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The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. Over 38,000 missing persons reports are submitted to police every year in Australia.

In Australia a missing person is defined as anyone who is reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are fears for the safety or concern for the welfare of that person.

A long-term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months. In Australia there are over 2,600 people listed as a long term missing person.

Anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background, may become a missing person; however, adults are more likely to be listed as long-term missing persons.

Missing Person Cherie Westell

Cherie WESTELL

On Tuesday 12 December 2000, Cherie Westell had a dentist appointment at 12pm at Knox Dental Group, in Wantirna South. Cherie attended the appointment and she left the surgery...

Place fill image of missing person Adam Maru

Adam MARU

Adam Maru was a 36 year old Aboriginal male who suffered from epilepsy at the time of his disappearance. At about 6pm on 30 November 1997 Adam went fishing with...

Missing Person Nicola La Falce

Nicola LA FALCE

Nicola La Falce was last seen on the evening of 12 January 1994 leaving a pizza shop in Wembley, Western Australia. He was driving a blue Ford Courier which was later located...

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