The first 48 hours of a Missing Person investigation are crucial because with every hour that passes by, chances of finding the person decreases. When people mysteriously disappear, oftentimes, we assume it’s an abduction, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes people disappear on purpose and start over with a new identity. Other times, mental health issues or amnesia can cause people to wander off and get lost.
Thousands of people go missing in the United States each year, and, unfortunately, most of them will never be seen again- especially if it’s a kidnapping case. Luckily, a small percentage of these people do come back or manage to escape, even if it’s decades later. The chances of finding these people are slim to none, which makes their return even more heartwarming. From The Cleveland Abductions to Gabriel Nagy’s memory loss, these are interesting high-profile missing people who were miraculously found.