All posts tagged: Peace4 the Missing

The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) Must Be Passed, Why?

In order to better serve families of missing persons, The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) was initiated by the mother of missing Billy Smolinski, Jan Smolinski.  Billy’s Law was quickly and unanimously passed through the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate.  We need EVERYONE to move quickly to contact the 2 Senators of your home state and all of the Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to support and back this bill which will be of benefit to all families of missing persons. What will Billy’s Law do?  It will create incentives for all law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners to be trained in how to properly process all missing persons cases,  as well as enter the data into the NamUs system which was created by the Dept. of Justice. The bill would authorize the sharing of information from the National Crime Information Center database to the NamUs database, therefore, increasing the number of case resolutions and potentially bringing answers to families of missing persons all across our country. …

ImaginePublicity Endorses Bill For Missing Persons

Every year tens of thousands of Americans go missing, never to be seen by their loved ones again. At the same time, there are also an estimated 40,000 sets of unidentified human remains that are being held or disposed of across the country. Sadly, because of gaps in the nation’s missing persons systems, missing persons and unidentified remains are rarely matched. Help Find the Missing Act is an effort to fix these problems and bring closure to the loved ones of the missing. This legislation is named after Billy Smolinski of Waterbury, Connecticut who went missing on August 24, 2004 at the age of 31. Billy’s family knows all-too-well the systemic challenges in trying to find the missing. They quickly learned that while federal law mandates law enforcement report missing children, there are no such requirements for adults – or unidentified bodies. Compounding this problem is the fact that local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners, often don’t have the resources or training to voluntarily report these cases. Finally, even when missing adults and …