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Welcome

Light The Way Missing Persons Advocacy Project was founded on the principles of providing the families and loved ones of missing persons a full circle experience, where we use our investigative skills and research tools, as well as our passion for advocacy to locate missing individuals.


Our small, private team attempts to locate missing persons by using various open source investigation techniques and provides a wide variety of awareness and advocacy campaigns for missing persons such as:

  • assisting in planning candlelight vigils

  • coordinating authorized community volunteer searches

  • spearheading fundraising events for reward funds

  • planning in person community gatherings

  • initiating and maintaining social media campaigns

  • connecting families with media outlets

  • creating flyers, billboards, and websites for missing persons awareness
     

At Light The Way we believe in treating missing persons, their families, and loved ones with empathy and compassion and we understand that every person deserves to be found.

We have the right to choose which cases are accepted and what services are needed at our own discretion.

Engage with Empathy Campaign

Light The Way proudly supports and encourages Julie Murray's Engage With Empathy Campaign. The #EngageWithEmpathy Campaign unites survivors of true crime, supporters, & content creators as we make the difficult journey for those struggling with loss a little more bearable.
 

​​​CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES:

  • To offer support and solace to those struggling with loss and trauma.

  • To educate content creators on the lasting effects their content has on those who have the most at stake in the stories they cover.

  • To educate the public on how to identify responsible and ethical true crime content.

  • To engage the true crime community on issues important to victims and families left behind in the wake of these tragedies. 



#EngageWithEmpathy Campaign - Maura Murray (mauramurraymissing.org)

Important Events

Limited edition SUPER OAKLEY apparel for sale now!

"I'm SUPER Oakley!" is what Oakley Carlson told her loving foster parents Jamie Jo and Erik Hiles, as she smiled and leaped into the air. Oakley was discovered missing on December 6, 2021, and over the last two years Oakley's community, known as Oakley's Angels, has come together to honor the little girl whose voice was silenced by the adults in her life that were deemed with the job of keeping her safe. 

This year on the second anniversary since Oakley was found to be missing, we would like to raise our voices in support of Oakley and the Hiles family and continue to raise funds for her reward fund. Limited edition SUPER OAKLEY t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for sale. All proceeds will go to the Oakley Carlson Reward Fund which is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in Washington State.

There is currently a reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Oakley Carlson. In lieu of the reward not being claimed or extended, the funds would then be used at the discretion of Jamie Jo and Erik Hiles. Examples include: service and headstone, if necessary, college fund, scholarship in Oakley’s name, trust fund for Oakley’s siblings, etc.

To purchase your limited-edition Oakley shirt, click here!

Super Oakley tee front
Super Oakley tee back
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