October 14th, 2013
09:11 AM ET

UK Police Make New Push For Leads In Madeleine McCann's Disappearance

It's been more than six years since Madeleine McCann vanished while on holiday with her parents in Portugal.

But neither her parents nor the detectives investigating her case are giving up on one day finding the little girl from Leicestershire, England.

Her disappearance is set to get renewed attention Monday when investigators make another appeal to the public on BBC's "Crimewatch," releasing two computer-generated sketches of a man spotted around the resort town of Praia da Luz on the day then-3-year-old Madeleine went missing. The sketches are based on descriptions from two separate witnesses.

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Stephen Moore weighs in on this new development saying the original investigators "did the classic mistake. They decided on a conclusion very early on. They screwed it up from the beginning and now it has to be returned."


"Today I am asking the public for their help. Whilst this man may or may not be the key to unlocking this investigation, tracing and speaking to him is of vital importance to us," Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said in a statement Monday before the program, which will air in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. "We have witnesses placing him in the resort area around the time of Madeleine's disappearance."

The man is described as white, between 20 and 40 years old, with short brown hair and a medium build.


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October 14th, 2013
09:08 AM ET

'Baby Hope' Has A Name, A Suspect In Her Death, Nypd Announces

Twenty-two years later, she has a name.

The little girl known only as "Baby Hope," whose abused and decomposed body was found in an ice chest by the side of a New York roadway in 1991, is 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo, New York police announced Saturday.

Police also announced the arrest of the man they say killed Anjelica and dumped her body along the Henry Hudson Parkway. The man, Conrado Juarez, 52, is the girl's cousin. He has been charged with murder.

Detectives from the New York Police Department's Cold Case Apprehension Squad never stopped searching for answers in the case. Each year, on the anniversary of the July 23, 1991, discovery of her body, they would canvass nearby neighborhoods, handing out fliers and asking people for information.

Who was the girl? Who was her family? Who killed her?


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October 14th, 2013
09:05 AM ET

ISAF Member Killed In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

A man in the uniform of an Afghan soldier shot and killed a member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, ISAF reported.

The killing, which was still under investigation Sunday afternoon, follows a long series of "insider" attacks by Afghan troops or infiltrators on U.S. and allied troops, including one in September that killed three Americans in eastern Afghanistan.

So-called "green on blue" attacks killed dozens of coalition troops in 2012, prompting the U.S. command in Kabul to stop some joint operations with Afghan security forces.


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October 14th, 2013
08:30 AM ET

Bizarre Drawbridge Rescue Caught On Tape

A 55-year-old Florida woman stranded on a raised drawbridge holds on for dear life as firefighters race to save her for a harrowing twenty minutes and the dramatic rescue is caught on video.

But the woman, identified as Wanda McGowan, wasn't supposed to be on the train tracks – an area closed to pedestrians. Her son said she's legally blind and couldn't see the "no trespassing" sign.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

In the video, McGowan clings on seemingly frozen to the crossing with her legs locked.

Her hands press tightly to the structure as below, a crowd of onlookers snap photos, some that end up on Twitter.

After a flurry of calls to 911, the Fort Lauderdale fire department hoist a twenty-four foot ladder and bring her down to the cheering crowd.

The woman wearing pink had reportedly just finished a cancer walk Saturday morning called "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,"
when the bridge went up with her on it.

The bridge over Fort Lauderdale's New River is remotely controlled.

Once she walked out on it and it started up there was no way to stop it and no way for her to get off.

Now it's up to the railroad company to decide whether or not to press charges against her.

A spokesman from that  company says that there is another person - believed to be her friend - who ran across the bridge as well, but did not get stuck.

As soon as they interview McGowan and that person, they will determine whether any charges will be filed.


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