KSP partnering with NamUs to help identify missing and unidentified people

Sex Offender List File / Missing Person Case

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky.(WTVQ) –On August 30th, KSP and The National Missing and Unidentified Person System invites the public to help law enforcement identify missing loved ones.

The event is free and open to anyone in the public who has taken out an active missing person’s report on a relative. The report itself may have originated from any agency within the nation as long as it is entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and is still an active case.

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The following is a list of what KSP and NamUs is requesting from participants.

What participants should bring:

  • 2 biological relatives of the missing person, with at least one being a maternal relative. Relatives are asked to provide a buccal swab on site for DNA purposes. There is no blood draw required.


  • Police reports (must be an existing report on file in the NCIC database). Relatives do not have to have the physical report in their possession, but it is preferred. They must, at least, provide the active case number and the agency assigned to the case.


  • Dental and/or body x-rays, medical records or vital statistic documents of the missing person


  • Photographs depicting any tattoos, birth marks, or scars of the missing person

Once these items are collected and analyzed, they will be entered into the NamUs database Once in the database, they will be cross referenced with all existing entries within the NamUs system. If no matches are found when compared against the existing entries, they will remain in the database to compare against future entries.

Kentucky State Police and NamUs hope this event will generate new leads for solving cases of missing persons. The ultimate goal is to bring closure to families and justice, when necessary and appropriate.

Please reference the attached informational flyer for further details regarding this event. Due to limited facility space, KSP asks interested participates to RSVP to Post 5 by calling 502-532-6363. Further instructions and information will be provided at the time of the call.

The media is invited to a press conference to discuss the effort at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in the conference room of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg. It is located at 160 Citation Lane, Campbellsburg, KY 40014.