“A missing person is a person who is absent from their usual place of residence for no known or apparent reason, and there are serious concerns for his or her safety and welfare, or whose whereabouts are unknown, which leads to a search for the missing person in the interest of his or her own safety and on the basis of family or social interest”.
(Council of Europe, 2009)
If you find yourself in a situation involving the disappearance of a family member, someone close or an acquaintance, do not hesitate to report it to the law enforcement authorities as early as possible.
Reporting the facts in the shortest possible time, as soon as you recognize that someone has gone missing, will allow law enforcement agencies to carry out the first actions aimed at locating the missing person in the most effective way.
Therefore, if you believe that someone is missing then please contact us, either personally, through the law enforcement authorities, or calling the following numbers:
In those cases in which you know of the disappearance of a person, it is recommended, and it is important, that you take into account the following issues:
In the event that you wish for a missing person alert to be published on our website, you may notify us at any time, either at the moment of filing the report or later. For that purpose, you must provide a recent photograph of the missing person.
The alert will be published once it has been confirmed that there is sufficient information available to issue a missing person alert, and it will remain posted on the website until the police investigation to locate the missing person is completed.