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A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



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According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

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Ylva Annika Hagner
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
Hagner, date, approximate 1996; Hagner's car
Date Missing 10/14/1996
Missing From
Belmont, California
Missing Classification Endangered Missing
Sex Female
Race
White
Date of Birth 08/04/1954 (68)
Age 42 years old
Height and Weight 5'5, 110 pounds
Associated Vehicle(s) Black 1992 Honda Civic with the California license plate number 2BBS966 (accounted for)
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Red hair, blue eyes. Hagner has a fair complexion. She is a Swedish national and speaks Swedish, German and English and has a Swedish accent. Hagner's first name is pronounced "Eel-vah." At the time of her disappearance, her hair was very long, past her shoulders.
Details of Disappearance Hagner was employed as a software marketing manager at a small company called Ixos Software in 1996. The business was located in an office building at Sixth Avenue in Belmont, California at the time, fifty yards down the hall from the Belmont Police Department administrative offices; it has since changed locations.
Hagner was last seen at her office at approximately 9:30 p.m. on October 14, 1996 by an executive who headed out for home, leaving her alone there. She has never been heard from again. Her black 1992 Honda Civic with the California license plate number 2BBS966 was discovered abandoned on October 17, 1996, three days after she initially disappeared.
The vehicle had been parked south of the Belmont/San Carlos border in California on the corner of El Camino Real and Spring Street in front of the Days Inn motel. This location is a mile and a half away from Ixos Software. The car was unlocked and the keys were still in the ignition.
There was no sign of Hagner at the scene and her purse was also missing. A photo of her car is posted with this summary. No sign of forced entry was found at the office, and there was also no blood or evidence of a struggle there or at her car.
Hagner usually turned off her computer and straightened up the items on her desk when she left; however, on the night of her disappearance, her computer was left turned on and papers were strewn across her desktop.
Hagner was a resident of Palo Alto, California in 1996. She was studying for a master's degree in liberal arts at Stanford University at the time she vanished. Her loved ones describe her as outgoing, cultured and "Bohemian," but responsible. She is well-traveled and enjoys the outdoors.
Hagner's family and friends have stated that it is uncharacteristic of her to disappear in such a manner voluntarily. They stated that she was being harassed and stalked by a male acquaintance prior to her disappearance and also that he failed a lie-detector test about her .
Hagner's parents and brother lived in Sweden at the time she disappeared; her father has since died. She had no relatives in California at the time she went missing. She is a Swedish national and had been living in the United States for about twelve years prior to her disappearance; she was a resident of the U.S.
Authorities believe Hagner was abducted by someone she knew and trusted, such as a family member or friend. Her remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency
Belmont Police Department
650-595-7400
Palo Alto Police Department
650-329-2348
Other
Ylva's Memorial
Belmont Police Department
KRON 4: the Bay Area's News Station
The San Francisco Examiner
The Child Seek Network
What happened to our Ylva?
The San Francisco Chronicle
California Attorney General's Office

Missing Person Photos

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



Missing Person Photos

Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

Missing Person Photos