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National Missing and Unidentified Persons System - NamUs

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System - NamUs The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) connects criminal justice agencies and families across the nation with information and FREE resources to resolve missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases.

NamUs is a program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) which is managed through a cooperative agreement with the UNT Center for Human Identification.

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21-year-old James Wiggins was last seen in Ruston, Louisiana in December 2002.  More information can be found in his #Na...
12/28/2020

21-year-old James Wiggins was last seen in Ruston, Louisiana in December 2002. More information can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/735. Please contact the Ruston Police Department if you have any information concerning the whereabouts of James Wiggins. #LouisianaMissing

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12/10/2020

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The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives today released a status report detailing accomplishments during its first year and outlining its strategy for the next 12 months. #OperationLadyJustice Learn more: https://operationladyjustice.usdoj.gov/olj_year_one_report

Investigators continue to search for Alisha's mother, Gwendolyn Clemons, who is currently listed in #NamUs as a missing ...
12/07/2020
Delta Dawn and her mother identified as Missouri woman, child missing since 1982

Investigators continue to search for Alisha's mother, Gwendolyn Clemons, who is currently listed in #NamUs as a missing person: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/73713. Please contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office if you have any information that might lead to the location of Gwendolyn Clemmons.

https://www.wlox.com/2020/12/03/delta-dawn-authorities-give-update-case-unidentified-child-found-dead/?fbclid=IwAR2U79cijWrfWxXF8785-UQw21AWgAZEHv8_BoiQaGyq3_bagKuG7dXXeRs

Nearly four decades after a child’s body was found in the Escatawpa River, she has been identified thanks to persistent investigators and DNA technology.

Even decades'-old cases can still be resolved.  Continually evolving forensic technology and dedication to cases that ha...
12/04/2020
WATCH LIVE at 11am: Authorities to give update on case of unidentified child found dead in 1982

Even decades'-old cases can still be resolved. Continually evolving forensic technology and dedication to cases that have gone "cold" can make resolution possible, no matter how much time has passed.

https://www.wlox.com/2020/12/03/delta-dawn-authorities-give-update-case-unidentified-child-found-dead/

It was 38 years ago this week when the body of a small child was found in the Escatawpa River under the I-10 bridge.

Victor Showers was last seen 24 years ago today on December 2nd, 1996, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More information regar...
12/02/2020

Victor Showers was last seen 24 years ago today on December 2nd, 1996, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/8241

From our families to all of yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

From our families to all of yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

From our families to all of yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

From our families to all of yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

The NamUs Analytical Team has a collective 25 years in analytical experience to help law enforcement resolve cases in Na...
11/24/2020

The NamUs Analytical Team has a collective 25 years in analytical experience to help law enforcement resolve cases in NamUs.

The NamUs Analytical and Case Support Division provides expanded investigative resources on cases reported to NamUs.Usin...
11/19/2020

The NamUs Analytical and Case Support Division provides expanded investigative resources on cases reported to NamUs.

Using advanced search tools and techniques, NamUs analysts can locate information such as indication of life or death for persons reported missing to NamUs. More than 75 percent of the missing persons cases reported to NamUs have been resolved with the person located alive. NamUs analysts perform detailed searches and analysis of potential activity after the date a person went missing. Activity such as the establishment of new utility accounts or legal actions can provide valuable leads to resolve cases.

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NamUs is fully funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and managed through a cooperative agreement with the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science's Center's UNT Center for Human Identification. By bringing people, information, forensic science, and technology together, NamUs helps resolve missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases nationwide, while providing support to victims and their families.

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21-year-old James Wiggins was last seen in Ruston, Louisiana in December 2002. More information can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/735. Please contact the Ruston Police Department if you have any information concerning the whereabouts of James Wiggins. #LouisianaMissing
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Lin Hy was last seen on November 15, 2020, in San Francisco, California. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/75861?nav
Michael Andrade was last seen on November 19, 2020, in Springfield, Virginia. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/75782?nav
Andrew Keegan was last seen on August 16, 2020, in East Atlanta, Georgia. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/72920?nav
Jesse Brumit Jr. was last seen August 20, 2020, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/74114?nav
Zada Zada was last seen on November 24, 2020, in Pasadena, Texas. More information regarding his disappearance can be found in his #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/76306?nav
Gladis Erazo-Hernandez was last seen on September 4, 2019, in Eagan, Minnesota. More information regarding her disappearance can be found in her #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/60787?nav
Amy Leagans was last seen on October 20, 2020, in Chandler, Arizona. More information regarding her disappearance can be found in her #NamUs case file: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/75359?nav