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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Lori Bruski joined the UNT Center for Human Identification in December 2011 as a Regional System Administrator for NamUs. In her current role, Lori oversees the NamUs cases for Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. She also lectures on NamUs and forensic resources at criminal justice training events and attends public outreach events in her region.
Lori previously worked for ten years for the Michigan State Police, where her responsibilities included forensic DNA analysis, crime scene response, and bloodstain pattern interpretation.
Lori holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology with and additional major in Anthropology from Michigan State University, with a focus on forensic anthropology. She has been a member of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) since 2004 and currently sits on the MAFS Bylaws/Admin Rules Committee. She also served on the MAFS Audit Committee from 2011-2013 and the MAFS Membership Committee from 2008-2012. She has been a member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts since 2004 and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences since 2005.Contact Information: