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National DNA Program partners with Othram to use forensic genetic genealogy for unsolved Australian cases

26 October 2022

The AFP will have access to specialised forensic DNA testing, not currently available in Australia, to identify human remains and develop new leads for unsolved crimes, by partnering with a world-leading forensic genomics laboratory.

Under the agreement, the AFP’s National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons will provide forensic evidence from some of Australia’s...

National program using DNA to identify missing persons extended until end of 2023

National Missing Persons Week 2022 reminds us of the many thousands of Australians left wondering, asking, searching and holding onto hope for their missing loved one.

A unique national program has been extended for a further 12-months to provide more opportunities for the AFP National Missing Persons Coordination Centre to use the latest forensic techniques and databases to help Australian law...

National Missing Persons Week 2022: Australians asked to consider life with a missing loved one

The AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is urging Australians to think of the people they love and ask what their life would be like without them this National Missing Persons Week (NMPW).

NMPW 2022 is being launched today (31 July) by the AFP with an innovative digital campaign called “Without Them” that challenges Australians to identify with the missing, feel the weight...

International Missing Children’s Day 2022: looking through the eyes of a family with a missing child

Editor’s note: Video and audio grabs available via Hightail. Image of Gordana is available on NSW Police Force social media pages. 

This International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD), the AFP looks to raise awareness of the impact and long-term suffering of families who are waiting for answers about their missing child.  

IMCD 2022 is centred around ‘missing moments’, and to mark the day, the...

AFP DNA program to help identify unknown and missing Australians

The AFP has started testing unidentified human remains using cutting-edge technology to help solve some of Australia’s most enduring missing persons’ cases. 

Unidentified bone and teeth fragments – held in police and forensic facilities across the country – are being sent to the AFP’s dedicated forensics laboratory under the National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons. 

The...

National Missing Persons Week 2021: Australian Federal Police forensic artist explains how age progressed images of missing persons created

***Editor’s note:  A video of AFP forensic artist Sean Carling explaining the age progression process is available via hightail *** 

The Australian Federal Police is revealing how its digital artists created a series of unique age-progressed images that captured how seven Australians, who have been missing for up to 40 years, could look...

National Missing Persons Week 2021: Aged images of long-term missing persons could provide key to solving heartbreaking mysteries

The Australian Federal Police is releasing a unique series of images that capture how seven Australians, who have been missing for up to 40 years, could look today as it urges the public to help solve the mystery behind these heartbreaking cases.

The age progressed images have been created by AFP forensic artists and will be featured across a series of short videos to be progressively launched...

Launch of Queensland Missing Persons Day postponed

The COVID-19 restrictions currently in place around the country have led to the regrettable postponement of the upcoming Queensland Family of Missing Persons Day. 

The Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service are working to reschedule the event, which was set to be hosted in Brisbane on Sunday 1 August.

Queensland families who have registered for the event will be personally...

International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

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Arnna BEAUMONT Missing Person

Arnna BEAUMONT

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