Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)
The goal of this project is to support the exhumation, sampling, and DNA testing of samples from missing persons cases. Specific objectives include: 1) identifying, reviewing, and prioritizing cases involving unidentified human remains that can potentially be solved using DNA analysis; 2) collecting and evaluating biological evidence from cases that may reasonably be expected to contain DNA; 3) performing DNA testing and analyses on such biological evidence, with actual testing to be outsourced; 4) verifying upload of all DNA profiles obtained into the FBI's National DNA Index System using CODIS version 6.0; 5) positively identifying remains.
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