A person who, for whatsoever reason, is missing from his residence or who has departed to parts unknown, concerning whose whereabouts no information is forthcoming. 1 Am J2d Absent § 1. Absentees may be those of whom little or nothing may be known. They may be dead. See Re Estate of Kite, 194 Iowa 129, 187 NW 585, 24 ALR 850. See absence; absence from the state; absence out of the state.

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