As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
The original title of the show was "Vanished", but when CBS opted to pick it up the title was changed to "Without a Trace". See more
There are a number of scenes which indicate that the show is actually shot in Los Angeles and not New York, where the show is supposed to take place. There are several supposed one way streets with double yellow lines painted down the middle (which do not exist in New York), large blue street signs (which are used in LA, as opposed to NY, which uses green street signs), and house numbers on each street painted into the sidewalk in front of each house, which is also not done in New York, but instead in Los Angeles. See more
[about transferring to another case
Okay, if you guys don't want to work on the case, I think you need to take it up with Jack.
Oh, we'd love to - it just seems like somebody doesn't want to leave his office today.
Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more
Referenced in The TV Set
Written and Performed by David Berkeley See more