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'Lacking Individuals Day' at Cook dinner County Medical Examiner's Workplace gives sources for households with lacking family members

CHICAGO — On Saturday, an occasion on the Cook dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace helped some households with lacking family members discover closure.

“Lacking Individuals Day” on the medical expert’s workplace in Chicago provided households the prospect to talk with legislation enforcement, the M.E.’s workplace, and different organizations unexpectedly.

“This occasion we host it in order that households who’re lacking a liked one for greater than a month,” Chief Medical Examiner of Cook dinner County Dr. Ponni Arunkumar mentioned. “It simplifies all of the processes for them.”

Households had been capable of submit DNA samples to nationwide lacking individual information techniques and take a look at the M.E.’s on-line system.

“Once we get a decedent, many instances we all know who they’re, however typically we don’t. So for about 10-12 decedents yearly we don’t know who they’re,” Arunkumar mentioned.

Dr. Arunkumar mentioned two households had been capable of finding closure on web site, as their family members had been unidentified on the workplace.

“We had a household come report a lacking liked one from 2013 and we had been capable of match that info with the decedent at our workplace in order that they bought closure after 11 years,” Arunkumar mentioned.

Based on Arunkumar, one other household from Berwyn additionally bought closure.

“We additionally had one other household capable of establish one of many decedents we had within the current weeks,” Arunkumar mentioned.

Arunkumar mentioned in that case, the lacking individual was a teen boy who was pulled from a canal in Summit, and whereas heartbreaking, she hopes households had been capable of stroll away with the solutions they want.

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