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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Director, Forensic and Analytical Services
B.J. Spamer has served as a Director with NamUs at the UNT Health Science Center since 2011. In her current role, she provides leadership and strategic management for the NamUs program, oversees the forensic and analytical components of NamUs, develops and administers criminal justice training courses, monitors and reports grant performance matrices, creates and monitors program budgets, and develops grant applications. Ms. Spamer previously worked as an Intelligence Analyst with the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and as a Forensic Case Manager for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Ms. Spamer is a graduate of the DEA's Federal Law Enforcement Analysts Training (FLEAT) Academy and is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a B.A. in English from UMUC, and a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of North Texas.Contact Information: