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National Missing Persons Week 2021: Australian Federal Police forensic artist explains how age progressed images of missing persons created

***Editor’s note:  A video of AFP forensic artist Sean Carling explaining the age progression process is available via hightail *** 

The Australian Federal Police is revealing how its digital artists created a series of unique age-progressed images that captured how seven Australians, who have been missing for up to 40 years, could look...

National Missing Persons Week 2021: Aged images of long-term missing persons could provide key to solving heartbreaking mysteries

The Australian Federal Police is releasing a unique series of images that capture how seven Australians, who have been missing for up to 40 years, could look today as it urges the public to help solve the mystery behind these heartbreaking cases.

The age progressed images have been created by AFP forensic artists and will be featured across a series of short videos to be progressively launched...

Launch of Queensland Missing Persons Day postponed

The COVID-19 restrictions currently in place around the country have led to the regrettable postponement of the upcoming Queensland Family of Missing Persons Day. 

The Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service are working to reschedule the event, which was set to be hosted in Brisbane on Sunday 1 August.

Queensland families who have registered for the event will be personally...

International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

National DNA Program

Australian-first forensic program to seek to name our country's unidentified human remains

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is today launching the country’s first National DNA Program, with the hope of uncovering investigative leads as to the identity of our unknown Australians and resolving long-term missing persons cases across Australia.

This new initiative – the National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons will harness modern forensic techniques to allow the...

National Missing Persons Week 2020

National Missing Persons Week 2020: Police call on community to help solve eight long-term missing persons cases

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is calling on the public to help solve eight long-term missing persons’ investigations as part of a digital campaign marking National Missing Persons Week 2020 (2-8 August 2020).

The initiative – titled ‘I’ll see you later’ – has been developed by the AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and includes a series of short videos which...

Canberra Milk 2020 Campaign

Missing Australians featured on milk bottles for the second year

In a joint campaign developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and Canberra Milk, the faces of missing people will once again be displayed on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory. The campaign will run from 15 June for four weeks in an effort to solve the mystery of their disappearance and raise awareness of the issue of...

International Missing Children's Day 2020

International Missing Children’s Day: For a moment, the whole world knew how it felt to miss someone…

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC)  are marking International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2020 with a creative campaign, including a short video themed: #MissingChildrenDeserveAReunionToo, that taps into the collective loss and grief people around the globe are feeling while living through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic...

Missing Persons Hackathon

Australia’s first large scale hackathon combines innovative approach with crowdsourced talent to find national missing persons

In what will be considered a world first, today 354 participants will gather across ten locations in Australia to generate leads for 12 national missing person cases for the Australian police.

The AustCyber Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to deliver the first ever National...

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