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Missing Person Claus Schmahl

Claus SCHMAHL

Claus Schmahl is a German National who was visiting Australia on a Visa at the time of his disappearance. It is not known if he is a genuine missing person or of illegal...

Missing Person Eve Askew

Eve ASKEW

Eve Askew went missing from her family's residence at Fitzgerald, Tasmania sometime during the night of the 16 November 1991. Eve left a note indicating her intention to leave...

Missing Person Helen Courtney

Helen COURTNEY

Helen Courtney, then aged 33 years, was living at Ingle Farm with her husband when she went missing on or about 20 September 1991. She was first reported missing by her mother on...

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Age Progression - Lorrin WHITEHEAD

February 8, 2024 marked the 11th anniversary since Lorrin Whitehead went missing. Lorrin was last seen at 4:55pm on 8 February 2013. She would now be 53 years old.

By utilising family photos, as well as knowledge of the effects of ageing, Forensic Artists at the Australian Federal Police have created an artist’s impression of what Lorrin might look like today. The above image shows a comparison...

Collection of cartoon images with speech bubbles about why people go missing

Why do people go missing?

Recently we ran a social media series exploring the reasons people went missing and what they were feeling and experiencing at the time. Anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background may become a missing person. The reasons for going missing are many and varied and can include mental illness, miscommunication, misadventure, domestic violence, and being a victim of crime....

National Missing Persons Week - Can You Solve The Case? 30 July - 5 August 2023

National Missing Persons Week 2023: Can you solve the case?

The AFP is calling for Australians to put on their detective hats and assist forensic investigators unpick clues that could help crack some of the nation’s longest unsolved missing persons cases.

Launched today for National Missing Persons Week, which runs through 5 August, the Can you solve this case? campaign is focused on eight cases involving unidentified human remains.

While forensic...