Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Somebody confessed to a murder online and indicated a location of the body

Developing: A message indicating the exact location of where a missing girl’s body would be found was posted on the internet this morning.

Slideshow: The abduction of Carlie Brucia

Carlie Brucia disappeared on Super Bowl Sunday 2004. Though her mother called 911 immediately, the amber alert was not issued until 18 hours later, after police found a surveillance video confirming the girl’s abduction. By then it was too late to save Carlie.

Search for missing boy Chayson Basinio called off — because he never existed

In an era when people create all manner of fake online identities, a strange case has emerged out of France of a missing child that only ever existed on a Facebook page. French police have called off the search and charged the woman allegedly responsible for the disturbing hoax.

Missing Madeleine McCann case in photos

Take a look at the case of missing child Madaleine McCann, who disappeared on May 3, 2007, from the Portuguese resort where her family was vacationing. The case is in the news again as police say the leading suspect is a man who died in 2009, but the search for Madaleine continues.

Slideshow: Missing and endangered children, 2011

Cases prominent in the media of children reported missing in 2011. Since then some of the children have been recovered safely, some confirmed dead, but many are still missing.

Police Release new Sketches in the Madeleine McCann Case

Neither Police, nor her parents, are giving up on missing child Madeleine McCann. Continuing investigative efforts have led police to a German man wanted for questioning in connection with the child’s 2007 disappearance. Two sketches have been released to the public in efforts to identify this man.

Today in Crime History: Death of Zahra Baker

Though her stepmother later said 10-year-old Zahra died on September 24, 2010, she didn’t report her missing until October 9. Read the tragic story of a young girl whose fight with cancer was an inspiration to those around her, and whose gruesome murder garnered international attention.

Mother of Missing Child Ayla Reynolds to Release Details of Police Investigation

In an effort to force the hand of investigators, who have not made any arrests in the 2011 disappearance of 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, her mother, Trista Reynolds, announced that she will start divulging unreleased details about evidence in her daughter’s disappearance starting this month.

Missing Boy Kyron Horman

On June 4, 2010, the last known photo of Kyron Horman was taken by his stepmother, who accompanied him to the science fair at his elementary school that morning. Before leaving at 8:45 a.m., she said she watched him walk towards his classroom. He was never seen again.

Today in Crime History: The Disappearance of Etan Patz

On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz disappeared. Etan was 6 years of age when he was abducted and has become one of the most famous missing children of the 20th Century.

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