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Thursday, September 11, 2014

1,115 unidentified victims, 2,753 lives lost September 11, 2001







 In 2005, the following data was released:
nearly2,800victims
fewer than300whole bodies found
fewer than1,600victims identified
over1,100victims remain unidentified
over800victims identified by DNA alone
nearly20,000pieces of bodies found
over6,000pieces small enough to fit in test-tubes
over200pieces matched to single person
nearly10,000unidentified pieces frozen for future analysis
compiled and published by 911 research


In May 2014, during the transfer of remains to the memorial site, the new york times reported that: 
"of the 2,753 people reported missing at the World Trade Center after the 2001 attacks, remains have not been identified for 1,115 people." 







Saturday, August 30, 2014

THANK YOU CYIM VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUR LABOR OF LOVE



We'd like to thank all of the CYIM Volunteers who labor daily to find resolution for America's Unidentified.  We wish you a very restful and joyful three day weekend.  

Thank you to the entire Missing and Unidentified Community for your labor and efforts to reunite families with their missing loved ones. 





A quick reminder for a safe weekend: 

Please remember to carry identification, an extra cell phone battery and plenty of water.  In the event of traveling make sure to tell your family or close friends the route you’ll be taking, your destination and travel times.  And always be safe!





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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all offices of Can You Identify Me will be closed on Monday, September 1. Our offices will be open for business on Tuesday, September 2.



Monday, July 14, 2014

Wanted Volunteer Board Members




Our 501c3 nonprofit is seeking new Board Member applicants. If you have experience and would like to help victims of domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, human trafficking please visit our website and read about the services we offer to learn more about what we do.  If interested in serving please contact us via email  for an application. 


Thank You

Friday, July 11, 2014

Can You Identify Me will be ON THE AIR in Las Vegas this Sunday July 13


Listen to Can You Identify Me on the air this Sunday, July 13
on the following Las Vegas radio stations:

KDWN AM 720 11:00 PM

Executive Director, Rebel J. Morris will be joined by 
Board Member, Cathy Terkanian and
Board Advisor, David Van Norman

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday America

Notice of Holiday Hours

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all offices of Can You Identify Me will be closing at noon on Thursday, July 3. Our offices will be open for business on Monday, July 7.


In the event of an emergency please call 911.  If you have an urgent non emergency please call our offices and leave a voicemail.  Voicemails will be forwarded to staff for monitoring. 



During this Holiday remember to carry identification, an extra cell phone battery and plenty of water.  In the event of traveling make sure to tell your family or close friends the route you’ll be taking, your destination and travel times.  And always please be safe!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jackie Doe from Compton


                The year was 1975. The place was Compton, California. Although progress had been made, racial tensions were still high. Not only were there struggles between African-Americans and Caucasians, but also between emerging gangs in the various neighborhoods. The battles between the Crips and the Bloods became more violent as they increased in number and claimed their territory.

                Do I have your attention?

In the middle of all this chaos is the unsolved murder of a young African-American girl. That girl is me. I don’t know my name, but I want you to remember my story. So for now, let’s call me Jackie. I was only a teenager – between the ages of 14 and 17 – too young to have my life snuffed out. I stood about 5' tall with brown eyes and black hair and weighed around 100 lbs. Only a few hours after I died on September 13, 1975, somebody found me in the 700 block of Artesia Blvd. Since it is an industrial area, I am sure there were a few stores or maybe even factory buildings that people were coming to and from work or shopping. Unless, of course, it was nighttime – then maybe there wasn’t anybody in the vicinity when I was killed. There is also the possibility that someone witnessed the events that transpired that day, but they were too afraid to come forward because of repercussions.

                I may have been an innocent victim who got caught in cross fire between two rival gangs. But maybe I was a member of one of those gangs. Membership in a gang was a way of life for many teenagers who were simply trying to survive.

                Some people believe that I may not have been from California. If this is true, was I visiting family or friends and not familiar with the neighborhood? Had I just moved here with my family and started attending the nearby Centennial High School?

                I didn’t have any belongings with me when I was found except for a few pieces of jewelry. I imagine that I liked to dress up a little bit because that’s what many girls my age like to do. It seems I fancied the combination of gold and white metal. I had two rings – one was a white metal ring with one black and one white stone, and the other was a gold metal ring holding a large black stone with a gold flower inset. I also had a white metal chain necklace and a white metal bracelet. The last distinguishing feature is a 1-½ inch scar on the instep of my left foot. How did I get that?

                I know that I don’t have very many clues to tell you who I am, but I hope something in my story will trigger a memory. Were you a classmate of mine? Do you recognize me from another state or possibly another country? Even though over 30 years have passed since I died, it’s possible that someone out there is still looking for me and wondering what happened to me.

                Do you remember me? Can you help to solve my cold case?


               
If you have any information about this young woman, please contact:
Los Angeles County Coroner
(323) 343-0512
NCIC Number: U-761532768

Preview her Profile Data page: Los AngelesCalifornia Jane Doe September 1975

Monday, June 2, 2014