FBI Missing Persons page (brief summaries and descriptions) – http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What sorts of circumstances do people disappear under?
- How long can missing person cases remain unsolved?
- What can kidnapping victims look like?
Clickable photographs of people either kidnapped or disappeared. Each record has a summary of the case, a description of the missing person and in some cases additional photos.
This site will be helpful in getting a feel for the situations that people disappear under. They might also help as short story prompts.