Algar Gladstone, Headmaster of Hogwarts has gone missing. The man returned home from the school once the students were dismissed for Christmas break, and has not been seen since.
The auror department received an anonymous letter claiming to be the terrorist group Anima Magus, who have taken responsibility for the kidnapping. Although many of the disappearances of the last year have been attributed to this pureblood targeting group, this is the first case where they have come forward to accept responsibility.
Caitlin James, the deputy headmistress, Head of Ravenclaw house, and both alchemy and transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts will be acting headmistress for the foreseeable future.
Despite the kidnapping not taking place on Hogwarts grounds, added precautions are being put into place to ensure the safety of the students.
BODY OF MISSING REPORTER FOUND
In the early hours of Tuesday morning the body of Alice Hooper, a Daily Prophet reporter who went missing in May, was found. The corpse showed definite signs of magical assault and the case is being treated as a homicide, but the direct cause of death remains unconfirmed.
Due to her blood status, Hooper is not believed to be the victim of the anti-pureblood terrorist group that surfaced a few months ago. The Auror department is looking into her disappearance and death. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward. There are no suspects at this time.