Petition Closed
Petitioning Congressman, Gus Bilirakis

Kelly's Law - Require NCIC Listing for Adult Missing Persons within 12 hrs.

The NCIC database enables State and Federal law enforcement  to enter a missing persons name and match records in the event of a recovery, the location of remains, or other evidence associated with the missing person. Having the most complete listing of missing persons across the country would increase the chances of either finding the missing person alive and safe, or recovering their remains and giving their family the answers they so desperately need and deserve.

Currently, The National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 requires each federal, state, and local law-enforcement agency to enter information about missing children younger than the age of 18 into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database The Act also establishes state reporting requirements.
The law was Amended in 2006 to require entering a child 20 or younger into the database within 2 hours of them being reported missing. There is no requirement for adults 21 and over, let alone a time frame.

We are fighting for this law in honor and in memory of Kelly Rothwell who has been missing since March 12th, 2011 and has since been presumed deceased.

To date, Kelly Rothwell does not appear in the NCIC database.

 

Letter to
Congressman, Gus Bilirakis
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Congressman, Gus Bilirakis.

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The Honorable Gus Bilirakis
407 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congressman Bilirakis:

I am requesting that you sponsor a bill to require State and federal law enforcement agencies to enter the name and related information of a missing person into the NCIC Database of missing persons within 12 hours of the initial missing persons report.

The National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 requires each federal, state, and local law-enforcement agency to enter information about missing children younger than the age of 18 into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database The Act also establishes state reporting requirements.
This law was Amended in 2006 to require entering the child into the database within 2 hours of them being reported missing. There is no requirement for adults 21 and over.

The NCIC database enables law enforcement all over the country to enter a person’s name and match records in the event of a recovery, the location of remains, or other evidence associated with the missing person. This is vital especially if the person has been taken over State Lines. Having the most complete listing of missing persons across the county would increase the chances of either finding the missing person alive and safe, or recovering their remains and giving their family the answers they so desperately need and deserve.


On March 12th, 2011, Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell disappeared from Pinellas County, FL and is presumed dead. To Date, her name does not appear in the NCIC Database. It is in her Honor and Memory that we ask for your help to assure that every missing person’s record is included.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Sincerely,