MEDIA ADVISORY: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD MEDIA EVENT TO DEMONSTRATE NEW DATABASE FOR MATCHING UNIDENTIFIED REMAINS AND MISSING PERSONS INFORMATION
WASHINGTON - 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
WHAT: National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUs) System
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
WHERE: National Press Club – Holeman Lounge
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.