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.

Missing Person Koji Shiraishi


Koji Shiraishi returned to Australia on 28 August 1995 after a two week holiday in Japan. He was meant to start work on 1 September 1995 at the Yakuta Japanese Restaurant in Surry...

Missing Person Paul Byrne


Paul Byrne was 34-years-old when he went missing and was last seen leaving the Rossarden Club in the Fingal Valley of Northern Tasmania at 2am on 20 September 1996. He has not...

NSW Missing Person Valerie Eastwell


Eight-year-old Valerie was last sighted after she was sent to her neighbour’s house on 15 August 1945 to deliver a message. She often went to this residence to play. The town (Gol...

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