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 Malcolm Earlam

Malcolm EARLAM

Malcom left Australia to holiday in South America in October 2011. He regularly kept contact with his family and they last spoke to him in late March 2012. At that time,...

Missing Person Sebastian Poulson

Sebastian POULSON

Sebastian POULSON was last sighted at about 4am on Sunday 19 October 2014 at the ‘Wangkatjungka Community’ via Fitzroy Crossing Western Australia. At the time he was wearing a...

Missing Person Brian Cairney


Brian Cairney, aged 31 years, resided with his mother at Carey Street, Salisbury. On the evening of Thursday 17 June 2010, Brian was at the Elizabeth Shopping Centre waiting...

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