In this chapter, "missing adult" means any person:
I. Who is 18 years of age or older;

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 106-J:1

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of these laws, shall mean the section next preceding or following that in which such reference is made, unless some other is expressly designated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:13
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9

II. Whose residence is in New Hampshire or is believed to be in New Hampshire;
III. Who has been reported to a law enforcement agency as missing; and
IV. Who falls within one of the following categories:
(a) The person is under proven physical or mental disability, thereby subjecting himself or herself or others to personal and immediate danger;
(b) The circumstances indicate that the person’s physical safety may be in danger;
(c) The circumstances indicate that the person’s disappearance may not have been voluntary; or
(d) The person is missing after a catastrophe.