Outpost For Hope - Unreported Missing Persons

Unreported Missing Persons

This charity calls all Unreported Missing persons the "Kids Off The Grid" a term first coined by Libba Phillips.

The term applies whether the missing person is a child or an adult. "Unreported" means the missing person is not part of the National Crime Information Center database of missing persons.

People can become Kids Off The Grid or "unreported missing" for a variety of reasons, including:

  • the lost/missing person may be estranged from family or friends.
  • law enforcement may not take a "missing" report, or will stop investigations if they believe that the person is "voluntarily missing".
  • the lost/missing person may be in this country illegally.
  • the person may be an unknown dependent child of an unreported missing adult or teen.
  • the person might be the victim of an undiscovered crime, such as the victims of serial killer Gary Ridgway.

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