Current Unidentified Human Remains - Missing persons DNA collection drive

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Kurve

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We often hear of human remains being found somewhere and we wait to find out who it is, to hear nothing.

A pilot program to collect DNA at pop up centres to match against unidentified human remains has launched in Northern NSW with plans to extend it across Australia.

More people go missing in Northern NSW, a region that stretches from Newcastle to the Queensland border, than anywhere else in the state and police can't explain why. The numbers are 50% higher than in any other area in NSW. Among the cases are the suspected murders of hitchhikers, backpackers and children including William Tyrrell.

In a bid to put a name to more than 300 sets of unidentified human remains in this region alone, police have launched an ambitious DNA collection program.

Due to the high number of people who simply vanish, the DNA collection program is first being rolled out in the "NSW Bermuda Triangle" of Port MacQuarie and Coffs Harbour.

Police state they would like three or four samples, not just from parents or siblings but aunts and uncles which can help them trace the family tree and look for genetic matches.

The profiles collected will then be compared to the remains stored in the Unidentified Remains Index.

They're asking for parents and siblings of the missing to present again for a buccal swab where they will also be re-interviewed.

There are 769 long-term missing persons in NSW. Police have approximately 330 unidentified bodies or human remains cases.

The police's Missing Persons Registry has reviewed all 769 cases and identified a lack of DNA profiles for a significant number of historical investigations.

The police and NSW Health have developed DNA profiles for all unidentified bodies and human remains on hand.

State Crime Commander Acting Assistant Commissioner Darren Bennett said in a statement that collecting DNA samples is an important part of investigations into missing persons, unidentified bodies and human remains.


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Kurve

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Here's some that may have been picked off.

1998 Nimbin NSW 38 Lois Roberts Aboriginal
1997 Yamba NSW 16 Lee Stace Anglo
1996 Coffs Harbour NSW 20 Ineka Hinkley Anglo
1996 Taree NSW 36 Margaret Cox Anglo
 

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Police have used new DNA techniques to try and solve a decade-long mystery - the identity of a man found dead at Poona Dam.
The man was discovered by a workman near the eastern spillway of the Poona Dam near Nambour on September 9, 2008.

His death is not believed to be suspicious but police have never been able to link him to any known missing persons case

Investigators have today launched a fresh public appeal for information, after new scientific and DNA techniques gave them a better picture of the man’s heritage.

Detectives from the Missing Persons Unit have engaged scientific experts to narrow down his ancestry and facial characteristics through DNA phenotyping.

The results have shown the man, who is aged between 45 and 65, may have New Zealand ancestry and green or hazel eyes.

The results have also helped police come up with a new computer generated image.

Missing Persons Unit Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dario Goriup said information from the public was still vital to solving the case.

“While we are keeping an open mind, current information indicates this man may have close family connections to the North Island of New Zealand, specifically the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty area,” he said...............
 

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A jawbone found in northern NSW 2011, has a match to Bill Moran.


A jawbone washed up on a northern New South Wales beach in 2011 belongs to a man who went missing at sea more than 30 years earlier, investigators and forensic DNA experts have discovered.

NSW Police said an extensive investigation was launched after the bone was found on Kingscliff Beach a decade ago, but for nine years the case went unsolved.

In August 2020, police and NSW Health Pathology were alerted to a possible biological link after a “familial DNA” search.

The search uses complex technology to identify potential relatives in an existing DNA database.

It led investigators to a 34-year-old man whose DNA had been added to a record for convicted offenders in NSW after he was imprisoned in Goulburn Jail last year.

 

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Two bones have been found on Maslin Beach South Australia, believed to be a human forearm and about 50m away a rib. Police think they've been there for a few months to one year, hopefully DNA will provide the answer to who they are and return them to the family.

 

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Two bones have been found on Maslin Beach South Australia, believed to be a human forearm and about 50m away a rib. Police think they've been there for a few months to one year, hopefully DNA will provide the answer to who they are and return them to the family.

From 2014


Could be a possibility - given the limited number of bones ( as reported) it could be beach wash debris
 

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Could be a possibility - given the limited number of bones ( as reported) it could be beach wash debris
In the maslin southern car park, within the last few years, they have positioned covert and overt cameras.
I guess in an attempt to stop illegal dumping. Also monitor other dodgy activities.
There has been one murder committed there, and I would guess a few assults over the years.
Also known for being a gay meeting place,
 

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