Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 15th March 2017
A very high number of people go missing each year in the UK. The figure is about 275,000. About one third of the missing are adults.
Most people who go missing reappear relatively quickly but some disappear for decades. It is estimated that there are currently around 20,000 people who have been missing for at least a year.
Apart from the distress and grief they suffer, there are a number of practical problems for those who are left behind.
If body has been found, then it is not possible to obtain a death certificate and make a claim on a life insurance policy.