When a relative or friend is reported missing, the emotional impact on families and friends can be considerable. It’s important to acknowledge that each person may be affected in their own way, and react differently.

Families and friends of missing persons often speak about feelings of fear, anger, guilt, blame, frustration, helplessness, ambiguity, and isolation. While people may not experience all these emotions, it is important to recognise that any of these responses are normal reactions to an extraordinary situation.

Carina (Xueying) GU

Lina GU and daughter Xueying (Carina) went missing from their family home in Aberfeldie in Victoria after leaving their address at 10:00 PM on the 6th of March 2020. Lina and...


Kylee-Ann Schaffer was last seen on 11 September 2004 when she attended a party at Willawarren. Kylee-Ann and some other guests stayed over-night. In the morning Kylee-Ann had...

Missing Person Sonia Naylor


Sonya Marie Naylor, then aged 19, and Roy Frederick Naylor, then aged 27, were last seen alive in July 1984 at a motel on Anzac Highway, Glenelg. The Naylors were believed to be...

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