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Families Of Missing Relatives Encouraged To Submit DNA At ‘Identify The Missing’ Event

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Authorities are urging family members of missing relatives to attend an event next week where their DNA will be logged and tested against unidentified human remains.

The “Identify the Missing” event will be held  Thursday June 26 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, located at 1300 East Warren Avenue.

Families are asked to bring at least two biological donors, police reports, photos, dental records and x-rays of their missing loved ones when they attend the event.

Michigan has over 4,000 missing persons cases documented with law enforcement agencies, and there are currently 266 sets of unidentified human remains in the state. Family members who submit their DNA could provide the answers they are seeking in their loved one’s disappearance.

Local Identify the Missing events, along with continuing efforts, have resulted in solving 26 identifications cases — 16 of which were solved by matching DNA provided by family members.

For more information, contact Michigan State Police Trooper Sarah Krebs at 313-215-0675.

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