It's striking how many missing persons posters you see when wandering around Krakow. They follow the same format: a bolded or capped paragraph topped by an image that looks like a photocopy of a photocopy of a scanned photograph. My friend and native Pole Elwira says they are made by the families and friends of the missing, not by the police.
A Krakow Post article says that the Polish police have a lower rate of closing these cases than Western nations because of understaffing the missing persons department; an independent agency, ITAKA, organizes searches and works with the police.
This is Seweryn, a teenager who boarded a bus to Krakow at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon and never returned.
The woman below is everywhere. I've passed her on every other street. She's been missing for four years, and a friend is conducting the search. Her information notes that she had no dimples; her interests were animal husbandry, cosmetology, and the paranormal.
She has a size 11 ring finger, a warm voice, and the name listed is not her real name.