But Jayme Closs’s story is not solitary in the true-crime world. Here are the stories of five other cases of child abduction where the child was eventually located alive, months—sometimes decades later.
When a loved one mysteriously vanishes, the first 48 hours of the disappearance are the most crucial. During this time frame, police have a greater chance of tracking down leads and possible suspects. Unfortunately, as more time passes, finding a missing person, especially safe and sound, becomes significantly harder. After that window of opportunity, a case can grow cold for months, decades and sometimes even forever. Of course, there are rare cases where people who’ve gone missing resurfaced alive and well, in turn, giving families of other missing loved ones hope. The case of Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus, and Michele Knight… Read More