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Resource ID: #21142
Subject: Crime
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Date: Feb. 17-27



A 10-part series revealed that "because of ignorance, indifference or poor training, police in Washington state and around the nation routinely fumble missing-person reports." In its investigation, the newspaper built its own database of missing persons cases using reports from more than 270 police agencies statewide. The newspaper also built a second database of unidentified bodies through autopsy records and other reports.

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