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When in India

Odette Houghton had been living abroad in India for over a year when she disappeared around August 1991. In April 1990 she had attended her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary celebrations in Phuket, Thailand. Little did her parents know this would be the last time that they saw their daughter.

Regular contact with Odette ceased in August 1991 and the Houghton family have been searching for...

A man without a name

A body was found by WA Police after being struck by a train on 7 March 1998, but unfortunately his identity still remains a mystery to this day.

WA Police Senior Constable Jen Robinson led the search for a family member, a friend – anyone who might have known the man but found no one.

Although ‘John Doe’ has been missing since 1998, we do not know if he is missed.

In an attempt to discover the...

NSW missing person Youliang Lin

Missing persons and dementia

On the 15 September 2017, Youliang Lin took himself for a walk. A seemingly normal activity for most people however, Youliang suffered from dementia and thus required ongoing support from his family to ensure his safety when he had ongoing bouts of memory loss. Unfortunately it was on this day that Youliang did not return home and sadly has not been seen since.

Youliang’s granddaughter Helen and...

VIC Missing Person John Forster

The unexpected burden of a missing loved one

When Christine Forster’s husband and life partner of 24 years went missing in October 2017, she never imagined the emotional rollercoaster she would have to go on to regain control over her family’s financial future; from her sons’ looming school fees and the replacement of the family car, to disputes over her husband’s work entitlements and superannuation.

Following a loved one’s disappearance...

Missing Person Tony Jones QLD

A family's legacy

In 1988, six years after 20-year-old Anthony (Tony) Jones went missing while hitchhiking around Australia, his family wanted to do something that would give hope to all families waiting for a loved one to come home. His brother, Brian Jones, after consulting heavily with other family members came to the determination that a week of action was required to commemorate those missing across Australia...

30th National Missing Persons Week

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is providing Australians insight into the emotional pain faced by loved ones of missing persons, with a short film launched today marking the 30th anniversary of National Missing Persons Week (NMPW). The week will run from 5-11 August 2018.

AFP Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan said he hoped the short film – which can be viewed on Facebook from 7am – will...

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) is an annual event held during the first week of August which aims to raise awareness of the significant issues associated with missing persons, as well as helping to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia.

NMPW originated in 1988 in Townsville following the disappearance of Queensland resident, Tony Jones, in 1982. The inaugural week...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2018

On Friday 25 May we will honour International Missing Children’s Day. This is a time to remember children who are missing and support loved ones in their search.

The day highlights the continued efforts of police, family, friends and the wider community to find missing children, and pays tribute to children who have been victims of crime. It is also a celebration of missing children who have...

AIC Reseach - Missing Persons: Who's at risk?

New Missing Persons Research to Inform Future Law Enforcement Efforts

This is a media release by the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice.

Today I released the National Missing Persons Research Report: Missing Persons: Who's at Risk? which will inform our law enforcement agencies on the latest statistics on missing persons in Australia.

This research is the first of its kind in over a decade – commissioned by the Australian Federal Police's National...

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Missing Person experts come together for conference

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin opened the National Missing Persons Conference in Sydney today.

For the first time, the AFP and NSW Department of Justice are co-hosting law enforcement, academics and professionals to share ideas, knowledge and best practice in the missing persons sector.

Commissioner Colvin said that the two day conference will bring together some of the world’s leading...

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Missing Person from NSW Nadire SENSOY

Nadire SENSOY

Nadire Sensoy was last seen at her home in Prospect NSW. Nadire had earlier told a neighbour that she had been assaulted prior to Police arriving. Police attended Nadire’s...

Missing Person John Bruce

John BRUCE

John Bruce was last seen in Coober Pedy South Australia on or about 16 January 2010. He has not made contact with family or friends since. It is believed that he may have been...

Wanda Mitchell

Wanda Rose Mitchell was last seen by her daughter sometime in 1983 leaving the Star Hotel in Milton, NSW. She has not been seen or heard from since.

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