According to World Population Review, there are currently 606 reported cases of missing people in New York State. To put that in perspective, that is 3 missing individuals out of 100 New York residents. That is way too many and our state isn't even close to having the most in the country. That distinction belongs to Alaska.

One case in particular has surfaced to public awareness in an attempt to located a teenager from the Capital Region. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our New York State Police this young man has been located. 

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State Police in Troop G out of Latham, New York are asking for your assistance in locating 14-year-old Peter Duguid. He last had contact with his family on Wednesday April 12, 2023 at about 4pm.

Peter Duguid is described as 5’9” and approximately 150lbs. He is last known to be wearing a red tee shirt, dark colored sweatpants and dark shoes (see photo below) and is believed to be in the Scotia, NY area. If you have any information please contact State Police, Saratoga at 518-583-7000.

Find Law reports that most missing persons are found alive vs. the number of individuals that are never found at all. So, why do people go missing? Here are a few examples.

  • Many people simply get lost. Picture all those hikers in the woods of New York
  • Some people run away from home
  • Kidnapping or those under the influence of a third party
  • Health reasons such as dementia could cause someone to wander off and not know how to get back home.

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16 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- April 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 4/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.