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It's your mother, your child, your partner, your friend. One day they are there and the next they have gone. It's as if they have disappeared from the face of the Earth.

For the first few weeks you jump at every phone call. In the pit of your stomach there is a nameless dread that the phone call will bring the news you've been fearing. Then nothing, endless days of nothing. Families and friends tell the same stories about their loved one who suddenly goes missing.

Years pass and they never give up hope, even if it is only the hope that the remains of their daughter, parent, wife or husband will be found, so they can mourn and accept their loss.

Every year, about 35,000 Australians are reported missing. Most are located, but then there are those who never return home, leaving the lives of those close to them in limbo.

Read some of their stories here.

Source: news.com.au