Families Of Missing Relatives Encouraged To Submit DNA At 'Missing Persons Day' Event

May 01, 2019 - 11:28 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Authorities are urging family members of missing relatives to attend an event this weekend where their DNA will be logged and tested against unidentified human remains.

The "Missing Persons Day" event will be held Saturday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Madonna University-Franciscan Center, located at 36600 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia. 

Family members are encouraged to bring photographs, dental and medical records, x-rays, or other identifying information to update law enforcement databases. Personal items will be immediately returned.

Michigan has almost 4,000 missing persons cases documented with law enforcement agencies and more than 300 unsolved unidentified remains cases. Family members who submit their DNA could provide the answers they are seeking in their loved one’s disappearance.

Similar events have helped solve more than 100 cases so far.

For more information, visit michigan.gov/missinginmichigan.