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National Missing Persons Week 2020: Police call on community to help solve long-term missing persons cases

Kathleen O'Shea who went missing in Atherton in December 2005

National Missing Persons Week is August 2 to 8 and The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is calling on the public to help solve long term missing persons’ investigations, as part of a digital marketing campaign.

The initiative – titled ‘I’ll see you later’ – has been developed by the AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and includes a series of short videos which describes the emotions felt by the families of long-term missing people.

NMPCC Coordinator Jodie McEwan said she hopes the initiative gives both families and investigators answers to long-held questions, as well as provide the community with insight into the unresolved grief and loss felt by the loved ones of missing persons.

“In telling the stories of these missing people via social media, outdoor advertising spaces and traditional media, we hope to draw out new leads and piece together these sad and enduring puzzles,” Ms McEwan said.

One of the people that the AFP is hoping to find is Kathleen O’Shea.

Kathleen has been missing since Thursday, December 29, 2005. She was last seen in Atherton and her age now would be 58.

She is described as 171cm tall, slim build, dark hair and green eyes with a tanned complexion.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Kathleen please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

For more information on NMPW 2020 and to watch the campaign unfold, visit www.missingpersons.gov.au or https://www.facebook.com/AFPNMPCC



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