Then, when there is an update, change your post to reflect it, but if the victim or body has been found, then please remove the post. There are still bad characters looking to capitalize on the situation. They might use the photo to pull a scam or even make life dangerous for the found or rescued person and his family. There is too much personal information about them posted so please remove the post – for their safety and privacy. The previously missing person needs to heal in peace – without prying eyes. Children are especially vulnerable – making them targets for trafficking so take those photos and descriptions down because they are already traumatized.
A friend’s son went missing some years ago and I shared it – but LostNMissing, Inc. (a great organization to help track down and find people and a resource to help the families) asked me to take it down once he was found, so I did. If only more people would remove the post, then the photos and personal information are no longer available for bad actors to take advantage of. It’s easy on Facebook – there are 3 dots to the right side of your post. Click on them and you can edit or delete it. Hit delete and it will go away.
Once the case is closed, whether the person is found or their body is found, then remove the post, for the privacy and safety or the person and his or her family. There is too much information about the person plus a photo. Take them down so bad people don’t lock onto them and start scamming or something worse.
LostNMissing, Inc. explains much more in the guidelines. If you know a missing person, contact them here and see what to do next. PR Child and Baby Safety Give Your Child a Secret Phrase Home Safety