Time can be critical in missing persons cases. Waiting allows clues to disappear and people who may have information to become unavailable.
There is no centralized phone number to call for friends and family of people who’ve gone missing. Below is an open and growing list of websites to check and of public and private agencies to contact.
I’m are always looking to expand this list. Additions can be submitted to through comments or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTA BENE: Listings are not endorsements and Missing from Mexico is not responsible for the content of external sources.
Embassies & Consulates
• Mexican Consulate’s call center : 1-877-632-6678 (1-877-63-CONSUL) – This 24-hour call center run by the Consulado de México en Tucson. (for a full listing of Mexican consulate locations and contact information, click here)
• El Salvadoran consulates – listing of El Savaldor consulate loactions and contact information
• Consulate General of Guatemala: listing of Guatemalan consulate locations and contact information
• Embajada de Honduras – listing of Honduran consulate locations and contact information
• Comisión Nacional De los Derechos Humanos / National Human Rights Commission – a governmental agency based in the capital that’s designed to look into human-rights violations with a resource and complaint page here.
• Grupo Beta Nogales – 631 312 61 80
United States: National
• U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement: There is no centralized center for checking on apprehensions, but this website has individual contact information for detention facilities listed by state and name.
• The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) – NAMUS is a national United States database in two parts. One section has missing persons reports and resources for people who would like to file reports or are working on search efforts. The other section has decedent records maintained by coroners and medical examiners.
• Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner – 520-243-8600
• Coalición de Derechos Humanos – 520.770.1373 – Coalición de Derechos Humanos is a non-governmental community organization based in Tucson, Arizona that takes missing persons reports.
• No More Deaths / No Más Muertes -520.222.8734 &
email@example.com – No More Deaths / No Más Muertes is a non-governmental community organization based in Tucson, Arizona that has a resource page for searching for someone who’s missing at the border and this contact form.
• Tucson Samaritans / Los Samaritanos – 520.549.8903 – a Tucson based organization of humanitarian volunteers
• Angeles del Desierto / The Desert Angels – firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com – a San Diego based group of volunteers who conduct search & rescue operations along the border
• California Missing Persons – a site maintained by the California Department of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General which features contact information, background on the Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit and a missing persons database as well as resources and advice for locating missing children and missing adults
• Texas EquuSearch – 281.309.9500 – a mounted search and recovery team whose contact phone number
• Missing people – help and support – a good information site from the UK on how to start a missing persons search.
• U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Justice Programs – this site includes a family survival guide with short and long term advice (aimed at child disappearances but good information for all families) and a list of national resources.