TWELVE long-term missing people, with connections to the Canberra region, will be featured on milk cartons in an initiative launched by police today (June 6).
AFP assistant commissioner Debbie Platz says the initiative will see the missing people’s faces on 1L Canberra Milk full cream bottles for about six weeks.
“This initiative will result in missing persons’ profiles being seen by many thousands of Canberrans every time they have a bowl of cereal, bake a cake or make a cup of tea,” Ms Platz says.
“It takes back to the days, before Amber Alerts and social media notifications, to when reports of missing people appeared in a place guaranteed to catch the eyes of the broader population – on milk cartons.”
The twelve profiles, which have been selected by the ACT Policing missing person unit, include Laura HAWORTH (ACT), Elizabeth HERFORT (ACT), Amelia HAUSIA (ACT), Kate ALEXANDER (ACT), Megan MULQUINEY (ACT), David ABUOI (ACT), Jean POLICARPIO (ACT), Owen WILLIAMS (SA), Wayne PICKETT (NSW), Anthony FAHEY (NSW), Robert JACOB (ACT) and Wendy DALLA (ACT).
Information about any of Australia’s long-term missing persons can go on the public register at missingpersons.gov.au or people can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.