The Missing Americans Project

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When a U.S. citizen disappears in a foreign country, the family quickly finds that they're on their own. We've been there and want to help.



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Looking for Americans Lost in Foreign Countries

Families of Americans who disappear in foreign countries should not have to invent the wheel. Unfortunately, this is what too often happens: people in deep distress have to learn how to run an international search and rescue operation, raise funds, cultivate relationships with nongovernmental organizations, and work with the media -- all within hours of learning their loved one is missing. The absence of clear standard operating procedures within and among U.S. embassies and a lack of State Department support leads to an unconscionable waste of time when time is of the essence.

The Missing Americans Project is intended to:

* Build awareness of the problems of Americans missing in foreign countries;
* Increase the accountability and transparency of U.S. State Department processes where missing Americans are concerned.
* Lobby for legal and policy changes where necessary.
* Develop a global rapid-response network that is not subject to the same bureaucratic wrangling as the U.S. State Department is.
* Advocate for the interests of the families of missing Americans.

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I'm now a member of The Missing Americans Project

I took some time last night to look through most of the people who are missing.  It made my stomach hurt but I continued.  There are so many people.  Which means so many families that are suffering.  I noticed also that from the ones I seen they are just beginning their journey into diving into the unknown.  31 years gone, who would of thought, one quick trip to get a boat out of dry dock would be the last time you were seen.  When I looked at some of the listed…

Posted by Lisa Schwark Mullineaux on April 2, 2017 at 8:16am

Death on the Hippie Trail

The scenic valleys of Kullu and Parvati -- known alternately as the “hash trail” or the “hummus trail”-- are not just a hippie haven. Since 1998, more than 20 foreigners have gone missing from the hills, and most disappearances remain unsolved. Tourist traffic continues despite Parvati Valley’s ominous nickname: the Valley of Death.

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Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on January 3, 2017 at 8:49pm

Cody Dial Died From Falling Tree, His Father Reports

The remains of Cody Roman Dial, an Alaska adventurer who went missing in 2014, were positively identified after being found in Costa Rica this summer, according to his father. In an obituary published Sunday, the Dials wrote that Cody Roman, 27, was killed when a tree…


Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on December 20, 2016 at 9:00pm

U.S. Citizen Living in Mazatlan, MX, Missing in Since Oct. 25

An American citizen who has lived in Mazatlán for the last 10 years is being sought by family members and friends after he disappeared on Tuesday October 25. O’Neil McGean, originally from Arizona according to a report by the Sinaloa website Café Negro, left his home about 9:00pm Tuesday to meet someone but did not return.

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Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on November 2, 2016 at 8:28pm


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