Missing a Loved One? Give DNA Sample in Detroit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities again are planning to collect DNA from the relatives of missing people in the Detroit area after the first effort last summer helped close 16 cases.

State police say the June collection was successful, but the Wayne County morgue still has unidentified bodies. If someone believes a loved one met foul play, they're encouraged to give a DNA sample at the morgue on Dec. 3.

Investigators have been sending remains to the University of North Texas where they're compared to DNA samples. State police detective Sarah Krebs tells The Detroit News that eight cases were solved that way.

Four were identified through fingerprints or dental records, and four other people considered missing were found alive.

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