Forensic Lab To Work With National Missing And Unidentified Persons System

NC State was recently announced as one of two forensic anthropology subcontractors with RTI International on the management of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). Ann Ross, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will lead the NC State team on NamUs work.

Ross has been a longtime leader in the field of forensic anthropology, working extensively with law enforcement and on international efforts to identify victims of war crimes and political killings. Since 2007, her lab has been involved in the prosecution of more than 100 criminal cases (including the Laura Ackerson murder and 10 cases involving children 13 years of age and younger), as well as in resolving more than 60 other identification cases.