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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 11, 2019

On average, 600,000 people go missing and 4,400 unidentified bodies are recovered each year across the nation. Initiatives such as the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) are helping connect families to their missing loved ones. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, NamUs bills itself as a “clearinghouse and resource center” where people, information, technology and forensic science intersect. No national laws require agencies to submit information to NamUs, but some states have adopted such laws, including Tennessee. As of the end of August, 506 missing people and 115 unidentified bodies have been registered with the system in the state. Read more in this story authored by the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal and reprinted in the Tennessean.