The Data

Categorical Cases

We Are Classifying Unidentified Person Case Data from the 12 Cities which comprise the majority of missing and unidentified person cases in the nation.

 

We are Creating unique guides to search for missing persons in those cities, and we are building a knowledge base for homeless missing person cases.

Each city will have dozens of categories, each chosen based on the data we collect. We will not duplicate currently existing datasets; each category will be a new way to research cases.

The Project

Field Guide

This will be created collaboratively with forensic experts. It will contain diagrams, labels, illustrations, photographs, terminology definitions, color charts, and more. 

  • Tattoos sorted by category and location on body 

  • Comprehensive descriptions of all tattoos

  • Scars sorted by size, shape, style, and location on body

  • Explanations on medical and technical terminology

  • Jewelry and artifacts sorted by type and description 

  • Clothing sorted by color and type

Knowledge Base

We Are Classifying Unidentified Person Case Data from the 12 Cities which comprise the majority of missing and unidentified person cases in the nation.

 

We are Creating unique guides to search for missing persons in those cities, and we are building a knowledge base for homeless missing person cases.

Each city will have dozens of categories, each chosen based on the data we collect. We will not duplicate currently existing datasets; each category will be a new way to research cases.

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Would You Partner With Me On This Project?

Option 1: One Year of Start-Up Funding: $12K

Helps us complete data for Brooklyn, Queens, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Gets all aspects of the website and project in motion. Allows us to work on the project while applying for additional grants to help fund year two.

Option 2: Sponsor the city of Chicago: $3K

Fully completes all data for Chicago. 

Solve Difficult Cases

Families of missing persons who are homeless are often unable to open investigations because of mandatory requirements for a missing person to have a last known address. 

Families of missing persons who have drug addictions often prefer to publicly withhold such sensitive information. This project gives them a way to confidentially search for all cases with needle marks and drug use scars so they can turn this insight into a useful clue to help with their search.

This project gives frustrated and helpless families a way to search for an answer.

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Revive Cold Cases

Families with disappearances which are now decades old have already tried everything possible to search for their missing loved one. They are frustrated at their lack of options and need new hope.

Categorized Data coupled with a manual verification process makes it possible to find cases which have rarely been seen in national database search results due to errors in relying on an exact keyword match. 

This project includes every case from all 12 cities, no matter how cold that case is. This project will revive interest in researching cold cases and give these families a chance to find an answer. This is a great tool for anyone who is looking for new ideas to approach a cold case.

Improve the way we search

By studying each city's data so extensively, we become experts in how case data is input. We are able to advise users on how to get better results in the national database by utilizing the key tips we discovered during the data collection process.

We are also able to make recommendations for categories to search based on the data we analyze. We want our knowledge base to include a pre-built A.I. which can use our categorical data to help users improve their search efficiency or make recommendations.

And no need to fill out a complicated search form or worry about having an exact keyword match. Our project eliminates any problems with medical jargon, technical terminology, or local slang. 

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The Plan

In addition to this list, this project will be useful to podcast hosts, genetic genealogists, members of the true crime community, and anyone involved with missing and unidentified person case awareness and resolution. 

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Meet the Experts

I have commitments from Dr. Marianne Hamel, Dr. Martina McBride, and Dr. Helen Stratlusky to be a team of forensic experts and collaborate on written publications.

Dr. Marianne Hamel, Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Martina McBride, Forensic Tattoo Expert

Dr. Helen Stratlusky, World's First Forensic Jeweller

 media

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