Kidnapping

July 22, 2019 - 5:26 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say four Turkish nationals have been abducted by gunmen. Okasanmi Ajayi, police spokesman in Kwara state, told The Associated Press that four Turkish construction workers were at a drinking spot when six gunmen walked in and abducted them. He said the incident...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 18, 2019 - 11:05 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:17 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed gang has attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of vessel's crew members. The Anadolu Agency says the ship, the Paksoy-1, was attacked late Monday. There were 18 crew members on board — all of them...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake City police take Ayoola A. Ajayi into custody in connection with missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City. Ajayi, has been charged with murder, kidnapping and other charges in the death of Lueck. Prosecutors filed the case Wednesday, July 10. District Attorney Sim Gill also said Lueck's cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, and her body was found with her arms bound behind her. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT
July 15, 2019 - 1:09 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker charged in the death of a Utah college student made his first court appearance Monday as friends of the slain woman held hands in the front row. Ayoola A. Ajayi appeared by video from jail alongside a court-appointed attorney during a quick hearing Monday to set...
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This undated photo provided by Kennedy Stoner shows herself, from left, posing with Mackenzie Lueck and Grace Peterson. Friends and mourners planned to remember Lueck, a Utah college student, Monday night who was missing for nearly two weeks before police arrested a man accused of killing her and burying her charred remains in his backyard. (Courtesy of Kennedy Stoner via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker was charged Wednesday with murder and kidnapping in the death of a Utah college student whose body was found in a wooded area with her arms bound behind her. Prosecutors said Ayoola A. Ajayi, 31, was the last person Mackenzie Lueck communicated with before she...
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ADDS ID OF SUSPECT AND CHARGES - Salt Lake City police take Ayoola A. Ajayi into custody in connection with missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 28, 2019. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said, Friday that Ajayi was being charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old student. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
June 28, 2019 - 9:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah college student missing 11 days was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now facing aggravated murder and other charges, authorities said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, who became emotional at times during a morning press...
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June 28, 2019 - 5:42 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Gunmen have abducted the leader of Cameroon's main opposition party, John Fru Ndi, from his residence in the English-speaking northwestern town of Bamenda. Nkedze Emilia, a senator of the Social Democratic Front party, said the armed men attacked Fru Ndi in his residence in...
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Salt Lake City police take a man into custody in connection with missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 28, 2019. Salt Lake City police said the man was brought in Friday morning, but did not immediately provide further details. Lueck disappeared after taking a Lyft June 17 from the airport to a park. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
June 28, 2019 - 1:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Utah college student's disappearance (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities are filing murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a Utah college student who disappeared 11 days ago. Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said 31-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, a migrant sits with his children as they wait to hear if their number is called to apply for asylum in the United States, at the border in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants who are being forced to wait in Mexico while they try to win asylum in the U.S. complain they are being subjected to violence in border cities. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 27, 2019 - 4:02 pm
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Roberto Escalona Moreno says he witnessed a double murder on the street last week near the hostel where is staying. The Cuban immigrant has been assaulted, and his friends have been shaken down by police, he says. Moreno, 22, is among more than 30,000 migrants who are...
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June 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The wife of one of Norway's richest men who was apparently abducted eight months ago might have been killed, police said Wednesday, adding they "cannot exclude a staged kidnapping to hide it." Authorities have been tight-lipped about the case of 69-year-old Anne-Elisabeth...
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