To say he or she "went missing" is grammatically irresponsible.
No one can "go" missing.
To depart: he went, she went or they went.
Either they are missing or they are not.
To go implies an object. She goes to the store.
Went is the past tense of go, therefore it needs an object.
Missing is an adjective --it modifies a noun.
One cannot "go to a condition."
She/he went (somewhere) requires a noun not an adjective.
Go and went require a place, an object.
I go to..., she/he goes to..., they go to...
She/he is missing, was missing (from where).
She (He) was missed (at what time).
Nothing can went missing."
She/he is missing.
They are missing.
One will be missing from my television if she/he keeps murdering the English language.
© Janet Goodrich