Missing in France? Don’t expect police to come looking.
Though the United States and Canada have bolstered their missing person organizations with the help of the Internet, France has suddenly taken a step in the opposite direction. Law enforcement agencies in the country have ended missing person’s searches for adults.
The news came in the form of a press release that was posted earlier this week to a government website.
“Taking into account the development of means of telecommunications and in particular the Internet, the number of [requests] … in the interest of families has considerably dropped these last years, such that this [system has essentially devolved],” wrote Laurent Touvetthe, Director of Legal and Administrative Information for the Prime Minister’s office.
As a result of the change, authorities will no longer search for adults who have been reported missing by family members. The changes took effect on Friday.
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