Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Search for Jasmine Continues; Almost a Year since Last Seen

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Search for Jasmine Continues; Almost a Year since Last Seen

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Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au

"WHEN someone goes missing, a day spent waiting is a day lost."

That simple, powerful sentence is the tagline for this year's Missing Person's Week, an annual campaign aimed at teaching people about the issues that surround a missing person and the devastating impact their disappearance has on their friends and family.

Grafton woman Jasmine Morris, also known as Jasmine Moore, has been missing for almost 12 months.

She was last seen at Bi-Lo, South Grafton, by her brother in October.

No-one has seen her since.

In Australia, more than 30,000 people are reported missing every year at a rate of one person every 18 minutes, or 70 people a day.

Of those 30,000, 28,400 are found within a short time of being reported missing.

Sadly, 1600 remain unaccounted for and are classified as long-term missing persons if they are not heard from for six months after first being reported missing.

Their faces appear in the papers, on the news, on milk cartons, billboards and websites. …

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