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Overview: the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse

Posted at 9:33 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 23:33:58-05

The recent disappearance of Amy Harding-Permann in Great Falls has some people wondering about other people reported missing in our community.

Currently, there are 12 people officially listed as missing in Great Falls, according to the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • ANDERSON, MISTY VICTORIA
  • ARREDONDO, EMILIO CRUCITO
  • BRANNON, JAIME JO
  • DUTCHER, SARI ASHTEN
  • GAIBOR-INTRIAGO, KATHERINE
  • GOFF, TAMARA LEWISON
  • LONG, DORIAN CALEB
  • NGO, MIRELA VERONA
  • PERMANN, AMY ELAINE
  • RAMSAY, ZACHARY XERXES
  • SCOTT, ANNA MARIE
  • STRUSS, VICTOR JOHN

Some of those 12 people have been listed as missing for years, others weeks or months.

By way of comparison, here is the number of people currently listed as missing in the other large Montana towns: Helena 6; Missoula 17; Billings 26; Bozeman 3; Kalispell 12; Butte 5.



The Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse is a database maintained by the Montana Department of Justice. It is searchable by name and/or location, and available on the MT DOJ website .

The MT DOJ implemented the database in March 2008, and says that it is updated in real time and includes any photos provided by law enforcement.

The Missing Persons Clearinghouse:

  • Assists law enforcement agencies in entering the necessary information into state and national databases, and in identifying missing and unidentified persons
  • Provides general assistance and information to the public concerning missing persons in Montana
  • Works closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other state clearinghouses to aid in locating children who have been unlawfully taken out of Montana or brought into Montana
  • Maintains an online database of missing persons in Montana to ensure that elementary and secondary schools throughout the state are aware of school-age children who are missing.

The Missing Persons List displays each person's:

  • Name
  • Aliases (including nicknames)
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Date of last contact – this is usually, but not always, the date the individual was reported missing

Missing Person Details typically provides a description of the individual. It may also state where he or she was last seen and include photos of other individuals the missing person was believed to be with. In situations in which a young child has been missing for a long period, there may be an “age-progressed” photo that shows what the child may look like now.

A missing person’s information may include other dates of birth if the individual used more than one birth date, or if family or friends provided differing birth dates.

Anyone with information about any of the people listed as missing is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency.