State officials want families of missing persons to know someone cares.
Officials will help families add information to a national database in an attempt to help locate their loved ones.
The missing persons event will be held Saturday in Tahlequah.
Officials are asking friends or family members of a missing person to bring photographs, documents and medical and/or dental records to the event.
The information will be entered into the NamUs database.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System contains information about missing persons and an unidentified persons database.
NamUs automatically searches missing persons records against unidentified persons records, allowing investigators to quickly make side-by-side comparisons.
“We want to help them find their loved ones,” said Angela Berg, an anthropologist working for the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The database is a great idea, which could reunite families with their loved ones.
If you go
WHAT: Missing persons event.
WHERE: Carnegie Room at the Tahlequah Public Library, 120 S. College Ave., Tahlequah.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
ETC.: If you are a friend or family member of a missing person, bring photographs, documents and medical and/or dental records to be entered into the NamUs database.
INFORMATION: Angela Berg, anthropologist with the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner’s Office, (918) 740-7256.