The horror of the missing and unidentified focuses on the Mexican Border

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There is a few things to be said on this subject here starting with, in my opinion [ along with others connected with Missing Persons investigations], that the number of unidentified human remains in the US are a massive ‘cold case.’ Notable in the attached Texas Tribune article is its’ mention that inter-agency communication is poor. I can attest to that amongst certain governmental entities.

NAMUS is solving some of that along with agencies like CA DOJ MissingAndUnidentifiedUnit and this CA POST [police investigator training] white paper on the subject. 

This article talks about the effort in Southern Texas and what little funding is available for investigators. The Texas Forensic Science Commission is taking this fact to the press.

[ excerpt ]

Lack of Money Hinders Effort to ID Remains of Migrants Near the Border

“Shoestring budgets and bureaucratic hurdles are preventing some of the state’s top researchers and forensic experts from identifying hundreds of the remains found on or near the Texas border, members of the Texas Forensic Science Commission said Wednesday.”

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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