Missing Persons Tips

What You Should Do

Evan Smith
February 08, 2019 - 3:09 pm

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is striving to inform the public about what to do when a loved one goes missing.

In 2019 alone, Greenville County has seen an influx of missing person’s cases. Some of these cases end with good news, such as when a missing 52-year-old woman was found unharmed last week.

But in order to increase the odds of a good outcome, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood stressed that authorities should be notified as quickly as possible.

“There’s always been a misconception that you must wait 24 hours before notifying our office or reporting someone is missing. But that’s simply not the truth,” Flood said. “The quicker we can get out there, the more likely they will be located.”

Authorities use a wide variety of means to find missing people, and time is almost always a vital factor.

“Our search times often include many deputies, canines, blood hounds, and oftentimes a helicopter,” Flood said, “and again, the quicker those search teams can be activated, the more likely your loved one can be located.”

If someone you know is missing, don’t hesitate to call 911 or 271-5210.

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