Should police be required to collect DNA evidence for people who are missing as well as from unidentified bodies and put them in a national database for possible matches? They already encourage parents to keep DNA from their children as a preventive measure should they go missing.
Several states would like to establish:
- criteria for police to determine whether an adult is a ‘‘high risk missing person”
- require police to provide family with contact information for missing-persons organizations
- collect DNA evidence for anyone missing more than 30 days
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County coroner’s office has identified a teen’s body found strangled May 20, 1974, who has simply been known as “Boy X” for the past 35 years.
Crime lab officials say “Boy X” is James Dean Johnson, who ran away from the care of Hamilton County Children’s Services the same year his body was found.