Heeringa, a 25-year-old mother, was abducted while working the night shift at a Michigan gas station. Since that day, April...

David Lohr

Parents Of Missing Girl Ache On Her Birthday | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

Jennifer Kesse should be celebrating 32 years of life today. She should be with friends and family, and she should be looking forward to many more bir...

10 Ways to Prevent an Abduction

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The old-school training a lot of us received early on was, "Don't talk to strangers" -- as if strangers were the dangerous ones.

What Is Wrong With Us?

Patty Culhane | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Patty Culhane

I've now watched the taped phone call between Amanda Berry and her grandmother and I wish I had never seen that. She deserves for that to be a private and a protected moment.

Famous Kidnapping Cases

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

The discovery of three women in a Cleveland home who all had gone missing separately about a decade ago brings to mind cases of abductions elsewhere. ...

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Virginia Pastor Who Helped Woman Smuggle Child Out Of Country Jailed By Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion

A pastor at the center of a dramatic and acrimonious custody and kidnapping case has been jailed for refusing to testify in court. Kenneth Miller, ...

David Lohr

After 7 Years, Tearful Parents Ask, 'Where's Jennifer Kesse?' | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Seven years ago on Thursday, the lives of Drew Kesse and his family were forever changed by the sudden and unexplained disappearance of his daughter, ...

"Just Yell Fire" Creator Wins Award For Teaching Girls About Self-Defense

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Photo Credit: Just Yell fire Dallas Jessup, 20, is founder and CEO of Just Yell Fire -- a nonprofit working to empower girls to de...

Kidnapping Leaves Man With Severed Penis To Die In Desert

Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime

It's been almost a month since two people were abducted from their California home, and one of them was burned, doused with bleach and had his penis p...

Teenager Held Hostage For 2 Years Escapes Captors, Police Say

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.23.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) — A teenager held captive in a house for more than three years before escaping with a relative's help initially went ther...

Mennonite Pastor Guilty Of Helping 'Ex-Gay' Woman Kidnap Daughter

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The conviction of a Virginia pastor on charges he helped a woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with ...

Lesbian Mom Sues Ex-Partner And Pastor For Abducting Daughter

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of...

Here in the Real World: The Olympic UFO

James Moore | Posted 09.29.2012 | Science
James Moore

What is destined to become the most popular video on HuffPost over the next few days is of a purported UFO approaching the Olympic Stadium in London as fireworks are going off during opening ceremonies.

25 Tips to Keep Kids Safe from Abductors

Jim Higley | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

This month's failed abduction of a 10-year-old girl on the streets of Philadelphia has parents across the country asking what more they can do to keep their children safe.