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 Daniel Sheppard


On 31 December 1994, Daniel Sheppard, then aged 19 years, attended New Year’s Eve celebrations with his brother and friends at Lennies Tavern Glenelg, before catching a tram into...

Missing Person Paul Wright


Paul Wright was born Paul Robertson. Paul officially changed his name to Paul Wright on the 09/09/2002. At the time of going missing he was also using the alias name of Brien...

Missing Person Ian Nichols


Ian Nichols was last seen at Lake Sorell in Tasmania on 18 September 1989. His last known address was Blackmans Bay Tasmania. Ian is described as medium build, with brown receding...

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