NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner


The Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York is an active participant in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).  This system is funded by the Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice and is a clearinghouse for unidentified persons and missing persons records.  NamUs also includes links to other medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.

The NamUs system is comprised of two different databases:

The first database contains Unidentified Persons case reports entered by medical examiners and coroners throughout the United States of America, Guam and Puerto Rico.

The second database contains Missing Persons case reports entered by law enforcement and the public.

If you are submitting DNA for a missing person case, please submit your case information to NamUs.  To access the system, please visit

For a listing of unidentified persons for the City of New York, please visit