It’s estimated that around 35,000 Australians go missing each year. That’s a startling one every 15 minutes. More than half of those that go missing are under 18-years-old. While the majority turn up after hours, days, weeks or even months, there’s a handful that never turn up again, that vanish without a trace. In summer of 2011, a teenage girl vanished in Boronia, Australia, on the way to school. The subsequent search for the teenage girl would become one of the state’s most baffling cases and led to many in the nation questioning whether a dormant child predator had come...
Jaliek Rainwalker was born to a cocaine-addicted, alcoholic mother. He had been moved from pillar to post throughout his childhood, having been in seven foster and adoptive homes. Jaliek seemingly landed on his feet when he was adopted by a couple who had fostered him for two years. However, when Jaliek was 12-years-old, he inexplicably vanished under suspicious circumstances.
In July of 1986, estate agent Suzy Lamplugh vanished after arranging an appointment for a house viewing. In her diary, she had written the name of the person who had booked the viewing: "Mr Kipper." Suzy has never been found and the identity of Mr Kipper remains a mystery.
For parents, their child moving overseas can be most of the most daunting moments of their life. On one hand, they want to give their child the freedom to determine their own fate but on the other hand, it can be a very scary experience, knowing that your child is so far away from home. However, that apprehension is nothing compared to the fear a parent feels when their child disappears while in another country.
When 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes disappeared in Baltimore, Maryland, over the Christmas period of 2010, many referred to the case as Baltimore’s Natalee Holloway case but the stark difference in media coverage between the two was overwhelming. The difference was that Natalee was white and Phylicia was African American.
or any parent – no matter the age of their child – one of the worst things that they can experience is their child going missing. In Gainesville, Florida, the Aguilar family experienced this emotional roller coaster when their son, Christian Aguilar, vanished. They were held captive by the uncertainty of Christians faith but still held on to the hope that Christian would be coming home.
Nineteen years have gone by since anyone saw a young Irish man named Trevor Deely. On the night of 7th December 2000 he attended his work Christmas party in Dublin and simply vanished. His family have no solid clues and no sightings to pin their hopes on, and no idea if they will ever see him again.