What does 'critically missing' mean?

Posted at 12:38 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 12:39:36-05

A person reported "critically missing" is investigated under specific guidelines.

Baltimore City Police apply the term to anyone reported missing under suspicious circumstances whose safety may be in jeopardy.

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In Anne Arundel County, anyone 18 and over is reported critically missing if they suffer from a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, or if they have a mental or physical impairment or serious illness.

The term is also applied to anyone deemed suicidal, or if there’s evidence of foul play.

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