International Missing Children's Day 2024 - Commemorate, Remember and Continue

Commemorate remember continue

Every year on the 25th May, the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN) commemorates International Missing Children's Day (IMCD) by honouring missing and abducted children, and celebrating those who have been recovered.

This year the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) marked IMCD by highlighting the core objectives of IMCD: to commemorate missing children who have found their way home, remember those who have been the victims of crime and continue efforts to find those who are still missing.  

The NMPCC featured missing children’s profiles during the week leading up to IMCD across their social media platforms. The missing children’s profiles were nominated by state and territory policing partners. A selection of profiles were accompanied by a quote provided by either the family of the missing person or the case officer working on the case. These quotes highlighted case officers’ continuing efforts to locate missing children and special memories shared by family members. 

Mother of missing child Megan Mulquiney shared: “Megan was gentle, warm and loving and a little bit shy.  She was a beautiful girl. I never stop hoping I will have answers about Megan’s whereabouts.  It’s been nearly 40 years and it never goes away”.

Commander Forensics Joanne Cameron filmed a captivating video to remind members of the public the true meaning behind IMCD. Additionally, this video encouraged the audience to view the missing children featured in this year's IMCD campaign and share any information which may assist in locating these missing children to Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000. 

To mark IMCD the NMPCC shared a children focused missing persons poster. Featuring 8 profiles of missing children from around Australia, the poster was created in the hope of generating public awareness for their cases. The IMCD missing children poster and all other missing person posters can be viewed on our website www.missingpersons.gov.au/about/profiling 

To view the IMCD commemoration video and to learn more about the 2024 campaign, please visit the NMPCC Facebook, Instagram and (X) pages.

Missing Persons Profiles can be viewed on the public register www.missingpersons.gov.au/search.

Missing Person Brendan Crinis

Brendan CRINIS

Brendan Crinis has not been seen since 9 September 2002. He left his house in the Wollongong area and has had no contact with family or friends since. There are concerns for his...

Missing Person Wayne Gillis

Wayne GILLIS

Wayne Gillis was last seen on 27 July 1997 by his sister at Sunnybank Railway Station in Brisbane. He stated that he was heading south to look for work. Wayne has not been in...

John Norrish missing persons from St Helens, Tasmania

John NORRISH

John Norrish was last seen at the St Helens Point Road, in St Helens in Tasmania. He frequently used a red ‘Huffy’ mountain bike for transport, and usually carries a fishing rod....

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