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    Technology used by NCMEC helps ID child missing since 1852

    A computerized facial reconstruction created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was recently used to help identify a mystery youth who died in 1852. It is one of several modern-day technologies that are used by NCMEC’s Cold Case Unit to identify the remains of long-term missing children from around the United States.

    The Smithsonian Institution, which frequently works with NCMEC to identify the remains of unidentified missing children from modern times, contacted the center as part of its efforts to determine the identity of William T. White, whose body was found in an iron coffin by construction workers digging beneath a gas line in Washington, D.C. in 2005. NCMEC created a facial reconstruction of White, who was about 15 when he died 155 years ago. The youth was identified last week.

    More at link:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...US&PageId=3407
    Last edited by Cubby; 04-26-2010 at 11:54 AM.

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    Now if only someone could find and identify Charley Ross. He's been missing for nearly as long.

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    It's be nice to know exactly how he was identified. Who recognized him from 1852?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily View Post
    Now if only someone could find and identify Charley Ross. He's been missing for nearly as long.
    Wouldn't it be something to have the answer to that mystery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie View Post
    It's be nice to know exactly how he was identified. Who recognized him from 1852?
    Through a family tree, I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by outofthedark View Post
    Through a family tree, I think
    Oh yes, I'm sure. I'd just love to know the exact story of how it all came about. I'm an avid genealogy researcher and I would really, really like to know the details of this story. I find it very fascinating



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