Missing Persons Week 2019

The ACT currently has 14 long-term missing people, including two missing overseas.

ACT Policing today (Monday, 5 August 2019) marked National Missing Persons Week for 2019.

Nationally, there are more than 2600 long-term missing persons (a long term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months).

The ACT currently has 14 long-term missing people, including two missing overseas.

Detective Superintendent Jamey Bellicanta said police would like to find answers for the families and friends who don’t know what happened to their loved ones.

“To support these families and find answers, we need the broader community’s help.”

Long-term missing person Amelia Hausia was last seen on 17 December 1992 in Downer, ACT.

Her mum and dad Mary Ann and John said they missed Amelia and would never give up hope.

“It has been almost 27 years and it is like time has stood still; to us it is yesterday,” said Mrs Hausia.

Mrs Hausia said wherever the family goes they always look out for Amelia.

“We know that there is someone out there who knows where she is,” she said.  

“If Amelia doesn’t want to be found I want her to know that her family loves her. Wherever she is we ask her to contact Crime Stoppers and say I am happy in my new life.”

This Missing Persons Week ACT Policing is undertaking a number of activities to raise awareness in our community.

“You will see images of the ACT’s missing persons displayed on buses, light rail services, the Canberra Airport and even at GIO Stadium,” said Superintendent Bellicanta.”

“We’re trying to reach as many people as possible, in the hope someone, somewhere will remember something.”

If you have information about a missing person, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

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