RCMP’s National Missing Persons DNA Program Identifies Person for First Time – Podcast
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)’s Missing Persons DNA Program identified its first human remains, found in Calgary, AB. The Program uses the Missing Persons Tracking in STACS Database to track the DNA samples in their lab. Developed in 2018 for the RCMP, Missing Persons Tracking allows analysts to process DNA samples and manage data unique to missing persons and unidentified remains. It provides the same efficiency and data integrity as all STACS software while protecting the DNA identity of victims and their families, in accordance with the 1998 DNA Identification Act guidelines.
Kathy Murphy, Manager, RCMP Missing Persons Unit, describes the process in a November 26, 2019 interview with John Oakley for Global News Radio.
The RCMP has used STACS Database forensic DNA sample tracking and lab management software to manage the processing of offender DNA samples as part of Canada’s National DNA Data Bank (NDDB) since 2001.
- Missing persons DNA database helps police identify remains of homeless Calgary man, Globe & Mail, November 26, 2019
- RCMP resources
- Canada’s National DNA Data Bank Upgrades to Latest STACS DNA Software
- STACS Database – see Missing Persons/Victim Identification section
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