Do a comprehensive background search of over 500 million court, inmate,
corrections, offender, and fugitive records.
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.
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|Missing Persons | NamUs |
United States Department of Justice national database of missing, unidentified, and unclaimed persons.
|NamUS | Missing Persons |
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) gathers information from medical examiner and law enforcement offices nationwide.
Missing persons and children database from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Alaska Department of Public Safety missing persons clearinghouse.
Maricopa County service detailing records of Arizona missing.
Missing persons search from Arkansas Never Forgotten.
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 Connecticut in the State menu to generate a list of Connecticut missing persons.
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 list from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
Select Hawaii in the State menu to search the National Missing and Unidentified Persons database for missing persons in Hawaii.
|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.
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.
Louisiana missing and unidentified persons database provided by a joint project between the Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory and the LSU FACES lab.
Maryland Missing Persons Network lists of missing and unidentified persons in Maryland.
|Michigan Children |
Michigan Department of Human Services database of missing children.
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.
Forum devoted to providing and sharing information on missing and unidentified persons in Mississippi.
Interactive missing person map from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Montana Department of Justice Missing Persons and Missing Children Clearinghouse service.
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 Jersey |
Missing persons case search from the New Jersey State Police.
|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.
Ohio Attorney General missing adult and children case records.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation list of missing persons, now provided by the National Missing and Unidentified Services (NamUs) database.
Pennsylvania missing persons listed by the date they disappeared.
|Rhode Island |
Select Rhode Island in the State menu to search Rhode Island missing persons case records.
|South Carolina |
Use the U.S. Department of Justice NamUS system to search for missing persons cases in South Carolina.
Use the The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) system to search for Tennessee missing, unidentified, and unclaimed persons.
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.
|West Virginia |
West Virginia State Police lists of missing children and adults.
Wisconsin Department of Justice missing children and adults.