This is our directory of United States nationwide and state resources dedicated to helping find missing or kidnapped children and adults.
The two best resources are the "MissingKids" clearinghouse from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the "NamUS" National Missing and Unidentified Persons System that has adult missing, unidentified, and unclaimed persons. Both are listed below in the "Most Popular" section and are the best places to start.
Not every state hosts a state registry, so if there isn't an official state databases available we've linked to either private non-profit services or to the NamUs system.
If you find a broken link below, please use the Report a Broken Link form to let us know.
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Alabama Department of Public Safety missing adult, senior, and children alerts.
Alaska State Troopers records of missing person. Gives picture, vital statistics, distinguishing characteristics, and information from when last seen.
Arkansas Crime Information Center missing persons search.
California Office of the Attorney General statewide missing persons database.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) database of missing persons, unidentified persons, homicides, and other cold cases.
Select Delaware in the State field to use this National Missing and Unidentified Persons System service (NamUs) to view a list of Delaware missing persons.
|District of Columbia |
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department unsolved crimes and missing persons.
Missing persons database from the Florida Crime Information Center. Reports come from Florida law enforcement agencies.
Georgia Bureau of Investigations records of missing persons.
|Hawaii Missing Children |
Hawaii Attorney General Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division database of Hawaii missing children.
Idaho State Police missing persons clearinghouse.
Illinois State Police records for missing and endangered adults.
Indiana State Police missing children and missing endangered adult clearinghouse.
Kansas doesn't provide their own statewide missing person database, but you can use the NamUs service search missing persons by selecting Kansas in the State menu.
Use the NamUs National Missing and Unidentified Persons System to search missing persons. Select Kentucky in the State menu to start.
Maine State Police Criminal Investigation Division list of missing persons.
Maryland Missing Persons Network lists of missing and unidentified persons in Maryland.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension clearinghouse of unidentified and missing persons.
|Missing Persons |
Select Wyoming in the State menu to search the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System for Wyoming missing persons cases.
|Missing Persons |
Search the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System for Vermont missing persons.
Missouri State Highway Patrol interactive missing person map. Select a county from the menu or use the map.
Nebraska missing persons database provided by the Nebraska State Patrol.
NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System) offers this missing persons database. Start by selecting Nevada in the State menu.
|New Hampshire |
New Hampshire State Police Investigative Services Bureau Major Crime Unit list of missing persons. For more missing persons in New Hampshire, use the "NamUS" service above.
|New Jersey |
New Jersey State Police list of missing persons cases and unidentified bodies.
|New Mexico |
New Mexico Public Safety Department missing persons database. Search by name, city, or the entire state.
|New York |
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services missing persons clearinghouse for vulnerable adult, missing children, and missing college student cases.
|New York City |
New York Police Department missing persons index, organized by Borough.
|North Carolina |
Community United Effort database of North Carolina missing persons cases registered with CUE.
|South Carolina |
Use the U.S. Department of Justice NamUS system to search for missing persons cases in South Carolina.
|Tennessee Missing Children |
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation list of missing children. For a full case list use the MissingKids link listed at the top of this page.
Texas Department of Public Safety database of missing persons, abductors, and unidentified persons.
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification missing person cases listed alphabetically.
Virginia State Police database of missing persons. Includes photos, vital statistics and other information, including police contact numbers.
Washington State Police clearinghouse of adult missing persons cases.
|West Virginia |
West Virginia State Police lists of missing children and adults.