Samples related to missing persons
Oregon State Police Medical Examiner Missing Persons Program
The State Medical Examiner Division provides law enforcement personnel and families of missing persons the tools to actively and successfully search for missing Oregonians.
Please contact the Oregon State Police Portland Metro Forensic Laboratory for updated procedures regarding the submission of Missing Person Family Reference Standards and Direct Reference Standards at 503-673-8230.
NamUs Missing Persons Database
All law enforcement agencies are encouraged to enter their missing person cases in NamUs. This site provides an opportunity for families, law enforcement agencies and investigators to search nationwide for missing persons using a variety of powerful search features. Anyone may search the database, but by registering in the system both law enforcement professionals and the general public will also be able to:
- Add new missing persons cases
- Add physical and circumstantial details, photographs, dental contacts and other critical pieces of information to a case
- Create and print missing persons posters
- Track multiple cases as information is added to the system
Click to go to the NamUs website
Click to see Oregon's missing person cases in NamUs
The Clearinghouse is pleased to provide child identification kits free of charge to the public. The blank kit includes an area for a picture, finger prints, dental records, physical information, and a DNA sample. Parents fill out the kit and keep it in their home. During the first hours a child is missing, it is vital to have this information available so law enforcement is able to locate the child as soon as possible. Since 1999, the clearinghouse has been able to purchase over 225,000 ID kits that have been distributed throughout Oregon.
If you would like to have a kit sent to you, please call 503-934-0188 or toll free outside Salem at 1-800-282-7155. You may also email your request to
email@example.com The kits are free of charge! The kits may also be ordered in limited quantities for community and service groups, clubs, schools, etc.
To Request Child ID Kits
Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
The Missing Children's Day Poster Contest is an annual event held in conjunction with National Missing Children's Awarness Day observed each year on May 25th since proclaimed by President Reagan in 1983. The Missing Children's Day Poster Contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other community organizations to engage children and their parents in discussions about child safety.
Oregon's Winning Poster for 2017