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Author Moore, Carole, 1951-

Title The last place you'd look : true stories of missing persons and the people who search for them / Carole Moore
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 233 pages) : illustrations
Contents Land of the missing : it's a big ugly world out there for families of the lost -- Two brothers : a federal marshal confronts the unthinkable -- The police : a report card on police and missing persons cases -- Yesterday and today : DNA, dental records and other forensic tools -- Running away from it all : missing by design -- Parental abduction : stories of the parents left behind -- The mentally ill and substance abuse : the forgotten missing -- Far and away : disappearances abroad -- A story of rumors, gossip and innuendo : a family's tragedy feeds for the gossip mill -- Foul play suspected : what happens when all hope is gone -- The searchers : NCMEC, Project Jason, search and rescue, private eyes and others -- Happy endings : these loved ones came home
Summary What happens when a non-custodial parent kidnaps her son? Or a college student vanishes after a night out with friends? Or a middle-aged man seemingly drowns in calm waters? What do family members, friends, and law enforcement do when a beloved goes missing? Here, Moore explores an array of missing persons' scenarios, using real life stories, to uncover the various ways that people go missing, the efforts made to retrieve them, the emotional fallout for family and friends, and the difficulties and challenges such cases present for all involved. She covers parental abductions, intentional disap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-221) and index
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Subject Missing children -- United States -- Case studies.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Missing persons -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283009412
1442203706 (electronic bk.)
9781442203709 (electronic bk.)