Database Seeks To Link Bodies, Families

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  1. AdoraBlue

    AdoraBlue I've been known to be a little too "woo-woo."

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    http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?p=535693

    Feb. 16, 2009

    (CBS) The Justice Department will unveil a computer database this week called NamUS, meant to bring answers, and perhaps even some peace and closure, to families searching for a missing loved one.

    There are 40,000 unidentified bodies and remains in the United States, reports 48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty reported on The Early Show Monday.

    Until now, there hasn't been any system to connect those remains with people looking for missing family members.

    But, says Moriarty, that's about to change, in part because of a determined mother in Ohio.



    I just saw this on TV.
     
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  3. AdoraBlue

    AdoraBlue I've been known to be a little too "woo-woo."

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    Sorry I didn't know we had a list of databases on the Lighting the Way Home threads.

    I am going to post this over there.
     
  4. Lucky 1

    Lucky 1 not all those who wander are lost....

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    Can someone tell me how to go about submitting a UID in NamUS for matching to a missing person also listed in NamUS? Or should I assume that any UID is automatically run against missing persons to rule them out? Help please! I have never done this before and do not know how to go about it. TIA!
     
  5. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    Hi, Lucky!!!

    Never assume they have run against one another...at least in my experience. :)

    You have a couple of options-you can contact the jurisdiction handling the MP case and suggest the UID as a possible match. Or, you can contact the ME listed on Identifyus for the UID and suggest the MP as a match.

    Do you want additional opinions on the match? If you do, pull up the MP thread here or the UID thread here, and we can weigh in.

    Good Luck!!!
     
  6. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    There is a very good article that explains this in the sticky at -

    A bigger picture - What every MP investigator/family member must know - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
     

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