Site features Mississippi's missing and unidentified persons
May 1, 2009
Mississippi Missing and Unidentified Persons, www.mmup.info, is a Web site that was started in January 2009.
Mississippi is one of the few states that has no central database for their missing or unidentified persons. This is a site for the general public in Mississippi so they know who may be missing or who remains unidentified in the state. The cases may be sent in by law enforcement, coroners, or family members seeking loved ones.
It is not a site for people seeking a lost love or an old friend who have lost contact. It is for truly missing persons.
Whenever a loved one goes missing, a family should go to their local police department and make a report. Once that report is made, they can contact the site at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need a case number and contact for the police department that is handling the case, and information such as height, weight, age and a photo of the missing. Nothing will be posted that will harm an investigation.
This gives the general public a view of who is missing in their state or area in which they live or who may remain unidentified, which can be very helpful when it comes to finding those missing. If they know where or who this person is, or may have seen something, they can report to the contact listed on that case.
Mississippi has 82 counties, and there are many more missing and unidentified than the site actually lists, but they are working at getting more cases added to the site.
The site has 31 missing females, 36 missing males, 19 unidentified females and 18 unidentified males listed. There is also a section that has nine that are possibly missing in Mississippi, and four unidentified people that are possibly from Mississippi that were found in another state.
If you are law enforcement or a coroner or a family member with a case to be added to the site, please contact email@example.com and the case will be reviewed for submission.http://www.cdispatch.com/yournews/article.asp?aid=21