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When is a person determined missing?

Missing Persons and You

What Is a Missing Person?

A missing person includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

A minor (person less than 18 years of age) who is missing voluntarily or involuntarily

An adult who:

  • may be in need of assistance
  • may be the victim of a crime or foul play
  • may be in need of medical attention
  • has no pattern of running away or disappearing
  • may be the victim of parental abduction
  • is mentally or physically impaired