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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Testimonials

"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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