Missing People

How Facebook Helps Find Missing People

Jo Youle | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jo Youle

The immense reach, geo-location possibilities, culture of sharing and commitment to safety and innovation at Facebook has been an absolute game-changer for this vital and potentially life-saving system.

26 Long Years Have Passed - Lee Is Still Missing

Peter Boxell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Boxell

At the time Lee went missing, there existed no organisation to provide counselling, support or guidance for families who were going through the turmoil of having a loved one missing. It wasn't until five years later, in 1993, that the National Missing Persons Helpline was founded in response to the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

Vital Time Was Lost in the Search for Madeleine

Kate McCann | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Kate McCann

The night that our little girl was taken from her bed, we mistakenly presumed that some kind of alert would have gone out immediately to the public, to get as many eyes and ears involved in the search as possible. That didn't happen.

Body Found In Gorge In Police Hunt For Mother And Newborn

PA | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Police investigating the disappearance of a new mother and her four-day-old baby from hospital have found a woman's body in a gorge. The family of ...

Emotional Plea For Vulnerable Missing Grandmother

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK

Worried loved ones of a missing and vulnerable grandmother have made an emotional plea for help to find her. Philomena Jones, 76, who is known as N...

Peterborough Man Suffering From Amnesia Identified

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own name after being found in a park has been identified following an appeal by doctors. Me...

Families Beg US Coastguard To Resume Search For Missing Yachtsmen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

Relatives and colleagues of four Britons who went missing when a yacht capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean have called for the American authorities to ...

Body Found In River, Six Weeks After Student Goes Missing

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A woman's body has been found in a river near where student Megan Roberts went missing after a night out six weeks ago, police have confirmed. The ...

'Sighting' Reported In Case Of Missing Three-Year-Old

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Police are investigating the "potential sighting" of a child matching the description of Mikaeel Kular, the missing three-year-old in Edinburgh. M...

Hunt Through The Night For Missing Boy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Family members of a missing three-year-old were joined by neighbours and emergency services as they searched through the night for him as temperatures...

Romanian Tourist Missing After Losing Son On Tube Doors

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Romanian tourist has been missing since Tuesday after becoming separated from his son on the London Underground. Vasile Belea was last seen at St...

Major Hunt For Missing Three-Year-Old

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A major police search is underway for Mikaeel Kular, a three-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Ferry Gait, Edinburgh. The toddler...

Body Found In Search For Depressed GP

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police are trying to identify the body of a woman found in the search for a missing mother-of-two who had been suffering post-natal depression. Not...

Missing Teen 'Found Safe And Well'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ella Hysom, the 15-year-old who went missing while being treated for depression, has been found safe and well, the Metropolitan Police said. The ...

Families of Missing People Need Our Support

Helen Grant | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Grant

No-one can prepare for the heartache and confusion when a loved one disappears without a trace. For those fortunate enough, the missing person returns and their lives can start to be rebuilt. But for some, life will never be the same again. A future of uncertainty.

Police Are 'Gravely Concerned' About Missing Teenager

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

There are grave concerns for the welfare of a 17-year-old girl feared kidnapped, say police. Georgia Williams has not been seen since Sunday night ...

'Ohio Kidnappings Gives All Parents Of Missing Children Hope'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK

The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence, who vanished in March 2009, said the recent discovery of three women who went missing 10 years ago in the...

Appeal For Missing 15-Year-Old With No Money Or Phone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

Fears are growing for 15-year-old Benjamin Endeley from Plumstead who went missing six days ago after "popping round the corner to get biscuits." T...

'They'll Be No Christmas Without You'

PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

The parents of a teenage girl who has been missing for five weeks have begged her to come home in time for Christmas. Lisa and Tony Pratt said ther...

Hunt For April Jones Moves Into Fifth Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

The hunt for missing April Jones resumed on Saturday morning after searchers were stood down overnight due to atrocious weather. The decision offer...

Police Continue Search For Missing Irish Woman In Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Australian police are investigating the possible abduction of an Irish woman in Melbourne, and are keen to speak to a man seen on CCTV approaching the...

British Girl, 2, Abandoned By Drunk Parents In Portugal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

An investigation is under way into claims a two-year-old girl was abandoned near a busy road in Portugal as her British parents were drunk in a nearby...

Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Find Body

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Officers searching for 14-year-old Jessica Blake who is missing from her home in Beverley, East Yorkshire, have found a body of a girl in woods, Humbe...

Police Search For Missing 14-Year-Old

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A major search was is underway for a missing 14-year-old girl, police said. Police divers, specially-trained officers and a helicopter have been ca...

Police Scour CCTV Tapes In Hunt For Clues Over Missing Girl

PA | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Detectives hunting for a missing 12-year-old girl are continuing to sift through hours of CCTV footage for a clue to her location. Tia Sharp, who h...