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What is Missing NPF?

Missing NPF is America's first and most comprehensive missing persons database focused on providing information of those who have gone missing on federally managed land in the United States of America. Missing NPF is the first website (launched in 2020) to cross-connect relevant information for each case file (investigative entity and locational data, particularly) and does not, generally, create content found in case files. Missing NPF is not a federal agency or law enforcement entity; Missing NPF is not a search-and-rescue operation.

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Content. Updates. Credit.

The information posted inside case files comes from public reporting, and appropriate credit is given to the source (by name and linked URL) in a dedicated section of the case file. At any point in time, data available on Missing NPF should be considered incomplete. Missing NPF not only actively updates case files every day based on public reporting but also has a backlog of missing person cases that have yet to be added to the database; when the information available is simply not clear enough to determine whether the case file meets listing criteria, or the reporting organization has not released critical information needed for listing, we may refrain from listing the person until clarification can be obtained. We work hard to assess and release case files as quickly as practical, staying careful to provide the most accurate data available ethically and responsibly. If you plan on citing Missing NPF in your article or report, please note the above information and notate accordingly.

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The Call.

Missing NPF supports the call for federal agencies to establish, maintain, and share a full listing of those missing in U.S. National Parks and Forests. Meanwhile, we have established our own, and seek your collaboration in providing a meaningfully detailed source by which to expand public knowledge, identify trends, and empower future search efforts. Join us on this mission.

COLLABORATION. APPRECIATION.

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First, thank you! The goal has always been to disseminate accurate data to as many people as we can, which is only possible through the help of you, the concerned public.

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REFINE YOUR SEARCH

MISSING

A listing of those who are currently missing in federally-managed lands, such as a National Park or Forest.

FOUND

A listing of those who have been found on federally-managed lands, such as a National Park or Forest.

UNIDENTIFIED

A listing of those whose identities remain unknown after having been found deceased.

Recently Modified Case Files

‘Recently modified case files’ references only case files in the database content area of Missing NPF, and does not include News articles. To search all case files and render full results, please use our Explore page.

Samantha Tomlinson

According to NBC News, UPDATE: On May 8, 2022, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that their search and rescue team found the skeletal remains

Frank Koenman

According to the NPS Yosemite National Park Unsolved Missing Person Cases datasheet, acquired on May 12, 2022 (updated by NPS on March

Bryce Dunfee

According to NBC Chicago, Officials are reminding people about the dangers of shelf ice after a tragic accident on Monday, February 21, 2022,

Khayman “Khay” Welch

Khayman “Khay” Welch, 25, was last seen on August 12, 2020. For the first time, we’re hearing from the lead detective on

Michael R. Stout II

According to Akron Beacon Journal, Officials have identified the man found dead last week in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Sagamore Hills Township

Frank Christopher

According to Plumas News, Plumas County Search and Rescue is in its fourth day of searching for Frank Christopher, 53, of Chico

PEOPLE
PEOPLE LISTING

Each person listed in our database has their own "record" or "page" on our site where the public-at-large is able to view, comment, bookmark and share. Each "record" is connected with relevant data, like case updates and significant locations for a more holistic review.

PARKS
PARK LISTING

Each park has their own profile page, where connected data is stored and referenced. Only parks directly related to case files are listed in this data section.

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