It's one thing to survive the nation's deadliest tornado. It's another to then try to track down your missing loved ones. For Joplin, Missouri, residents, part of the healing process is accounting for all the missing. But many families are frustrated by bureaucratic policies that are hampering their search efforts. Watch as these families try to learn the fate of their relatives and learn how you can help.
Frenzied families search for clues – Joplinâ€™s deadly tornado has left hundreds of residents missing. Surviving family members complain they arenâ€™t getting information quickly. Many have decided to go out on their own to find missing relatives.
Parents fight to claim sonâ€™s body – A Joplin, Missouri, couple is certain a tornado killed its 12-year-old son. But the pair's grief is compounded by the fact they cannot claim his body. The two have tried several times to locate their sonâ€™s remains, only to be met with bureaucracy. Watch their heart-wrenching plea to officials.
Where's Dee Ann Hayward?Â – Dee Ann Hayward was on her way to pick up food when the tornado hit. Her badly-damagedÂ car was found, but there was no sign of the her. Now, her children are trying to figure out what happened to their mother, searching morgues and even other states.
Never give up – Michael Hare's 16-year-old son, Lantz, has been missing since the deadly tornado hit Joplin and ripped his body from a car. An emotional Hare says all he wants is closure, and he no longer can wait for authorities to find his son. He's chasing every lead, which has led him across the city and outside the state.