It happens every day in Washington State and across America. Somebody, somewhere, goes missing. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, children, are with their families one day and they're simply gone the next.

There can simple explanations and happy endings when the loved one returns home. But all too often, the anguish continues for families who are left desperately wondering.

The Washington State Patrol Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit, in concert with local law enforcement agencies, work tirelessly to help find those who've gone missing. Please examine the gallery of persons currently listed as missing on the MUPU list, and see if you recognize any of the persons listed whose families continue to hope.

Each picture contains the missing person's name, when they went missing, and which law enforcement agency to contact if you know something that could help.

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