NamUs stands for National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. It is used by medical examiners, law enforcement, and family of missing people. It is vital that NamUs remains in use.
NamUs helps with forensic services (NamUs compares DNA, dental records, and fingerprints on behalf of law enforcement agencies as they house records for most of the cases in their system), investigative services, victim services, and keeps a database utilized by most law enforcement agencies when they want to solve a missing or unidentified person case. It is especially vital in cases where a person died in a state different than the one they went missing from, as NamUs has an amazing search system, which makes it easy to compare cases from different states.
NamUs cares about every case and the professionals at NamUs always try everything they can to help solve cases, something law enforcement cannot always relate to. There is NO reason why NamUs should be defunded. Please help save NamUs by signing this petition. Missing and unidentified people are humans, family members, and unfortunately not at rest.