SOURCE: Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada

March 12, 2018 12:44 ET

MCSC applauds Ottawa in move to expand DNA databank

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 12, 2018) - The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) welcomes the government's move to include missing person's DNA in its existing crime databank.

Being able to cross-reference the DNA of missing persons with the DNA of unidentified human remains, and from crime scenes, adds an important tool to investigations into missing children.

MCSC has supported the search for Lindsey Nicholls, who went missing in B.C. as a 14-year-old in 1993. Her mother, Judy Peterson, was an unwavering voice behind the move to have missing person's DNA added to the RCMP databank. Now, the opportunity to include Lindsey's DNA will give Peterson and her family a chance to see the investigation move forward.

"Through the continued search to find Lindsey," says MCSC's CEO, Amanda Pick, "I have personally witnessed the tremendous dedication that Judy and her family have had, not only to find Lindsey, but to ensure that families across our country have the ability to access a National DNA Databank for missing persons and find answers."

The announcement means countless other families whose children are missing will have the same chance as they continue the search for their missing loved ones.

Contact Information

  • For more comment,
    Amanda Pick, CEO
    403-291-0705 ext. 222