CANADA New $8.1M DNA program will help police crack missing persons case.

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    Lengthy article..

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...na-index-for-missing-persons/article21312767/

    "The amended act will establish criteria for adding and retaining DNA profiles and, importantly, will specify which DNA profiles in the existing and new indices will be compared against one another. The latter is a sticking point for people like Ms. Peterson, who want their loved ones’ DNA cross-checked against, for example, the crime scene index and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, which said it does not object to a national missing-persons databank so long as it is tightly secured and independent from the existing indices.

    On Monday, Mr. Boisvenu specified that the index containing relatives’ DNA would be restricted from comparison to the crime scene index and convicted offenders index, implying that the other two new indexes – related to missing persons and human remains – would, on the other hand, be compared against the criminal indices."
     
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    "The MPI will be one of five new indices created in the RCMP’s National DNA Data Bank. The new index will help coroners, medical examiners and police investigate cases of missing persons and unidentified remains. The legislation will be known as “Lindsey’s Law”, named after Lindsey Nicholls who disappeared in 1993. Her mother Judy Peterson has worked tirelessly to advocate for the creation of a DNA based missing persons index and petitioned for the passage of legislation."

    http://www.kelownanow.com/news/nati...nt_Announces_DNA_Database_for_Missing_Persons
     
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    This is really exciting and long overdue!!
     
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    finally! this is awesome!
     
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