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I have been working with the Missing and Unidentified for the last 9 years and well aware of this crisis.The last statistics are 100,000 active missing persons and 40,000 to 60,000 human remains.
Many of these remains are in unmarked graves with no name or laying in coroners or medical offices.There are many,many others out here waiting to be found and get their names back.Daily people are disappearing everyday and many are homicide victims. Many of their killers are still out here repeating crimes and taking more lives. Human remains are being found often when someone stumbles upon them. The statistics change as more go missing and some are being found.This is in every State in America.
I am in full support of Billy's Law-The Help Find the Missing Act
(H.R. 1300 and S.R. 702)
... Billy's Law would link two existing databases maintained by the Department of Justice:
1.FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and,
2.Department of Justice’s National Missing Person and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).
We are fascinated by the forensic science dramatized in TV shows like CSI, but did you know that Canadian investigators do not have the capability to compare the DNA of missing persons to found human remains? Canada has a crime scene and a convicted offender DNA databank, but it is used only to identify criminals, not to link DNA from missing persons with unidentified remains.
Although the software, technology and infrastructure for a missing person databank are in place, the government has been stonewalling its implementation for almost ten years, citing legal and jurisdictional issues. However, the delay really has more to do with lab resources and funding.
For nearly a decade, federal and provincial governments have debated, studied, analyzed and submitted reports. While they form endless committees and fight over who will be responsible and who will pay, human remains in coroners' offices across Canada continue to be unidentified. My 14-year old daughter, Lindsey Jill Nicholls, vanished in 1993, and I remember the very moment I realized that her remains could be among those unidentified samples. I have the right to know if my daughter's body has been found, and Lindsey deserves justice and a proper burial.
To this end, I have lobbied for the passage of what has come to be known as Lindsey's Law, which would allow investigators to collect DNA from missing persons or their close relatives and compare it to DNA from crime scenes and unidentified human remains
The quest for a missing persons DNA databank is not just about giving comfort to family members of the missing, however; it is also about the safety of your family and of all Canadians. Until remains are identified, the police cannot begin an investigation, so if Lindsey was abducted and murdered, her murderer is still out there.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is responsible for the existing DNA databank. I urge you to contact him as well as your local MP and tell them that Canadians support Lindsey's Law and want a missing person and found human remains DNA databank. Please tell Mr. Toews to act quickly, as recommended by both the Senate and the Public Safety Committees.
This will not only help bring comfort and the possibility of closure to thousands of family members, it could also identify serial murders and make our country a safer place.
The govt. and the CDC need to acknowledge this future pandemic in America and other countries. It is real-screw the conspiracy. We may never know. Just acknowledge it and find a cure. The CDC has a map from 3 years ago w/ statistics... I bet the numbers have doubled or tripled since then and numbers are growing rapidly. Please help support this cause by signing this petition. Thank you for having an open mind.