An effort to address active missing persons cases is being held Saturday. The Attorney General’s office in conjunction with the FBI and State Police are inviting families of the missing to bring photographs, dental records, and participate in a DNA swab at the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock.
Cindy Murphy, with the Attorney General’s office said Arkansas has over 400 missing people.
“The most recent figures I have from ACIC (Arkansas Crime Information Center) show a total of 424 missing persons and of those 209 are juveniles,” said Murphy.
She said the event is also about showing support, “We see this really as a way of supporting those families and helping them connect to other families who’ve gone through similar situations. The point, and the title of the program, is “Never Forgotten: Arkansas Takes Action” because we want to make sure that these families know that they have support available to them."
Organizers encourage families who have had missing persons cases resolved to attend. In addition to information gathering there are speakers, including a missing person who was found, at noon during a luncheon open to the public. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.