Report and Identify Missing Persons
This resource page provides information on how to report a missing child and other helpful links. If you recognize any of the missing persons featured on the websites below, please contact law enforcement.
Act immediately if you believe your child is missing.
- Call local law enforcement first
- Then call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678).
FBI Parental Kidnapping Cases
- These parents are wanted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and parental kidnapping.
International Parental Kidnapping
- Contact information and advice from the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division.
Search for Missing Children
- Photos and case details posted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
- AMBER Alert is an urgent bulletin system for the most serious child-abduction cases.
Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children
- A directory for law enforcement and other private and public agencies published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Other Missing Persons
FBI's Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigations
- Law enforcement authorities are looking for information that may lead to the location of these individuals.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
- This Internet-based tool allows investigators, forensics professionals, and the public to cross-reference records of missing persons and unidentified remains and helps bring answers to families of the missing.
Tribal Justice and Safety Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
- Department law enforcement components working with Tribal nations to address the important issues of missing or murdered indigenous persons.
Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP)
- Lists missing persons and unidentified persons who may be victims of foul play.
Updated October 31, 2022