Oklahoma Missing Persons Day event set for April 13 in Edmond

Photo caption: Tori Seyedoff, graphic design student at Chickasha Technology Center, designed the 2019 Oklahoma Missing Person Day poster “There is always hope.” Courtesy Photo

There is always hope. That is the theme for this year’s Oklahoma Missing Persons Day.

The Oklahoma Missing Persons Day event will be held Saturday, April 13 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute located at 701-737 East 2 Street in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The free event will feature Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who will speak at 1 p.m., and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Director Ricky Adams. 

Families of a missing person and law enforcement agencies are invited to attend the event. Families are asked to bring photographs and medical/dental records of their missing person in order to report them missing, if they haven’t already done so, according to a prepared release. Families can also provide their DNA sample at this event. 

The event will help families learn about ambiguous loss, the Oklahoma Unsolved Homicides and Missing Persons Playing Cards Initiative, and Francine’s Law.

Families will also have the opportunity to network with other families of missing persons.

For more information about the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) call the toll-free hotline: (855) 626-7600.