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 to solve a 35-year-old unidentified person case.  The victim of a homicide, James Norris of San Francisco, CA, had traveled to Florida in 1974 and was never seen again by his family. It was Dixie county’s oldest unsolved case. 

Learn about how DNA testing and information in the NamUs system was used to identify Norris.