1st Missing Persons Day In Hamilton County To Be Held Nov. 4

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner and NamUs, in conjunction with the Hamilton County Regional Forensic Center, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Chattanooga Police Department, are coordinating the First Missing Persons Day in Hamilton County to help families reconnect with missing loved ones.

Any and all family and friends of a person missing more than a month are invited to attend the free event that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hamilton County Courts Building, 600 Market St. in Chattanooga.

Attendees can:

• Enter information into the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs);

• Provide DNA samples;

• Connect with law enforcement and other families; or

• Report family members missing more than one month, if not done previously.

Things to bring:

• ID photos of the missing person;

• X-rays, dental records, medical records and other identifying documents;

• Attendance by two biologically related family members of the missing person to provide DNA samples (cheek swabs); and

• Police reports.

For more information, contact Fran Wheatley at frances.wheatley@tn.gov, 1-844-860-4511 or Amy Dobbs at amy.dobbs@unthsc.edu.


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