Missing Lawson Siblings

The missing Lawson Siblings, Ethan Lawson, 12 years old, Jayden Lawson, 10 years old, and Sienna Dodd, 6 months, were reported missing. They were brought to Christies Beach Oval in South Australia for their football practice on Wednesday evening but have since disappeared. However, on  June 8, 2016, they were reported to have been found. One man is being held by the police.

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Missing Lawson Siblings Found

According to Superintendent Ian Parrott, the kids were now under the “appropriate authorities.” A man was arrested for breach of bail. The police did not name the detained man. Instead they said they will not give any more comment about the case.

The officers previously said that they have information that the missing Lawson siblings were with their parents, Dylan and Chantelle Lawson. It is also in the father’s property that the authorities searched for the children.

However, they did not find the children despite a 45-minute search on their father’s Hackam West Home. Neighbors also said that they had not seen the children at the property for about a month. Their father, had not been seen for about two and a half weeks as well.

Before the disappearance, the kids had been in foster care.

Missing Persons Statistics in Australia

The officers believed that the missing Lawson siblings had not been harmed. Based on statistics, half of the abduction incidents involving kids are carried out by a family member often those who are battling custody.

The Lawson siblings are considered to be extremely lucky in so far as missing persons go. According to reports, in Australia, over 38,000 people are reported missing every year. Most of these people, like the missing Lawson siblings, are found within a short period. However, around 1,600 also remain missing for long terms.

Australia’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre uses different methods, including a Missing Persons website, in tracking missing kids and people across the country. To help locate these missing people, the Australian government uses posters, Facebook and social media networks, outdoor advertising, and even partnerships with corporate supporters. The government also holds events such as the International Missing Children’s Day and National Missing Persons Week.



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Amanda Thomas