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National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Online Resource

Agency: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

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National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

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Publication Date: 2021

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Funded and administered by the National Institute of Justice and managed through a cooperative agreement with the University of North Texas 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. NamUs connects law enforcement with tools and resources to resolve missing person cases, including state-of-the-art technology to securely store, share, and compare case information with other criminal justice professionals.


Collaboration and Partnerships Investigations Policy/Protocol Development

VAWA Crime(s):

Dating Violence Domestic Violence Trafficking in Tribal Nations/Communities


Investigator/Detective Other Role Prosecutor


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