Bill Signed to Help Identify Missing Deceased Individuals Faster

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/03 2014 11:40AM

Updated 09/03 2014 11:41AM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to help identify missing deceased individuals faster on Wednesday.

A press release says the bill will require the state Division of Criminal Justice Services to promptly provide local law enforcement agencies with personal descriptions and other identifying information of unidentified deceased persons.

“This new law strengthens the State’s partnership with local law enforcement agencies as they seek to identify unknown deceased persons, ultimately helping to bring closure to families and friends who have lost someone they love,” Governor Cuomo said.

The information will be accessed by all New York law enforcement agencies and also to agencies outside of the state by request. This information will be made available through a secure online portal.

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