Bereavement support after a missing person is found

When a missing person is found dead, we know it is heart-breaking and shocking.

Any death is hard to deal with, but finding out that your missing loved one has died is extremely hard. You are not alone. There are people who can help you.

How we can help

We’re here to help, to listen to how you feel, and to give you time to understand what has happened.

We understand that when a missing person is found dead, it feels different to other types of grief. There will be lots of questions about their death and the missing incident, and these questions will also depend on the length of time they were missing. You might also experience some unique feelings. Some people feel relief that their loved one is no longer missing, along with a whole host of emotions which can be difficult to navigate and experience.

Talk to us

We don’t have specific bereavement services ourselves, because we know lots of expert agencies who can help in more specialist ways. But, we’re here to listen, help you to think through your questions, and to help you stay connected to the ‘missing’ community if you wish to in the future.

Talk to us

Join our community

Many families whose missing person has died, have wanted to stay connected to us and other families, because it feels like a community who understands what it was like for them. There are ways that you can stay in touch, such as our online forum, annual events, or lived experience story section here on our website.

Join our community

Sign up to be a Digital Search Hero

We have launched a regular email so that you can be aware of new missing person appeals and share them far and wide! We are also calling on all Heroes to be the eyes and ears for Missing People on the ground. Your sighting of a missing person could make a difference in a crucial time.