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Every year, more than 38,000 missing persons reports are made in Australia; that’s equal to one report every 15 minutes. Most are found quickly, but those who do not return home leave behind an immeasurable void and loved ones searching for answers. It’s like a nightmare that never ends. Hosted by former policeman turned journalist Meni Caroutas, The Missing will take listeners on an emotional journey with the hope of providing closure for families and friends of missing people. 

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Ep.6 - Loss of Innocence

Ep.6 - Loss of Innocence

2019-11-1200:29:52

One night in July 1979 two teenagers in the Illawarra told their families they were going out to the movies. They never came home. Four decades later, ex-classmates at Lake Illawarra high school caught up for a sobering 40-year reunion. Meni attended the event and spoke to those who knew Kay Docherty and Toni Cavanagh about how their disappearance has changed everyones lives forever. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Someone, somewhere, knows something. There simply must be an answer out there for desperate families, and parents. It’s particularly hard for them when young people in their lives vanish. In South Australia, a German-born girl goes missing in suspicious circumstances, taking belongings with her. Meanwhile, further north in Brisbane’s outer suburbs, two siblings disappear on their way to school. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep.4 - Lost and Alone

Ep.4 - Lost and Alone

2019-10-0200:33:20

The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our community, and when they go missing, it becomes a race against time to bring them home. They can be frail, and dementia can take a toll. On New South Wales’ South Coast, a much-loved veteran, father and grandfather has wandered off from his aged care facility, seemingly without a paper trail. Meanwhile, further north, police search for another elderly man after his yacht was found abandoned, drifting in the water.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep.3 - The Runaways

Ep.3 - The Runaways

2019-09-1800:35:35

Of all types of people to go missing, teenagers - and particularly girls - are the most vulnerable, in danger of exploitation by predators. This episode tells the baffling stories of two teenage girls who went missing from the ACT and Northern Territory without a trace, and have not been seen or heard from since. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep.2 - Where's Nicola?

Ep.2 - Where's Nicola?

2019-09-0400:36:54

When someone goes missing, the first 24 hours are crucial in bringing that person home. In Tasmania, a desperate family are continuing their search for elderly man Nicola Sallese after his baffling disappearance. This episode tracks their progress, first featured on Missing Persons Unit. Meanwhile, police use key technologies in an attempt to identify a faceless man. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep.1 - A boy called Daniel

Ep.1 - A boy called Daniel

2019-08-2100:23:221

Missing can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender, social status or age. The reality of that fact hit Australia hard when Queensland boy Daniel Morcombe vanished from a bus stop in 2003. This episode revisits the infamous case, detailing the harrowing years between Daniel’s disappearance and the discovery of his remains. Meanwhile, in the Northern Territory, police search for a needle in a haystack. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Introducing The Missing

Introducing The Missing

2019-08-1500:02:081

Every year, 38,000 Australians go missing; that’s equal to one person every 15 minutes. Most are found quickly, but those who do not return home leave behind an immeasurable void and loved ones searching for answers. It’s like a nightmare that never ends. Hosted by former detective turned journalist Meni Caroutas, The Missing will take listeners on an emotional journey with the hope of providing closure for families and friends of missing people. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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