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.


Tracey was last seen by her family at family Law Court Campbelltown on the 8th of January 1993. She failed to attend a subsequent hearing on the 21st January 1993.


Missing Person Laura Haworth


Laura Haworth, then aged 23, was last seen on 5 January 2008 at a friend’s house in Queanbeyan, NSW. After telling her friend she was going to work, Laura left the house...

Missing Person Trevor Bailey


Trevor Bailey was 25-years-old at the time of his disappearance and had been residing at Burrawong Court, Rocherlea Tasmania. He last contacted his mother in Launceston on 6...

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