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    The Unclaimed Persons Database (UPD) @ NamUS

    The UnClaimed Persons database (UCP) contains information about deceased persons who have been identified by name, but for whom no next of kin or family member has been identified or located to claim the body for burial or other disposition.

    https://claimus.org/

    ETA: Members can alphabetize the list by clicking "thread" at the top left area of the index page where it says "thread/thread starter".
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    Welcome to the Unclaimed Forum

    Welcome to the Unclaimed Forum.

    The Unclaimed are names of the dearly departed and their family is unknown.
    Our goal is to bring closure to the families that do not know there loved one has passed. If you see a loved ones name or have a missing loved one that you need help with or just have questions please feel to contact me. We are here to help and bring closure to families.

    You can search our forum here

    Unclaimed Persons - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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    Is the NamUs unclaimed kept up to date? I have googled several names from there only to find that WS has a "match" listed here.
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley


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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiedq View Post
    Is the NamUs unclaimed kept up to date? I have googled several names from there only to find that WS has a "match" listed here.
    I am wondering about this as well, but also for the California unclaimed database. I worked on several of these a while back and see some have been marked as "Match" or "Resolved" here, but the databases all show the cases as still open. Same for some other ones that I read through recently. The case links give no indication the cases are closed, but Websleuths has them marked as "Match" or "Resolved"?


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    I occasionally come back to this part of the forum just to check to see if any more of the "Match" and "Identified" flagged threads are reflected the same way in ClaimUs or elsewhere like the California database. It's beginning to worry me that it seems quite a few still show as open. I understand if LE or points of contact are slow to update, but so many? Is this an issue where the threads need to be followed up on and the case contacts re-contacted? Given how much research work has been put in by volunteers like LittleMissSunshine, Pink Panther, and sallen, it would be a pity to see all that research go to waste. On the other hand, if these are all matched and identified, and it's all just LE and the points of contact being slow, I'll feel much better that these people were reunited with family. Anyone have any guidance on this?
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    I've come across the same thing (I posted on James Raymond on here). He was marked matched in 2012, but still has an active case on claimus.org. I am a registered user on claimus/Namus so u have submitted a message to his contact/case manager over there. If I get a response, I'll let you know!


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    From Bessie: "Match" means a WS member was responsible for helping to ID the decedent, though s/he remains "unclaimed" by a family member.


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    Quote Originally Posted by windstorm View Post
    From Bessie: "Match" means a WS member was responsible for helping to ID the decedent, though s/he remains "unclaimed" by a family member.
    Thanks for the clarification, windstorm! Does this mean those cases should still be worked? Unclaimed cases seem to be where the decedent is already known, but next of kin needs to be identified. If the family member(s) identified by a WS member doesn't claim, it seems to make sense to search for other next of kin or perhaps more up-to-date next of kin contact information?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tifflee View Post
    Thanks for the clarification, windstorm! Does this mean those cases should still be worked? Unclaimed cases seem to be where the decedent is already known, but next of kin needs to be identified. If the family member(s) identified by a WS member doesn't claim, it seems to make sense to search for other next of kin or perhaps more up-to-date next of kin contact information?
    Hello Tifflee. Matched means the next of kin or "kins" is known and it's basically in the MEs hands at that point. Oftentimes, if next of kin is known, but the person us still Unclaimed, the next of kin has chosen not to claim the body for whatever reason. You will often see those cases in Claimus with an * by their name indicating next of kin (NOK) is known. There really isn't anything more we can do with those cases.

    At the present time, I am working on cleaning up the Unclaimed forum, so I have moved several cases into the "Matched/Resolved" sub forum because I need to fix links or something on the thread. So, there are several in there that aren't actually matched or resolved.

    All threads in the main Unclaimed section of the forum need worked on. Just jump in!


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