If your loved one is missing, please follow these steps:

  • Contact police department and file a report.
  • Create a Missing Person Poster. NHRC provides a template that you can download and print. For a version that allows you to edit, please email nhrc@crimemuseum.org.
  • Create a Command Center. This is a place that the community can meet to assist with search and recovery effort. Community Centers and Churches often can donate their facility for this purpose.
  • Send out a Press Release. If NHRC is contacted within the 1st week of when a person goes missing, we will assist by sending out the press release and we will also be the families media contact and/or spokesperson. NHRC cannot guarantee any media inquiries or involvement, we can only offer to deliver the message to media outlets.
  • Involve your local and state officials.
  • Use Social Media Outlets to coordinate search and recovery efforts (i.e. Facebook and Twitter).

You can call the NHRC hot line after filing a police report: 407-237-2295.

Or you can send an email to nhrc@crimemuseum.org. All emails related to missing persons/tips will be redirected to authorities.

Other Resources:

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST / 1-800-843-5678
www.missingkids.com/

National Center for Missing Youth
1-800-lookout / 1-800-566-5688
www.operationlookout.org

Laura Recovery Center (Missing Kids)
866-898-5723
www.lrcf.org

Let’s Bring Them Home (National Center for Missing Adults merged with LBTH)
602-749-2000
www.theyaremissed.org
www.lbth.org

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY / 1-800-786-2929
www.1800runaway.org

Polaris Project – Nat’l Human Trafficking Resource Center
1-888-373-7888
www.polarisproject.org

Department of Justice (Missing Persons Info)
www.dna.gov

United States Department of State
1-888-407-4747
www.usembassy.gov

American Red Cross
202-303 5000
www.redcross.org

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
questions@findthemissing.org
www.findthemissing.org

B.E.S.T
Linda Sullivan / 305-728-5218
www.beststoptrafficking.org