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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.

Clifford Dopps

From NPS, Park Rangers Search Olympic National Park Coastline for Missing Mariner Over 20 Olympic National Park rangers are participating in the

Elaine Park

Elaine Park went missing on January 28, 2017, in the area of Dark Canyon, within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On

Cian McLaughlin

According to Local News 8, IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- Rangers are asking for help in finding a missing man in Grand Teton

Haydn Miguel

According to Tahoe Daily Tribune, On July 3, 2021, deputies responded to a report of a missing camper, Haydn Miguel, 17, in

Masako Yamada Kenley

According to, SANDY — A Sandy woman whose body was found in a wooded area with thick brush was shot at

Josh Hall

Search and rescue operation underway near Nederland, Colorado. Hiker information: Josh Hall, 27, from Arvada, Colorado. Hiker’s vehicle was found at the


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.


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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