NamUs was developed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in partnership with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC). Although NamUs is a free web-based tool accessible to everyone, it is geared to law enforcement and medical examiners/coroners. Available 24/7, NamUs allows families and victim advocates to collaborate by providing thorough, primary source information about missing and unidentified persons cases in the United States.
From the NamUs Website:
- Press Release - More Than 15,000 Cases in New Database That Matches Missing Persons and Unidentified Dead Users Number 10,000 - May 2011
- Fact Sheet
- NamUs Success Stories
- Silent Mass Disaster
- Family Guide to DNA
- Law Enforcement / Death Investigator Brochure
- Forensic Odontology Brochure
- One Page Flyer
NamUs in the News
- People Magazine - Finding Lost Loved Ones, April 2011
- Washington Post - NamUs team nominated for Service to America Medal, August 2011
- New York Times - August 8th, 2012
- Majority Of Missing Persons Cases Are Resolved - May 7, 3013
- CNN - Oklahoma lake bodies: Diver, trooper recount discovery - September 2013
- Al Jazeera America: When adults go missing, only questions remain - February 2014
- Orange County Register - Seeking the lost: federal database may hold answer, February 2014
- Las Vegas Sun - The mystery of the baby in the body bag, March 2014
DNA Testing of Unidentified RemainsThe University of North Texas Health Science Center is coordinating with medical examiners' and coroners' offices, the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Center for Missing Adults and law enforcement agencies to identify, collect and perform DNA analysis on unidentified remains and reference samples.
For more information, contact the Center for Human Identification at 1-800-763-3147 or email@example.com.