December has seen a sharp increase in the numbers of those who have been reported missing.
We were unable to get in touch with Maxwell Whitlam, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, though sources say he has been seen lying on the floor on top of paperwork.
Instead we spoke with Deputy Head Hermione Weasley, who assures us they are doing everything they can to find the missing people.
When questioned whether the department sees ties between these disappearances, Weasley said, "All those missing are pureblood, but that is only a small common factor. At this stage, nothing else suggests they are related."
No bodies have yet been found.
If you know anything, or see anything suspicious, contact the auror department.
It is January at last, and didn't December feel like it went for an age? It must have been all of those end of year celebrations. But in case you were not partied out just yet, the Historical Society of Magic is throwing a Winter Party cross exhibit on the infamous Gellert Grindewald later this month.
We'll be keeping our eyes posted to see whether MACUSA President Orville Rotschild crashes this British event - hopefully with less broken champagne towers this time.
Anyone wishing to attend is requested to RSVP to the Historical Society of Magic by the 7th of January.