Our Team

We are a community of advocates creating new ways to research and revive cold cases of missing and unidentified persons. 

Our Impact

We are a community of advocates creating new ways to research and revive cold cases of missing and unidentified persons. 

Our Report

We are a community of advocates creating new ways to research and revive cold cases of missing and unidentified persons. 


Creating Systemic Change

Reviving Cold Cases


:A centralized resource for answers to Homeless Missing and Unidentified Person cases 

A research library with new data on over 8,000 cases from 12 cities across the nation.

A hub for advocates who are connected, invested, and eager to share.




In October 2017, Delta Air Lines selected Restore as the primary trainer for their JFK-based crew.

Through a two-part training, Delta employees were trained on the problem of human trafficking and how to appropriately respond if they suspected a potential trafficking situation. Delta staff learned about the types of trafficking that are happening locally in New York City, how organizations like Restore are responding to this problem, and why partners like Delta are essential in fighting this injustice.

We are grateful for leaders like Delta Air Lines, who are making training a priority for frontline professionals in order to better identify and serve more victims in their respective sectors.

Categorical Data Classification coupled with a manual verification process discovers cases which are not routinely returned as results in the national missing and unidentified person database.


This method highlights input errors, exact keyword match requirements, complicated search forms, medical and technical jargon, or local slang.

By studying each city's data so extensively, we are able to advise case managers on how their case input can be improved to achieve better matches in search results 


Utilizing the information we discovered during the data collection process, we will provide a full report with data analysis to your t

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. 



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.



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.

Thousands of men and women have passed away without anyone being able to identify them. They are known now only as John and Jane Doe in the national cold case database of unidentified persons. 

Some died of natural causes, others met their end as a victim at someone else's hand. They may have been homeless or transient. They may have been the loved ones who dropped out of contact, the family members who became estranged, or the independent travelers who never checked in.

I am passionate about getting cold cases of missing persons entered into the system so families can know for sure whether their lost loved one is one of The Unidentified. I advocate on behalf of families who have never had their relative's disappearance entered into the National Missing Person Database and who may not even be sure a missing person report was ever originally filed.


Each picture featured on this site represents a clue to someone's identity. All cases are sourced from NAMUS, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, and all case inquiries will be directed to the case manager on file. Please share the cases that speak to your heart. You never know how powerful the influence of their picture may end up being.

Who will you be reaching?

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.