Below is a link to the National Missing and Unidentified Person’s System to assist you with your Missing Person’s cases.
The Missing Persons Database contains information that can be entered by anyone. Before a missing persons case will appear on this Web site, however, it will be validated. The site also provides links to state clearinghouses, medical examiners and coroners, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation. There’s over 100,000 known missing persons in the USA.
The Unidentified Decedents Database contains information entered by medical examiners and coroners. Anyone can search the database using characteristics such as sex, race, distinct body features and dental information. There are up to 50,000 cases of unidentified remains in the USA.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is the first national repository for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. Unidentified decedents are people who have died and whose bodies have not been identified.
NamUs consists of two databases that anyone can search. The Justice Department hopes that law enforcement officials and the public will use the databases to share information to solve cases.
All users are on the same page, the same core data. But law enforcement users have a more intense level of access to information not available to the public. So the system can be used as an investigative and communication tool.
We encourage law enforcement to register for access to the system as soon as possible.