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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...

A man without a name

A body was found by WA Police after being struck by a train on 7 March 1998, but unfortunately his identity still remains a mystery to this day.

WA Police Senior Constable Jen Robinson led the search for a family member, a friend – anyone who might have known the man but found no one.

Although ‘John Doe’ has been missing since 1998, we do not know if he is missed.

In an...

NSW missing person Youliang Lin

Missing persons and dementia

On the 15 September 2017, Youliang Lin took himself for a walk. A seemingly normal activity for most people however, Youliang suffered from dementia and thus required ongoing support from his family to ensure his safety when he had ongoing bouts of memory loss. Unfortunately it was on this day that Youliang did not return home and sadly has not been seen since.

Youliang’s granddaughter...

VIC Missing Person John Forster

The unexpected burden of a missing loved one

When Christine Forster’s husband and life partner of 24 years went missing in October 2017, she never imagined the emotional rollercoaster she would have to go on to regain control over her family’s financial future; from her sons’ looming school fees and the replacement of the family car, to disputes over her husband’s work entitlements and superannuation.

Following a loved one’s...

Missing Person Tony Jones QLD

A family's legacy

In 1988, six years after 20-year-old Anthony (Tony) Jones went missing while hitchhiking around Australia, his family wanted to do something that would give hope to all families waiting for a loved one to come home. His brother, Brian Jones, after consulting heavily with other family members came to the determination that a...

30th National Missing Persons Week

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is providing Australians insight into the emotional pain faced by loved ones of missing persons, with a short film launched today marking the 30th anniversary of National Missing...

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) is an annual event held during the first week of August which aims to raise awareness of the significant issues associated with missing persons, as well as helping to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia.

NMPW originated in 1988 in Townsville following the disappearance of Queensland resident, Tony Jones, in 1982. The...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2018

On Friday 25 May we will honour International Missing Children’s Day. This is a time to remember children who are missing and support loved ones in their search.

The day highlights the continued efforts of police, family, friends and the wider community to find missing children, and pays tribute to children who have been victims of crime. It is also a celebration of missing children...

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Missing Person Helen Courtney

Helen COURTNEY

Helen Courtney, then aged 33 years, was living at Ingle Farm with her husband when she went missing on or about 20 September 1991. She was first reported missing by her mother...

Missing Person Asif Hadi

Asif HADI

Asif Hadi is on a student visa from Bangladesh and was sharing a unit with four other persons while attending University of NSW, Kingsford. He has not been seen since 10...

NSW Missing Person John Gary Bennett

John Gary BENNETT

John Gary Bennett (Stojonoff) was last seen by family members at Bondi Rd, Bondi on 21 May 2014.

He was expected to return to the Bondi area, having lived there for...

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