New York City Missing Persons Day

New York City Missing Persons DayThe Office of Chief Medical Examiner is hosting the New York City Missing Persons Day this Saturday May 20 to support families and friends of missing persons.

More than 13,000 people were reported missing in New York City last year, with many, including at least 200 children, missing long-term.

Nationwide, there are more than 87,000 active missing persons cases, and thousands of unidentified persons in the custody of medical examiner’s offices, without information entered into national
identification databases.

New York City Missing Persons Day lets loved ones share information, such as photos, histories, and DNA samples, that can help identify and find those who went missing in New York City, and other jurisdictions.

  • What: New York City Missing Persons Day connects New Yorkers with resources and
    support to help identify and find their missing loved ones. Families and friends of long-term
    missing persons (missing for more than 60 days) may take part in interviews with
    experts and provide information that can help make identifications. Emotional support
    services are also available to all attendees. All families and friends of long-term missing persons are welcome. Attendees wishing to be interviewed are strongly encouraged to make an appointment by calling (212) 323-1201. Providing information is voluntary and used only for
    identification purposes. Interpretation services are available.
  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) – Hirsch Building
    421 East 26th Street (at 1st Avenue) New York, NY 10016
    Subway: 6 train to 33rd Street; Bus: M15, M34
    This facility is accessible. Accommodation requests are appreciated in advance.
  • Who: Hosted by OCME, in partnership with the NYPD Missing Persons Unit, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, Disaster Chaplaincy Services, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), and the Center for Hope, with support from the National Institute of Justice.

For more information, please visit nyc.gov/missingpersonsday, or call (212) 323-1201.