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Canberra Milk bottles with missing persons profiles

Putting the faces of missing people back on milk cartons

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Canberra Milk are joining forces to put the faces of missing people back on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

AFP Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz said the initiative – which launches in the ACT region on 6 June – will see 12 long-term missing people with connections to the Canberra region featured on one litre fresh milk...

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International Missing Children’s Day: AFP short film asks Australians to consider world’s missing children

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has released a short film on International Missing Children’s Day to raise awareness of missing children in Australia and around the world.

Today (25 May) is a day for remembering children from Australia and across the world who are still missing, paying tribute to those who were victims of crime, acknowledging children who found their way home, and...

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AFP launch updated framework to support those with a missing loved one

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today launched an updated missing persons framework in collaboration with the University of New England and public health researcher Dr Sarah Wayland.

Acknowledging the Empty Space: A framework to enhance support of people left behind when someone is missing provides an update to the 2007...

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Traceless postcards offer gift of hope this Christmas

A message on a traceless postcard could help to reconnect families living with the grief and uncertainty of a missing loved one this Christmas.

The Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), Australia Post, and the Salvation Army are working together to provide non-traceable, postage-paid postcards, to those in the community disconnected...

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Sending a message of hope to loved ones this Christmas

For those families living without ‘knowing’ what has happened to a loved one the impact can be described as an emotional ‘roller-coaster’. An item, place or smell may revive a memory of that person, evoking an unexpected emotional change. Families often describe important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries as acting like triggers, bringing on both happy and sad memories from family...

Missing Persons Advocate: Melissa Pouliot

Melissa is a woman who wears many hats; wife, mum of three, cricket mum, dance mum, media company owner, outdoors lover, book lover and keen mountain bike rider. You would think she wouldn’t have much time to relax, but around her busy schedule, Melissa manages to write crime fiction novels and speak around the country advocating on behalf of families of missing persons.

 

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Missing Person SA Michael Modesti

A missing son, brother and father

Michael as a young child was a quiet boy who didn't like sleepovers much, always preferring to be at home alongside his Papa. But whilst quiet, he was also cheeky especially in the company of his family. Back then VHS recordings were our family’s thing. A big black recorder was carried around like a beat box and captured all the special events. Any family member reading this will vividly...

The missing artist

Naz was a special son.

He was different – quiet, caring and always wearing a big cheeky smile that would warm your heart.

I miss him waking me up on the weekends with a coffee or breakfast, begging me to watch a movie or just start the day. He had a zest for life and would never let me sleep in. I don’t know why but, once he’d forced me out of bed, Naz would often head straight...

Missing from a town of 12

He was your typical Aussie larrikin –

Patrick (Paddy) Moriarty, long term resident of Larrimah NT and 1996 Darwin Rodeo Steer Champion, was last seen on 16 December 2017 when he left his house on his quad bike with his best girl – his kelpie ‘Kellie’.

Paddy loved a XXXX Gold and a yarn with any tourists or ‘grey nomads’ making their way through the tiny town of 11 residents. It...

When in India

Odette Houghton had been living abroad in India for over a year when she disappeared around August 1991. In April 1990 she had attended her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary celebrations in Phuket, Thailand. Little did her parents know this would be the last time that they saw their daughter.

Regular contact with Odette ceased in August 1991 and the Houghton family have been...

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Missing Person Martin Frodsham

Martin FRODSHAM

Martin Frodsham, then 44-years-old, went to Brisbane from West Australia in June before heading north with the intention of seeking work in the Gladstone area. He was last...

Missing Person David Lindner

David LINDNER

David left Australia on 8 August 1993 and entered Iran via express coach from Istanbul, Turkey on 1 November 1993. On the 3 November 1993 David contacted his family in...

Renae Marsden missing persons from NSW Australia

Renae MARSDEN

Renae Marsden was last seen leaving her family home in Glenhaven to meet friends in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney on 5 August 2013. Her red Mazda 2 vehicle was located parked...

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