The NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) has a new search tool. They have launched an interactive map of unidentified human remains cases combined with a database. The interface has the map and the data on one screen making is super easy and eye-friendly.
On the map (click here) you can search the all 50 states for cases. In the gallery you will find topography, street maps, and more. In the legend you can select genders. There is even a printing option so you can make you own customized PDF of for example all female human remains found in Arizona on cul-the-sacs.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1984 by the United States Congress. In September 2013, the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, and the President of the United States reauthorized the allocation of $40 million in funding for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as part of Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013.
The map is not complete. Search for Pulaski County, Missouri and you will not find the Pulaski County Jane Doe we featured here on my blog. She was found in 1981 and was between 25-40 years old. She is not on the NCMEC map. The case that NCMEC describes was entered into NamUs.
As you can see, we still have a lot of work to do in the field of cold cases. Databases are incomplete or lack cross-references. Not all cases have a web presence. Let’s make it a New Year’s Resolution to keep working on this!