Alpo Posted March 1 Share Posted March 1 This is based on television shows. Almost all of my knowledge about police and law and lawyers and courts and all that crap comes from television shows. So it's most likely wrong. Just about every TV show where somebody is missing, they say that you have to wait 24 hours before you report it. Couple of shows they've said you had to wait 48 hours before you report it. Now I understand that does not apply to children. Amber alert. Soon as you notice the kid's gone, tell the cops. But I'm talking adults. So is there a required amount of time you're supposed to wait? There was a Castle episode one time. Girl went missing 5 years ago. Her frozen body turns up. Turns out that her husband killed her and then, not knowing what to do with the body, had her in a chest freezer in a you-lock-it. But five years ago he just reported her missing. And they kept harping on HE WAITED AN ENTIRE DAY BEFORE REPORTING HER MISSING. Now as I said, based on my great legal experience from watching other cop shows you're supposed to wait an entire day. Aren't you? Or are you? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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