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In the US, approximately 2,300 children and adults are reported missing every day. Even though the numbers seem massive, this still does not include those that vanish in other countries, unreported cases, or the homeless and their children.
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THE HARD TRUTH
Minorities, people who experience mental disorders, and substance abusers who go missing also receive little attention.
Missing persons cases receive low priority for police officers.
People who have been missing for 7 years can be declared dead in absentia.
War veterans also have a high rate of missing persons.
In 1980, roughly 150,000 people were reported missing per year. Now the number is 900,000.
Medical examiners and coroner’s offices in the U.S. hold more than 40,000 sets of unidentified remains. That number is large enough to represent a small city.
One of the most famous missing person’s cases was Charles Lindbergh’s baby. On March 1, 1932, his 20-month-old son, Charlie, was taken from his crib. Though a ransom was paid, the child was not returned and his body was found 72 days later. The tragedy inspired Congress to pass the Federal Kidnapping Act, also known as the Lindbergh Law, to make kidnapping across state lines a federal offense.
May 25th is Missing Children’s Day in the United States and in several European countries. It was established in1983 on the anniversary of Etan Patz’s disappearance.
The AMBER Alert, or Child Abduction Emergency, was named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and slain in 1996. Its official acronym is “America’s Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response.