missing persons

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Update posted 19 hours ago

Petition to Missouri House of Representatives, Emanuel Cleaver

Help Find The Missing in Missouri, by mandating all cases be entered into NamUs.

Missouri residents, Please support a state level legislation to Help Find The Missing.  NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System was launched in 2007. It can be used by everyone from law enforcement to family members at no cost. NamUs provides a unified database for records and offers forensic services, investigative support and case management. Missouri missing person cases if entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) by law enforcement of jurisdiction then reside on Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse. Access to NCIC is only for criminal justice agencies whereas the clearinghouse is view-able by the public. The public, however, cannot input missing cases into the clearinghouse. Coroners and medical examiners are responsible for unidentified remains but there is no state clearinghouse. In a perfect world DNA, dental, and fingerprints are gathered and entered in appropriate databases but this is not happening. Families of the missing are forced to ambulance chase news reports of bodies found trying to leave no stone unturned. But, the current system has made for far too many stones, scattered everywhere. If someone goes missing and is found yet unidentified in another county, the chances of them falling through the cracks are far too great. NamUs can help bridge this gap. As of August 2018 there are 575 active missing adults from Missouri. Due to the disconnect, there is no listed number of unidentified remains but 108 are currently reported to NamUs. It only makes sense to have all unidentified and all missing persons in one government repository, NamUs. The perfect world exists for the families with NamUs but until all are utilizing this successful repository, the disconnects will continue. Families are being forced to suffer the trauma of unknown answers for months, years, and decades when in fact many of their loved ones have been found but the current system cannot make these matches and their reunification does not take place. Help Find the Missing Act has been passed in the following states: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Michigan. Let’s make Missouri the next to pass this necessary legislation to help end our silent disaster.

Case Ravel
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Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Harold H. Shaw

FBI needs to take over investigation into the Disappearance / Homicide of Maura Murray

Please listen to Fred Murray's interview with Christine James from WATD. This is WHY the FBI needs to TAKE OVER this case and get the answers.  'We The People' are asking for the FBI to take over the investigation into the Maura Murray Missing case that is surrounded by inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and what seems to be a lack of a proper investigation.    PLEASE check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary by the Texas Crew Production Team that will air Sept. 30th 2017 @ 9:00 pm on the Oxygen Network.    On February 9th 2004 Maura Murray's black 1996 Saturn SL2 was found disabled beside the road and the driver had vanished in the span of about 2 minutes. This occurred on Rte 112 in Haverhill NH around 7 pm at an area close to the Weathered Barn corner and was called into 9-1-1 at 7:27 by a witness (faith Westman) that lives on the corner and heard an acceleration and a thud. The Haverhill NH police determined the car spun out and hit a tree at the scene and Tim Westman is adamant that is what occurred as well, the Westman's DID NOT see the accident occur. Accident re-constructionist have since determined the Saturn did not hit any trees and that the damage was more than likely caused by a solid stationary object or a solid object at the same height as the damage on the Saturn and was consistent with that occurring. There was also a rag found stuffed into the tailpipe of the Saturn and was noticed by EMT personnel and the info was relayed to Sgt. Cecil Smith. The Officer then went to the 9-1-1 callers home and stated "Did you see the female, there was a rag stuffed in the tailpipe." WHY would he give out this info..? Law Enforcement has also pushed the suicide scenario as well as a walk away Drunk Driver from day one. WHY..? Witness statements of those passing by the scene have stated seeing an SUV cruiser with the #001 on it but this unit was not supposed to be on duty or involved in this incident at all. It has been stated by Haverhill PD that the #001 SUV was 'Out of Service' that evening and it is not possible the witness saw said SUV. The first officer officially on scene according the the dispatch log was #002 in a Sedan operated by Officer Cecil Smith. The BOL that evening was only put out to the incoming fire department unit which would have been coming from the West. There was no BOL put out to any other towns in the area especially to the East towards the Easton, Franconia, N. Woodstock and the Lincoln area. This is a concern because the route of travel for the Saturn was in the easterly direction towards these towns. On Tuesday February 10th 2004 a BOL was put out around noon and again this did not include any jurisdictions to the east. There are only a couple towns notified and these were all to the West. The search that evening consisted of talking to the 2 nearby 9-1-1 callers to get their info, other that that no other neighbors were talked to until 3 days later. Also the area to the EAST of the scene was NOT looked at until 72 hours later. The Saturn was traveling EAST when the car spun out and became disabled. We The People feel that Law Enforcement looked at this case in the wrong light and the so-called real investigation did not start til about one week later. We truly feel this investigation was handled improperly and since that evening things have only gotten much worse. There is much more to this case than meets the eye and the FBI is needed to bring answers to the case, closure to the Murray Family and Justice for all. We ask that once You sign this petition that You also write a sincere letter to the FBI requesting their involvement in the Mysterious case of Maura Murray that went missing... 13 1/2 years ago now. Please help this family put an end to the unanswered questions and let Fred Murray and loved ones have some final Peace and closure. FBI Boston One Center Plaza Suite 600 Boston, MA 02108 Phone: (617) 742-5533Fax: (617) 223-6327 E-mail: Special Agent in Charge: Harold H. Shaw Fred Murray, Maura's distraught father and his family has been trying for 11 1/2 years (now 13 1/2) to get the FBI inserted into this case. Mr. Murray now feels that the FBI needs to TAKE OVER the case and intensely look into the disappearance of his daughter Maura. Mr. Murray feels this is THE ONLY WAY TO SOLVE THE CASE. PLEASE help the Murray Family......You have the power to make a difference because 'WE ARE THE PEOPLE' and We have a voice. Thank You John E. Smith, Investigator @ Truth Seekers Investigations Group Bethlehem, NH 03574 I am a former NH Police Officer and a Private Detective for 6 years. This needs to be solved and people need to be able to trust their local law enforcement as well as feel that they are safe in their own community.  

Truth Seekers Investigations
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