'Missing: Dead Or Alive' Netflix Review: Stream It Or Skip It?

'Missing: Dead Or Alive' Netflix Review: Stream It Or Skip It?

Officer Vicki Rains is on her way to the house of an elderly woman who has been reported missing. She works in Richland's Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Department. She and her co-workers search the house and the grounds surrounding it. They talk to the neighbor who says the last time she saw the woman, Lorraine Garcia was a couple of days ago. At the house, the team finds strange things all around. Some special photos, and clothes that appear to belong to a female, are dumped outside the house. There is a room that is boarded from the outside. The house seems to be abandoned but used until recently. After delving deeper into Lorraine, Vicki finds that she lived with her son Tony Garcia. Tony is an ex-veteran who is known for his volatile temper and violent, unpredictable behavior. Vicki and her team Captain Heidi Jackson talk to more people, get search warrants, and relentlessly try to track down Tony Garcia. Meanwhile they also talk to Tony's ex-wife, who filed the missing person report. Lorraine had been afraid of her son. She had told her close confidantes that Tony made her do things she didn't like and feared for her life.
Missing Dead or Alive Review: True Crime Series With Multiple  Possibilities, That's Not Exaggerated!
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The officers working in the Richland Sheriff's Department are sincerely attached to their cases and the people missing. They are determined to save the person before something bad happens to them. Even though the whole series is about a team's race against time, the episodes are slow-paced, to the point of frustration. Especially when after waiting for one whole hour, you still end up not knowing what happened to Lorraine.
The subsequent episodes are about a pre-teen daughter who went missing along with her mother. An orphan who might have been abducted for human trafficking. And another man, who after winning a lottery, disappears without a trace.

The officers seem to find it difficult to detach themselves from the cases, so much so that Rains even considers moving states for her cases. They constantly are reminded of their time constraints, the monstrosity hiding in plain sight, and their race to look for the victims.
In the first episode, the docuseries team closely follows the accused, Tony Garcia. Tony was in the army and returned home with the trauma that comes from serving in the army. His delusion, violent nature, and PTSD make it hard for his family to stand by him. This backstory makes you empathize with Vicki Rains when she says that these people aren't essentially bad. They are good people who make bad decisions. But can every victim attest to that?