Missing Girl

India: Missing girl found after nine years recounts ordeal

Pooja went missing on 22 January 2013 when she was seven years old. She says she was picked up from outside her school in Mumbai city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra by a couple who lured her with an ice-cream.

On 4 August, she was found in what is being described as "a miraculous escape". Her mother, Poonam Gaud, says she is over the moon with happiness.

"I had given up hope of ever finding my daughter. But the gods have been kind to me," she says.

US girl missing since 2019 found alive in secret room

Paislee Shultis, now six, was discovered in a house in the town of Saugerties after a search on Monday.

She is in good health and has now been reunited with her legal guardian and older sister, the police say.

Her non-custodial parents have been charged with custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a child.

Paislee was reported missing from Tioga County, New York, in July 2019, according to a police statement. She was aged four.

Authorities at the time believed she had been abducted by her parents, Kimberly Cooper, 33, and Kirk Shultis Jr., 32.

Missing girl found after using viral call for help sign

The girl had been reported missing by her parents in North Carolina on Tuesday morning, and was spotted inside a car in Kentucky two days later.

The 16-year-old used the gesture designed to help domestic abuse victims ask for help to alert a passing driver.

Authorities say they arrested a 61-year-old man.