NamUs is managed by the
UNT Health Science Center
and funded, with additional oversight, by the
National Institute of Justice
through cooperative agreement number 2011-MU-BX-K063.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


University of North Texas Health Science Center
Medical Education and Training (MET) Building, Room 109
1000 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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Who Should Attend?

Families and friends impacted by the disappearance of a loved one and the organizations that assist in bringing them home.

Can Family Members Provide DNA Samples?

If no DNA has been collected for a missing person case, at least two biological relatives are encouraged to attend and provide DNA samples to be used in the search for their missing loved one. Families will be asked to sign a consent form prior to collection, and DNA samples will only be searched against the unidentified person index of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

What Should Families Bring?

Family members are encouraged to bring any of the following information available for their missing loved one:

  • Police reports or other documents related to disappearance
  • X-rays, scans, or available medical records
  • Dental x-rays, treatment charts, or dentist information
  • Availability of fingerprints (arrest, employment, military, etc.)
  • Event Contact

    B.J. Spamer
    Director, NamUs Forensic and Analytical Services
    Phone: 817-735-5473

    Information for Exhibitors

    Limited exhibitor space is offered at no cost to criminal justice agencies, non-profit organizations, or other agencies offering free victim services or resources. For more information, download the Exhibitor Request Form.

    Sponsored by the
    National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

    A program of the National Institute of Justice

    And hosted by the
    University of North Texas Health Science Center