Step 3 – Share missing person information


The internet is a very powerful tool and when used correctly, it can help to share the information about your missing person to a lot of people in a very short amount of time.

We recommend that an immediate family member or very close friend create a page on facebook that allows them to share information about the search for the missing person. Here are some tips for creating a successful facebook page for a missing person:

  • The page should be created and managed by an immediate family member and or very close friend that has permission from the family of the missing person.
  • The title of the page should be short and descriptive. For example. if John Smith was missing, the page title may be “Help Find John Smith” or Searching For John Smith”.
  • Share clear, current images of the missing person and their vehicle if applicable.
  • Use the page to help share information and updates about the search.
    Limit the “drama” on the page. If anyone is causing an issue, delete them from the page. The page should be used for sharing information.

We also recommend that information about the missing person be sent to sites that are dedicated to helping to share that type of information.

What state is the missing from?

We have compiled a list of websites and social media pages that specialize in sharing information in specific states.   You can view the list here.

Are they a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

If the missing person is a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you can send the information to and they will share the information about Missing Veterans.


Go to the next step

  1. Call Around
  2. File a Missing Person Report
  3. Share the Information
  4. Be Proactive
  5. Once Located, Inform Law Enforcement