As many as 25,000 people were reported missing in the east last year.
Anglia News has spoken to one woman filled with anguish and fear for her missing father.
Ann Hawker from Hertfordshire's 88 year old father Gwyn Morris went missing from his care home two weeks ago.
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Starting cold and dry Boxing Day. Wet and windy later.
The Met Office has issued a yellow cold weather alert and there's the risk of snow in places later on Boxing Day.
Mostly dry and bright, but chilly. Frost tonight.