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Missing Doctor: Was She Stalking a Grammy-Nominated Singer?

Missing Doctor: Questions Raised About Teleka Patrick's Mental Health

Originally posted 01/08/2014 10:30AM

The mysterious case of missing Dr. Teleka Patrick took a strange twist with the revelation that Grammy-nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp had a restraining order against her for alleged stalking.

Sapp was granted the personal protection order against Patrick after he claimed that she pretended to be his wife, went to his home and contacted his teenage children, ABC News reports.

Sapp says that when Patrick moved from California to Michigan, she joined the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, where he is a pastor.

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See the Photo That Helped Reunite a Family with Missing Son

AP Photograph Leads Family to Reunite with Missing Son

Originally posted 01/06/2014 06:30PM

Paul and Michelle Simmons started 2014 searching for their missing son.

Nicholas Simmons disappeared from his parents' house in upstate New York on New Year's Day, leaving behind all his personal belongings. Four days later, with help from frigid weather, luck and a copy of USA Today, the Simmons family was reunited.

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Dylan Redwine's Father Denies Involvement in 13-Year-Old's Death

Dylan Redwine's Father Denies Involvement in 13-Year-Old's Death

Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:45AM

Mark Redwine refused to stop looking for his 13-year-old son Dylan, who went missing from his Colorado home during Thanksgiving week 2012.

While law enforcement searched a nearby mountainside last week, Redwine was in Indianapolis, handing out fliers to truck drivers so they could look for his child on their routes.

"I was on a mission to take Dylan's story nationally," Redwine tells PEOPLE. "I always held out hope that I would see my son again."

Instead, he received a call no parent wants to hear.

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Investigators Examining 38 People of Interest in Madeleine McCann Case

Madeleine McCann Case: Investigators Examining 38 People of Interest

Originally posted 07/04/2013 11:30AM

After the announcement that Scotland Yard would reopen and fully fund the search for Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in 2007 while sleeping in her Praia da Luz hotel room in Portugal, investigators said Thursday that they are now examining 38 people of interest.

Among the group of potential suspects – stemming from several European countries – are 12 British nationals that were all believed to be in Portugal at the time McCann went missing.

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Mother of Missing Woman Michelle Knight Wants to See Her Daughter

Michelle Knight's Mother Speaks Out, Wants to Reunite

Originally posted 05/08/2013 02:45PM

Michelle Knight, one of the three women found in Cleveland after disappearing 10 years ago, hasn't seen her mother since her rescue on Monday.

"I started crying and I was happy that they found her because I've been looking for her and I just don't want her to think that I forgot about her," Barbara Knight told Today's Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday of learning that her daughter had been found inside the home of alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro.

"I just wish my daughter would reach out and let me know that she's there," she added.

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26-Year-Old Star Teacher Missing Without a Trace in New Orleans

Terrilynn Monette, 26, Missing Without a Trace in New Orleans

Originally posted 03/13/2013 12:00PM

Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher who helped her second-graders turn their academic performances around, has apparently vanished.

The California native, who moved to New Orleans as part of that city's initiative to improve teaching in impoverished zones, was last seen with friends on March 2 after visiting Parlay's, a bar in the town's Lakeview section, police tell CNN.

That night, Monette had been "cut off" by a bartender who said she had too much to drink, according to Parlay's manager Anna Boudousque. The teacher was celebrating her nomination as "Teacher of the Year" in her district.

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Family of Missing People's Court Mom Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Her Ex

Family of Missing People's Court Mom Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Her Ex

Originally posted 03/07/2013 09:20AM

Reluctantly believing she is dead, the family of Michelle Parker, the Florida mom who vanished after appearing on The People's Court in 2011, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith, whom they believe was responsible.

Parker's family claims Smith knows what happened on Nov. 17, 2011, the day Parker was last seen alive.

"The family doesn't want to believe that Michelle is dead, but they believe that she is," their attorney, John Morgan, tells PEOPLE. "This is a case that has gone cold, so a civil case is the only way that Michelle's family will finally get answers. Given the passing of time, as well as some evidence we have discovered, we believe that Dale Smith is responsible for her death."

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Father's Emotional Plea to Andrew Koenig: 'Are You Okay?'

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Father's Emotional Plea to Andrew Koenig: 'Are You Okay?'

Originally posted 02/24/2010 03:30PM

Fighting tears, Walter Koenig looked into the news cameras on Wednesday desperately hoping his missing son was watching.

"I just want to know you're okay," he said in the emotional appeal to Andrew Koenig, the Growing Pains star who disappeared earlier this month. "If it means you just want to stay here, that's okay. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."

Walter Koenig, also an actor – he played Mr. Chekov on the original Star Trek TV show and movies – was joined by wife Judith at the televised press conference at the Vancouver Police Department.

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Parents Ask Public to Help Find Andrew Koenig

Originally posted 02/24/2010 08:10AM


In his first network TV interview since his son Andrew Koenig's Feb. 14 disappearance, Walter Koenig appeared on Wednesday's Today show with an appeal to viewers for help in finding the former Growing Pains actor.

"It's very, very tough," said the anguished father, 73, himself best known for playing Pavel Chekov on Star Trek. Describing Andrew's state of mind at the time he vanished, Walter Koenig said, "He was very depressed … about his life."

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