If Your Child is Missing

Act IMMEDIATELY. Read more here or call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

A Message from John Walsh

When my son Adam was murdered, I began my journey through an America that I wish I knew nothing about. An America where adults do appalling things to children. Back in 1981 when Adam was abducted, there weren't any resources for endangered children and their families. My wife Rev´┐Ż and I had no idea what to do. In an instant, our lives were turned completely upside down. We just began beating on doors asking for help. We called anyone and everyone. It felt as if we were in charge of the investigation. While we feared for our son's safety, we were also angry at the system that was supposed to protect our son and help us.
Adam's abduction was our private hell -- but it was not an isolated incident. Life is an obstacle course for children in America today. Sadly, stranger abduction cases are just the tip of the iceberg. Physical and psychological violence and abuse, abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation are all overwhelming in magnitude yet largely unrecognized and underreported

From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

With viewers' help America's Most Wanted has helped reunite abducted children with their parents and put lots of perverts behind bars. But we're only on TV for 1 hour a week. NCMEC is there 24/7. Since 1984, they've handled 2.5 million calls, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 157,720 children. Their CyberTipline has handled more than 1,075,400 reports of child sexual exploitation.

What to do If Your Child Is Missing
Information about International Abduction
Where to Report Child Sexual Exploitation
Child-Sexual-Exploitation State Resources
Learn about Keeping Your Child Safer
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You Can Make a Difference

NCMEC was established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children.

Learn more at NCMEC.org
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AMW Quick Search

Americas Most Wanted

AMW is easy! Simply type the first name, last name or "moniker" of the person or case you are looking for and the search box will retrieve a list of all the cases in our system. Wait for the drop down box to appear with a list of possible matches and select the name of the case that you were looking for and click GO. You must type in a minimum of 4 letters.