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May is Missing and Unidentified Persons Month

Every missing person is someone’s son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, husband or wife. There are approximately 549 families in the State of Washington dealing with the profound devastation of a loved one that is missing. There are 123 deceased persons currently needing to be identified.

Law enforcement relies on the community and the media as partners in their search for all missing persons and in particular for those whose cases remain open year after year.

All missing persons deserve to be searched for, regardless of their age, and our awareness, support, efforts and search for missing persons must continue. It is crucial that we continue to keep missing persons awareness a priority in our communities.

In recognition of Governor Jay Inslee proclaiming the month of May as Missing and Unidentified Persons Month, VSS and other local professionals are gathering for an awareness event at the Snohomish County Superior Court Plaza.  Please join us on Thursday, May 19 from 11am – 2pm.

 If you have a loved one that is missing, and you would like us to display a missing person banner with information, please contact Leslie by May 13th by emailing Leslie@victimsupportservices.org. We are also more than happy to post the banner on our website and social media as well. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who you think may be interested.

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