Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness

Every missing person is someone’s son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, husband or wife. There are hundreds of families in the State of Washington dealing with the profound devastation of a loved one that is missing. There are also over 100 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 Missing and Unidentified Persons Month, VSS and other local professionals are gathering for an awareness event at the Snohomish County Superior Court Plaza. We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 9th from 11am – 1pm. You can stop by anytime. If you have a loved one that is missing, we invite you to join us that day to share your story with others and potentially the media. If you are unable to attend and would like us to display any information on your missing loved one, please contact Leslie by May 2nd by emailing Leslie@victimsupportservices.org.

The City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin has proclaimed May 9th as Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Day.