Missing Persons Week 2020

Missing Persons Week 2020.

ACT Policing today (Monday, 3 August 2020) marked National Missing Persons Week for 2020.

Nationally, there are more than 2600 long-term missing persons – each one of those individuals has a family and friends who care about them.

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

Detective Superintendent Jamey Bellicanta said the community has a role to play in long-term missing persons investigations.

“There may be people in our community or around Australia who have information on these missing cases.”

“Police would like to find answers for the families and friends who don’t know what happened to their loved ones.”

Long-term missing person Laura Haworth’s family today have appealed to the public for any information relating to their missing loved one.

Laura was last seen on Saturday 5 January 2008 in Queanbeyan. She was 23 at the time.

After telling her friends she was going to work, Laura left the house in her red Mazda 121. Laura did not attend work and has not made contact with family or friends since. Lack of contact with her family is very out of character.

On 19 January 2008 Laura’s vehicle was located parked at Kanangra Court car park, ACT. Police enquiries in the area were unable to locate her.

This Missing Persons Week, ACT Policing is undertaking a number of activities to raise awareness in our community with the generous support of local organisations.

“The Plus500 Brumbies have worked with ACT Missing Persons Team to promote National Missing Persons Week with sports fans,” Superintendent Bellicanta said.

“You may have seen images of our missing persons during their game on Saturday.

“Images of the ACT’s missing persons will be displayed on PRIME7, in the Civic Bus Interchange, Canberra Airport, Prime 7, ACT Libraries and the Gungahlin Marketplace.”

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

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au