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Sparrow, MSP Partner on Identify the Missing Event

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2019 2:00 PM

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Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Friday June 14th, visiting Help ‘ID the Missing’ Free Event that Returns to Ingham County. The Michigan State Police (MSP), Sparrow Forensic Pathology, Office of the Medical Examiner, Sparrow Hospital, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), joined forces Noon to 5 p.m. that day.








The event was held at the Sparrow Hospital (lobby area near the visitor’s information desk)1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI.

Here he interviews Michelle Fox, Forensic Pathology Supervisor at Sparrow Hospital, and then Detective Sgt. Sarah Krebs Michigan State Police, Missing Persons Coordination Unit.

Family members of missing persons are invited to attend this free event to submit DNA samples to help with the identification of unidentified remains housed at medical examiner’s offices throughout Michigan. Currently, there are 314 known unsolved unidentified remains cases statewide.

Potential donors must be biological relatives and will be asked to allow a non-invasive swab of the inside of the cheek.

Family members are encouraged to bring photographs, dental and medical records, or other identifying information to update law enforcement databases. Personal items will be immediately returned.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org..

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