NamUs contributions

NamUs has become such a major resource for missing and unidentified people on the internet, and I use a lot of its information on the Charley Project. I got curious as to just how many cases list NamUs as a source, and did a bit of looking into this. For the record, according to my keyword search, the answer is approximately 2,670. That’s around 28% of the 9,500-odd cases listed on Charley. And to think that back when it first came out I was unimpressed and didn’t think I’d use it. Just goes to show that once in awhile you have to eat your words.

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2 thoughts on “NamUs contributions

  1. Michael March 20, 2015 / 12:20 am

    here’s another case that can be added to Charley

    http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/fredrick-workman/

    Not sure how many of you are aware, but Etan Patz is in the news a lot lately. Pedro Hernandez is on trial. Robert Durst, suspected in disappearance of wife Kathleen Durst, also in the news a lot.

  2. Pogo-a-Gogo March 23, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    It would actually be really beneficial if you could search Charley Project listings for Missing Person cases that aren’t listed in NamUs. If you’re comparing missing person cases to unidentified persons, there’s no real easy way to search all cases that are still listed as active in various states, but that haven’t been added to NamUs.

    NamUs is extremely valuable, but i’m guessing that dozens upon dozens of cases could be solved if different jurisdictions took the time archive and update old paper-based cases.

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