East Idaho News: Meet the woman behind the largest online missing persons cold case database

East Idaho News: Meet the woman behind the largest online missing persons cold case database. “Meaghan Good is the woman behind the largest missing persons cold case database on the internet.In 2004, she founded the Charley Project a week after her nineteenth birthday. There are currently 14,000 ‘cold case’ missing people on the website – most from the United States. The site relies on donations and the teacher salary of Good’s husband.”

Brussels Times: Interpol develops family DNA database to identify missing persons

Brussels Times: Interpol develops family DNA database to identify missing persons. “A new Interpol database will make it possible to identify a missing person through the international comparison of family DNA data, the international police cooperation organisation announced. Interpol has been using a DNA database since 2004 in order to help identify human remains that police discover, but they don’t always have a sample from a missing person.”

Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People

Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People. “Across the UK, Black people have been going missing in disproportionate numbers. Despite making up only 3.3 percent of the population of England and Wales, National Crime Agency statistics indicate that Black people made up 14 percent of missing persons cases in 2019 and 2020 – over four times their relative population. In London, 36 percent of missing persons in the city were Black, almost three times their city population of 13.3 percent. Dominic Norton, a self-taught software developer, is hoping to step up the search for missing Black people in the UK. “

CBC: Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says

CBC: Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says. “Instagram issued an apology Thursday night after posts about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) disappeared on a day meant to raise awareness of the issue, but advocates say it doesn’t go far enough to address the harm that was done. ‘I really don’t think that Instagram has adequately addressed that feeling of silencing and erasure,’ said Emily Henderson, an Inuk arts and culture writer based out of Toronto.”

Washington Post: Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them.

Washington Post: Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them.. “School districts across the country that closed buildings in mid-March in response to the coronavirus pandemic handled the transition to remote learning with varying levels of success. During the disruption, schools lost track of students. Many students who were present in the classroom in early March could not be found online. And others who showed up in the spring haven’t been seen since.”

KEVN: South Dakota launches missing persons clearinghouse

KEVN: South Dakota launches missing persons clearinghouse. “The South Dakota Attorney General’s office is hoping to streamline the process by which missing people are found in the state. The new clearinghouse stems from SB 27, which passed both houses of the South Dakota State Legislature unanimously. The bill went into effect officially on July 1st.”

Web Site Aggregates Information on Missing People from Utah

Found via Reddit, a new Web site aggregating information about missing people from Utah: The Names That Matter. From the front page: “Our goal is to compare and compile all state and national databases of missing persons and unidentified remains to create a single reference record for each Utah case. We’ll keep you updated in our blog with information discrepancies and our efforts to contact these databases and resolve conflicting cases.”

Middletown Press: Montana extends deadline for missing persons database

The Middletown Press: Montana extends deadline for missing persons database. “Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force has extended the deadline for tribal colleges to apply for a grant to start and administer a database of missing American Indians. Officials say none of the state’s seven tribal colleges applied for the $25,000 grant by the Dec. 13 deadline. The task force voted last Thursday to extend the deadline to Jan. 25 with the goal of awarding the grant by mid-February.”

The Sociable: FindMeBahamas launches to find missing people after Hurricane Dorian

The Sociable: FindMeBahamas launches to find missing people after Hurricane Dorian. “Over 4,000 people in the Caribbean still have unknown statuses following Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in late August and early September. At one point Grand Bahama Island was almost completely covered by water while the Abacos were all but annihilated. To help find the thousands of missing people in the Caribbean, Trueface partnered with Bluestone Technologies Ltd, and today they launched FindMeBahamas.”

KSAL: KBI Missing Person Website Unveiled

KSAL: KBI Missing Person Website Unveiled. “The new site allows for searches by a missing person’s name, or by Kansas county. You can also search based on demographics such as name, gender, age, or the date the missing person was last seen. When using the site, individuals are able to submit tips, information, and sightings directly to the KBI.”

CTV: New high-tech web tool aims to enlist Canadians to help find missing kids

CTV: New high-tech web tool aims to enlist Canadians to help find missing kids. “Thousands of children are reported missing across the country each year but only a handful of Amber Alerts are issued, potentially leaving large numbers of people who might be able to help find them in the dark. Now, a new website that aims to reach far more people than is currently the case — especially those who might be close to where the child went missing — is launching on Tuesday.”

Miami New Times: Bahamians Crowdsource Social Media to Find Relatives After Hurricane Dorian

Miami New Times: Bahamians Crowdsource Social Media to Find Relatives After Hurricane Dorian. “…Bahamian residents have created their own search teams on social media, WhatsApp, and even Google Docs. Facebook groups that formed years ago to share local happenings are now being used to locate missing loved ones. A WhatsApp group chat with almost 300 members searching for relatives is at capacity. And locals are accounting for those who have been found safe through a crowdsourced spreadsheet.”