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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There are elections for more 400 local councillors in the Anglia region in the biggest test of political opinion since the General Election.
An 18-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of Liam Hunt, while three others have been found guilty of manslaughter.
Showers, possibly heavy and thundery in places at first, will die out this evening. Sunny spells and a few showers on Thursday.