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 Harry Houston


Henry "Harry" Houston, of Whyalla SA, then aged 50 years, has been missing since 30 October 2009. The last confirmed sighting of him was around midday when he left a...

Missing Person Deborah Balken

Deborah BALKEN

Deborah Balken was last seen in the company of Gillian Jamieson at the Toll Gate Hotel, Parramatta NSW. They left the hotel some time after 7pm on 12 July 1980.



Kylee-Ann Schaffer was last seen on 11 September 2004 when she attended a party at Willawarren. Kylee-Ann and some other guests stayed over-night. In the morning Kylee-Ann...

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