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Missing Persons

The Police Department investigates cases of all persons - children and adults - reported to be missing from Prince William County. This includes any person, regardless of residence status, who was last known to be in the County, or any person who is a resident and it is unknown where they were last seen. 

For any information on active endangered persons, please visit our social media pages: Facebook and Twitter.

The Police Department remains committed to investigating all missing persons cases, regardless of the circumstances. We rigorously review these cases and utilize necessary resources to reunite loved ones with their families. To report a person missing in Prince William County, please call the non-emergency line at 703-792-6500. There is no time period to wait before you can report someone missing. We urge our community to report loved ones missing as soon as possible.

All law enforcement agencies in Virginia report missing persons, regardless of age, to the Virginia State Police.

  • For missing children in Virginia, law enforcement agencies partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) via the Virginia Missing Children Information Clearinghouse. NCMEC maintains a website listing all active missing children cases throughout the Country. On the site, you can search by name, city/locality, missing date or descriptors. Note, children missing in Prince William County may be listed by locality (i.e. Woodbridge, Manassas, etc.).
  • All missing adults in Virginia can be viewed directly and searched by visiting the Virginia State Police website. All adults are listed alphabetically by last name. On this site, you can search for someone reported missing in Prince William County by pressing CTRL+F on your keyboard and typing" Prince William" or other locality in the County (i.e. Woodbridge, Manassas, etc.) in the search queue.
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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of a missing person in Prince William County is asked to call the Police Department at 703-792-6500 or your local agency. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call the tipline at 703-792-7000 or complete an online tip form.

Additional Resources

  • Virginia State Police: AMBER Alerts | SENIOR Alerts
  • Project Lifesaver: The Prince William County Sheriff's Office runs a program called Project Lifesaver which provides personalized radio transmitters for victims of Alzheimer's and other related developmental disorders, such as Down Syndrome and Autism. This program helps caregivers and local emergency agencies locate individuals who become lost and cannot help themselves. For more information on this program, click here.
  • NamUs: The National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. The system brings people, information, forensic science, and technology together to help resolve missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases nationwide, while providing support to victims and their families. For more information on this program, click here.


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