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RCMP Launches National Public Website for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

January 31, 2013 — OTTAWA —The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new national website.

The NCMPUR website, located at www.canadasmissing.ca, is Canada’s first national website designed to engage the public in reporting tips and information related to ongoing cases. The site is a key component of the federal government’s commitment to the Canadian public to help identify remains and bring the missing home.

"This website gives the public a chance to make a difference in finding some of Canada's missing. Each person who takes the time to visit canadasmissing.ca could help bring a loved one home to their family," said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety.

“Canadasmissing.ca provides law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with a powerful tool in resolving missing persons and unidentified remains cases and gives the public an easy-to-use access point to ensure that relevant information is received by investigators,” said RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

While in some cases many years have passed since a person has gone missing or human remains have been located, police, medical examiners and chief coroners remain committed to resolving these cases.  The participation of the public is often vital in locating missing persons and identifying human remains.  Regardless of how old an investigation is or how insignificant a piece of information may seem, a member of the public may have the one key element needed to successfully solve a case.

The website is operated by the RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. The cases on the new website are a sampling of cases from across Canada.  The information contained on canadasmissing.ca is submitted by police officers, medical examiners or chief coroners.  Cases may be added to the website at the request of primary investigators.  All tips and information received from the public through the website will be relayed to the investigating agency.

To visit the site, please follow the link below.

www.canadasmissing.ca

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For further information:
RCMP National Media Relations
613-843-5999