(1) “Missing child” or “missing juvenile”, any person who is under the age of seventeen years, whose temporary or permanent
residence is in the state of Missouri or who is believed to be within the state of
Missouri, whose location has not been determined, and who has been reported as missing
to a law enforcement agency;
(2) “Missing child report”, a report prepared on a standard form supplied by the Missouri state highway patrol
for the use by private citizens and law enforcement agencies to report missing children
or missing juvenile information to the Missouri state highway patrol;
(3) “Missing person”, a person who is missing and meets one of the following characteristics:
(a) Is physically or mentally disabled to the degree that the person is dependent
upon an agency or another individual;
(b) Is missing under circumstances indicating that the missing person's safety may
be in danger;
(c) Is missing under involuntary or unknown circumstances; subject to the provisions
of (a), (b), (d), (e), and (f) of this subsection;
(d) Is a child or juvenile runaway from the residence of a parent, legal guardian,
(e) Is a child and is missing under circumstances indicating that the person was or
is in the presence of or under the control of a party whose presence or control was
or is in violation of a permanent or temporary court order and fourteen or more days
have elapsed, during which time the party has failed to file any pleading with the
court seeking modification of the permanent or temporary court order;
(f) Is missing under circumstances indicating that the person was or is in the presence
of or under the control of a party whose presence or control was or is in violation
of a permanent or temporary court order and there are reasonable grounds to believe
that the person may be taken outside of the United States;
(4) “Patrol”, the Missouri state highway patrol;
(5) “Registrar”, the state registrar of vital statistics.
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