Stuart Somershoe, a detective with the Phoenix Police Department, sent me a flier about an upcoming missing/unidentified persons event planned for November 5. It will be held at Arizona State University, West Campus, which is
in Glendale at the edge of Phoenix, bordering Glendale.
Det. Somershoe says:
We have had nine (!) resolutions from last year’s event. We opened/re-opened 22 new cases at the event and collected 41 DNA samples. We have had 3 “cold” DNA hits, connecting missing person cases with unidentified remains where previously no association had been made.
We want families to come to this year’s event. Investigators will be on hand to open new missing person reports (no matter how old) and also to collect identifiers like DNA, dental records, and photographs for existing cases.
It doesn’t matter how long the person has been missing (our oldest case from last year’s event was from 1965).
He asked me to spread the info around on social media. I ask that those of my readers who have their own social media accounts do the same.