It sadly happens way too often not only in Texas but the entire world. A loved one goes off to school or work and is never heard from again.

Days turn to months, and months turn to years with no closure for families. The following are some cold cases in Abilene of those who have gone missing and are still to this day.

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Many times it happens to be a child. In fact, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are currently 294 active missing children reports in Texas, with two of those in Abilene.

What about missing adults/persons?

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS), there are 2,500 current missing person cases (these numbers include children) in the Lone Star State. Out of that number, there are twelve adults still missing from right here in Abilene.

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Please take a look at this gallery of all missing persons from Abilene. Contact the Abilene Police Department at 325-673-8331 or Abilene Crime Stoppers at 676-TIPS if you have information that might help solve any of these cases.

Abilene Missing Person Cold Cases

Here are 12 cold cases of missing persons who were last seen in Abilene, Texas.

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With your help, these missing persons might be found and reunited with their loved ones.

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