NamUs Media Contact:

Todd Matthews
Director, Case Management and Communications
J.Todd.Matthews@unthsc.edu
Phone: 817-408-6723


For Immediate Release - March 23, 2018

Second Annual NamUs “Missing in North Texas” day to be Held on April 22nd at UNT Health Science Center

FORT WORTH, TX – On April 22, 2018, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and UNT Health Science Center will host the second annual “Missing in North Texas” day for families who are impacted by the disappearance of a loved one.

On the day of the event, families are welcome to visit any time between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to file missing person reports, provide additional information to a NamUs missing persons case entry, and provide DNA samples for analysis and searching in the national missing persons DNA database. Family members are encouraged to bring any of the following information to complete or enhance a NamUs entry for their missing loved one:

  • Police reports or other documents related to the disappearance
  • X-rays, scans, and/or available medical records
  • Dental x-rays, treatment charts, and/or dentist information
  • Fingerprints (arrest, employment, military, driver’s license, etc.)

Local media will be in attendance, and if they choose to do so, family members will have the opportunity to be interviewed to share information about their missing loved one and raise awareness for their missing person case.

The event will be held in the Medical Education and Training (MET) building on the campus of the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is sponsored by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), and like all services provided by NamUs, is offered at no cost through funding by NIJ. For more information, or to download event flyers, visit: http://www.untfsu.com/northtexas.

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About NamUs

NamUs is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Funded and supported by the National Institute of Justice and managed in partnership through a cooperative agreement with the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, all NamUs resources are provided at no cost to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, allied forensic professionals, and family members of missing persons.

For more information, visit
www.NamUs.gov
or contact NamUs toll-free at
1-855-626-7600