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Justice Department to Hold Media Event to Demonstrate New Database for Matching Unidentified Remains and Missing Persons Information

Saturday, September 8, 2007 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON , Sept. 7 Assistant Attorney General Regina B. Schofield of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will join nationally renowned medical examiners and other prominent speakers to exhibit a new national database for matching unidentified human remains with records of missing persons. The new National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUs) database serves as a repository for information such as height, weight, tattoos, scars, and clothing, all of which, like DNA, can be vital to the identification of remains. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007 12:00- 3:00 P.M. EDT



WHO: Regina B. Schofield, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs

David W. Hagy, Acting Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia, Chief Medical Examiner, Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's Office, Florida, Host of "Dr. G: Medical Examiner" on Discovery Health Channel

Randy Hanzlick, Medical Examiner, Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Atlanta, Georgia

Debbie Culberson, Victim Advocate, Blanchester, Ohio



WHAT: National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUs) System

Bringing Hope to the Families of Missing and Unidentified Persons



WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007

12:00- 3:00 P.M. EDT



WHERE: National Press Club -- Holeman Lounge 13th Floor

529 14th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.



NOTE: ALL MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driver's license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Cameras must be pre-set by 11:30 A.M. EDT. All press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Summer Duncan at (202) 307-0703. Additional information can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
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