NamUs representatives attended the Missing in Michigan event at Ford Field in Detroit on May 7, 2011. This first-time event, coordinated by Michigan State Police and other agencies, was a great success. Approximately 500 people attended, including the families of more than 40 missing persons. Some cases were new, some older, but all received support and assistance for their case.
Families of the missing had a chance to add updated information to their loved ones’ cases by giving DNA family reference samples, adding photographs and other information. All cases were entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System at www.namus.gov.
The event concluded with an emotional candlelight vigil ceremony to commemorate the missing, featuring a music video with photographs contributed by the families.
See local coverage of this event: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/about_500_people_attend_saturd.html