"Missing in Michigan" Aims to Resolve Missing Persons Cases

Contact: D/Sgt. Sarah Krebs, MSP Missing Persons Unit 313-215-0675

May 3, 2018

At any given time, there are more than 4,300 people reported missing in Michigan and nearly 300 unsolved unidentified remains cases. In an effort to resolve these cases, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is hosting its 8th annual “Missing in Michigan” event this Saturday, May 5, in Livonia at Madonna University.

New this year, is the availability of fingerprinting and photographing for enrollment in the state’s new Vulnerable or Impaired Persons (VIP) program. The first 30 VIPs will be fingerprinted free of charge. 

"This event brings together the families and loved ones of missing persons with law enforcement and members of the community to work together to get the answers and justice these missing people deserve," said D/Sgt. Sarah Krebs of the MSP Missing Persons Unit. "These cases won’t go cold if we don’t let them."

Members from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System will be present to update their nationwide, searchable web database for missing persons and unidentified human remains. Family members are encouraged to bring photographs, dental records, medical records or other identifying information of their missing loved ones to update law enforcement databases.  

Family members of missing persons who plan to attend should pre-register by contacting the Missing Persons Unit at MSP-MissingPersons@michigan.gov to ensure their loved one is commemorated. A private roundtable discussion will be held from 9 - 11:30 a.m.   

Child ID kits will also be provided free-of-charge and community organizations that help with missing person cases will be onsite to provide information on child safety.  

“Missing in Michigan” will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Madonna University Franciscan Center, 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/missinginmichigan.