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Click the button at right to download a fillable, standardized missing person case intake packet. This packet can be given to family members of missing persons to complete, or it can be used by investigators to gather necessary information on a missing person. This packet will assist in gathering the information needed to enter a missing person report into the National Missing & Unidentified Person System (NamUs), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), missing person clearinghouses, and non-profit missing person organizations.
These Data Collection Entry Guides will assist investigators in gathering and documenting the information needed for an accurate and complete NCIC entry on a missing or unidentified person. Each packet also contains instructions and guidance for dentists and forensic odontologists, to ensure that accurate and complete dental information is collected and coded. These Data Collection Entry Guides are PDF forms which can be filled prior to printing and/or distributed electronically. Click the links below to download each Data Collection Entry Guide.
PKU/Guthrie cards are collected on all infants born in United States hospitals, and are an excellent direct reference sample, especially for missing children who were adopted and no biological parents are known or available for collection. Click the button at right to download a PDF listing of PKU/Guthrie card points of contact and retention policies for each state. This list was compilied through a 2010 research project conducted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), under the direction of Cold Case Manager Pamela Reed. Policies and points of contact within each state are subject to change.
Click the button at right to download a Microsoft Access database designed to assist you in organizing DNA collections for missing and unidentified persons. The database requires Microsoft Access version 2007 or higher to run. After saving and opening the database, you may receive a message indicating that some of the content has been disabled. You will need to click on "Options", then "Enable this content" in order to fully open the database. There are two sample records entered into the database (one missing person and one unidentified person case). These have been included to demonstrate how the database and reports function and can be deleted or overwritten as you begin to use the system.
The database can easily be modified by your agency if you would like to add your own logos, specialized reports, etc. To edit the database, you must bypass the startup features by holding the [SHIFT] key while the database opens and while you enable the content (if you received this message on startup).