Press Center : Newsletter Editorials
Doe Network : "DNA Technology"
Media Center Menu|
When a person was reported missing, their families could submit a toothbrush or a hairbrush to the investigators. They could then extract DNA from the source and submit it to a database, similar to the NCIC. When human remains were found, and there was no immediate identification, the same process could be done. Both sets of DNA would be in the same computer, and a check could be run to see if any of the DNA matched.
Although that would help so much with those people who were properly reported missing, I have my concerns with those who were not. Many people are not reported missing, and there are some that are reported missing by acquaintances that would not have access to their personal belongings.