About NamUs

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a powerful, free tool to assist law enforcement officers, medical examiners, coroners, allied criminal justice professionals, and the family members of missing persons in resolving these cold cases. NamUs combines online database technology with forensic and analytical resources to solve long-term missing and unidentified person cases.

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Emily Craig, Ph.D.

Special Projects, NamUs Critical Incident

After earning a Ph.D. in forensic physical anthropology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Dr. Craig became Kentucky's state forensic anthropologist and served with the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office until her retirement in 2010. In this capacity, Dr. Craig was responsible for the scene recovery and laboratory analysis of decomposed, charred, and skeletal remains, and she was a key member of Kentucky's incident Response Team. Dr. Craig is currently a Fatality Management Partner with the Department of Public Heath and a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT).

Between 2011 to 2015, Dr. Craig served as Regional System Administrator for NamUs. A recognized expert in fatality management and critical incident response, Dr. Craig is currently on special assignment to help bring critical incident components to a planned upgrade of the NamUs software.

In addition to the crash of Comair 5191 in Lexington in 2006, Dr. Craig has participated in federal-level victim identification efforts in the Branch Davidian Incident in Waco Texas, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Dr. Craig has authored, co-authored, and illustrated dozens of scientific articles and contributed to numerous professional textbooks. She also wrote "Teasing Secrets from the Dead", a narrative non-fiction book published by the Crown Division of Random House.

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Cell: 817-666-5425