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 Lisa Mott WA


At 8.30pm on Thursday, 30 October 1980, Lisa Mott was last seen in Forrest Street, Collie.  She had just left the basketball courts and was expecting to be collected by a...

Missing Person 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 Persons Anna Rose Liva


Anna Rosa Liva, then aged 30 years, was an Italian national who was in Australia travelling. She was last seen alive walking north along Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy, around...

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