Missing and Unidentified Person Program Overview
The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory located in Fort Worth, Texas. Using grant funding from the National Institute of Justice, UNTCHI provides the following services related to missing and unidentified person investigations:
All DNA profiles for missing and unidentified persons are uploaded to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) for searching and comparison.
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 26, 2017, THE MISSING PERSONS UNIT OF THE UNT CENTER FOR HUMAN IDENTIFICATION IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW DNA SAMPLE SUBMISSIONS EXCEPT FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS. WE ARE WORKING ON POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AND HOPE THAT THIS SITUATION IS TEMPORARY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to DNA submissions and analyses.
DNA samples related to a missing person or unidentified humans remains case can be submitted to UNTCHI at the mailing address listed below. All samples should be submitted with appropriate UNTCHI submission paperwork, which can be found in UNTCHI collection kits, or can be downloaded below. If you have questions or need further assistance with a DNA collection or submission, contact the UNTCHI Missing/Unidentified Person Program at any of the numbers listed below.
|UNT Center for Human Identification|
|Attention: Evidence Custodian|
|CBH 6th Floor|
|3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard|
|Fort Worth, TX 76107|
|Evidence Custodian Email:||Jennifer.Urbina@unthsc.edu|
|Missing Persons Email:||MissingPersons@unthsc.edu|
|CODIS Administrator Email:||CODIS@unthsc.edu|