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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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New Missing Persons Research to Inform Future Law Enforcement Efforts

This is a media release by the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice.

Today I released the National Missing Persons Research Report: Missing Persons: Who's at Risk? which will inform our law enforcement agencies on the latest statistics on missing persons in Australia.

This research is the first of its kind in over a decade – commissioned by the Australian...

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Missing Person experts come together for conference

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin opened the National Missing Persons Conference in Sydney today.

For the first time, the AFP and NSW Department of Justice are co-hosting law enforcement, academics and professionals to share...

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Missing Persons Conference - November 2017

The inaugural National Missing Persons Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, on the 15 and 16 November 2017.

The conference will bring together law enforcement, academics, and professionals in the government, non-government and community sectors to stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration and best practice in the missing persons sector.

The theme of this year’s...

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Missing Person Jake Lyons

Jake LYONS

Jake Lyons was last seen at his home in Dandenong North, Melbourne on Sunday 25 August 2014. He has not made any contact with his family nor accessed his bank account since....

Missing Person in New South Wales Harry Youl

Harry YOUL

Harry Youl was last seen leaving his place of work for a lunch break on the 2nd of August 1990. He failed to return and left behind personal belongings. Harry had recently...

Missing Person Steven Williams

Steven WILLIAMS

Steven Williams, then aged 38 years, was reported missing on 16 June 2005 by his girlfriend. On the afternoon of 14 June 2005 he was at the Gepps Cross Hotel, Gepps Cross. He...

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