Missing Persons of America was started by Jerrie Dean in February 2011 and one year later has reached 1 million visitors. (2.7 million in 2013) 4 million so far in 2014.
MPofA's goal is to provide information to all missing persons in America. MPofA knows that not all missing persons are treated equally and some get more media attention than others, so the website was born to provide a place for all missing persons to get equal national attention.
It has also proven to be a place where people can leave comments and tips about a missing person.
Jerrie is an advocate for missing persons in America. She has done interviews on her articles with “BBC News,” "LA Times," “Fox News, and the "Discovery Channel,” and was featured on the Investigative Discovery Channel show, "Happily N'ever After," talking about the Cassie Cotta story. Jerrie was the first to break the story when the McStay family was located, and the first to bring out a connection regarding the Laura Simonson Case. Jerrie is a source for news media all over the U.S. because of the information she receives from years of developing relationships with family of the missing and confidential sources, that although asked, politely declines to divulge. Click here to see her list of interviews.
In November 2013, Jerrie began her new radio segment called Missing Persons of America that airs on KNSJ 89.1 PM.
Jerrie has been quoted by the media on the subject of missing persons and on how social media has become a major factor in helping to locate missing persons, since the release of her book, "How to Use Social Media to Help you find a Missing Person
Jerrie lives in California with her husband and sons and spends each and every day trying to bring attention to missing person cases in America through her website and her Missing Person's column.
Jerrie has first-hand knowledge of the anguish a missing person has on the family. Her own twin brothers and sister were missing for 10 years until a Private Investigator tracked them down.
Jerrie provides assistance to the families of missing persons, so they have a way to get information out that their loved one is missing, and she welcomes families to contact her, so she can help get the information out.
Plus, Jerrie's abilities to "snoop" out and find information through social media is unlike what anyone else does. She is able to find out information that the media wouldn't dare print.
Jerrie spends hours researching cold cases that other media outlets have forgotten to bring attention back to the missing person. She is passionate about each and every case and wants to encourage others to always keep a look out for missing person's in their area.
If you would like Jerrie to be a guest speaker or would like an interview or just need more in-depth information about any of the cases she has covered, you can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.