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Read the following two articles. After reading them how could you not help us in our fight to get Billy's Law passed?
This is my comment to the article "Missing 30 years, victim was right here" http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/missing-years-victim-was-righ... No family should have had to wait this long.
Listen up EVERYONE this is why we need BILLY'S LAW!!!!! This is why everyone should be doing everything possible to ensure NamUs stays strong and gets stronger. No family should have had to wait this long for an answer that they should have had decades ago. With NamUs the families can see exactly what is taking place. No more not knowing about lost dental records and lost DNA samples....the families can stay on top of it. Answers can come faster. Ask your Senators and Congressmen to sponsor The Help Find the Missing Act "Billy's Law."
Not convinced read this next article. And, keep in mind this is going on all over the country. We have over 100,000 missing but many are found but don't have a name. We can put an end to the agony of waiting for an answer for many families but we need Billy's Law to pass to strengthen NamUs.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) -There's a mystery inside the medical examiners office. Boxes and boxes of unidentified bones are there, and the Utah State Medical Examiner has no shortage of them.
Right now, they have more than 50 boxes of unidentified human remains. Investigators are working to find out who they are through a fairly new system called NamUs.
"It’s a smart system. It tries to match the missing people with the unidentified people,” says investigator Jill Haslam.
When a new case comes in, it’s assigned to an investigator. At that point, the medical examiner looks it over. Then a forensic anthropologist looks for clues within the bones like possible disease or past surgeries. Finally a forensic orthodontist looks over the teeth.
"We try to get as much information as possible and get those cases entered into NamUs as well," Haslam said.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Whose-bones-are-these-...
Ready to help? It's simple. Just ask your Senators and Congressmen to cosponsor Billy's Law HR 1300 / SR 702 Letter and contacts here: http://peace4missing.ning.com/group/billyslawbystatehouseandsenatec...