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Discussion in 'Australia: Missing & Unidentified' started by Scorpio, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Great news! :clap:

    Once they have it ready, I'll register post haste!
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    Australia's first database of unidentified human remains seeks to identify 'needle in haystack'

    Authorities are creating the nation's first database of unidentified bodies, revealing there are 500 sets of human remains currently languishing in morgues and laboratories.
    The computer database has been created by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
    "You can take DNA from the bone for instance, but what do you actually match it to know who that person may have been?
    "So this year the National Missing Persons Victim System went live, which will allow us to cross-match unidentified human remains with long-term missing persons at a state by state level, as well as at a national level."
    The details of 1,600 long-term missing persons files have been entered into the new database.
    In January, state and territory police will begin uploading details of the unidentified remains, in a process expected to take about six months.
    Police investigators, pathologists and others involved in solving cases will have access to the information, some of which may eventually become accessible to the public.
    Australian Federal Police spokesperson Marina Simoncini said she hoped the new database will allow to states to work together better.
    "We're hoping this system will be able to close jobs that have been ongoing for some time, and provide some resolution to families," Ms Simoncini said.
    "To be able to give information back to families who still don't know what's happened to someone they love is of critical importance to us."
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  6. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    This is great. Hope for families.
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    QUEENSLAND Police have a catalogue of bodies, including a foot and a torso that washed up on different beaches, that have never been identified, despite decades of investigation.

    Twenty-one bodies remain unidentified despite the best efforts of the Queensland Police Missing Persons Unit, but a new national database could hold the key to solving some of these mysteries.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Powell said police were adding to a new national database of unidentified bodies and long-term missing persons in the hope it would provide answers for families.

    Much more at link ----------------> http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...s/news-story/74f5d71822c8a92c1a68d5f269e4578c
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  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/could-a-lock-of-hair-and-dna-solve-40-year-missing-persons-case/9566320?smid=Page: ABC News-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf185016696=1

    A lock of hair and a new DNA testing centre could help solve a 40-year-old missing person case

    Colleen Holding has waited nearly 40 years for her daughter Kim Teer to come home. Kim, 17, had left her home in New South Wales and was hitchhiking in Victoria when she went missing in 1979.

    "It's something that's ingrained into you, when your children are missing and never to be found," Ms Holding told 7.30. "Never to be able to bury them. Never to be able to see them get married. I can never be a grandmother."

    Kim is just one of around 2,000 long-term missing persons in Australia. There are also about 500 sets of unidentified human remains in morgues around Australia — Jane and John Does — who were someone's mother, father, son or daughter.

    Many of these remains have never been DNA tested.

    "Definitely a lab that processes nuclear and mitochondrial DNA would be helpful, and as I understand it, there's a lab in Victoria that processes both types." Federal authorities in Australia have no plans for a dedicated lab, but there are plans for kinship matching and familial DNA matching capabilities.

    Ms Holding said that would be a start. "I would do anything to get identification of not only my daughter's remains but maybe rule out some remains that they may have in a laboratory somewhere, and do it before the people involved die of old age," she said.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is going to help a lot of people get answers. Thank you for the update Scorpio!
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Is the site up yet? I was looking for a link in one of the articles and can't see one?
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  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    The site isn't up yet, I don't know what they mean by ''They have no plans for a dedicated lab, but there are plans for kinship matching and familial DNA matching capabilities.'' but i hope something similar to the NamUs system is developed.
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