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Archive for Month: April 2011


NamUs to attend Missing in Michigan event

Representatives from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System will be attending the upcoming Missing in Michigan Event hosted by the Michigan State Police at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 4-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


Students visiting NFSTC lead the investigation!

NFSTC welcomes students for Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day! Our visitors are assisting in the investigation of a true ‘Who dunnit’!

It seems our unofficial mascot, Gumby, was found dead in the training facility today. Was it an accident or foul play?


NamUs used to identify homicide victim after 35 years

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Dixie County Sheriff’s office used NIJ’s National Missing and Unidentifed Persons System (NamUs at NamUs.gov) to solve a 35-year-old unidentified person case. Learn about how DNA testing and information in the NamUs system was used to identify James Norris.


DNA Quantitation Comparison Study now available

The Quantitation of DNA findings presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2011 symposium have been compiled into a technology evaluation report. The report evaluates three popular quantitation standards by assessing the R2 value, slope, Y-intercept and resulting DNA quantities.


NFSTC featured in the St. Petersburg Times

The April 17, 2011 edition of the St. Petersburg Times featured the 70 Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay as ranked by the Times from workplace surveys. NFSTC placed #10 in the small business category (50-149 employees), and received a full page feature in the special sub-section: ‘Dream Jobs’.