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 Helen Munnings


Helen Munnings was last seen alive shortly after 4pm on 23 July 2008 in the vicinity of Centrelink, Marine Terrace, Burnie. In June 2012 Coroner Robert Pearce declared her to be...

Mark Goldsmith

Mark Goldsmith, aged 51, was last seen on 27th of December 2009. Mark had told his family he was going up the Coast to visit a friend for a few days, however, he has not made...

Dale Bellette

Dale Bellette was last seen on Saturday 25th of April 2004. Dale informed his parents he intended to visit the Hartz Mountain area with the intention of returning later the same...

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