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Help Establish National Protocol for Missing and Unidentified Person Cases

Believe or not, in the US,  there is no National Protocol for law enforcement to follow in missing person cases. If we did, we probably wouldn’t have so many unidentified persons and the likelihood of finding missing people would be much improved. Not only that but police would be forced to follow the same guidelines throughout the country. In my opinion,  we should be treating every missing person case as a homicide until we learn otherwise. Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies don’t always do the right thing and often times families are forced to deal with bureaucracy and red tape. Many fail to submit fingerprints, dental records, or DNA for the missing person. This can be prevented.


Read about and vote for National Protocol in Missing and Unidentified Person Cases submitted by Kelly Jolkowski (President and Founder of Project Jason) on Change.org. The legislation provides law enforcement with a check list of information to acquire from the family of the missing person, databases and other resources to utilize, such as DNA analysis, and the new NamUs. Coroners and medical examiners are given procedures to report the unidentified deceased, and enter all available identifiers into national databases, such as fingerprints, dental records, and DNA analysis.   The text of the legislation can be found here:  http://www.projectjason.org/downloads/ModelLegislation2008Revision.pdf

This idea is currently in 4th Place in Criminal Justice  and needs 67 more votes to make it into the second round!

As Advocate for missing mother and friend, Lilly Aramburo, who vent missing from Miami, FL 6/1/07, I support this legislation wholeheartedly and thank everyone involved, including all who support it by voting and blogging about it and sharing it across the internet. Thank you!! I know what it’s like to fight every step of the way with detectives and law enforcement to get anything done. Every body knows how critical the first 24-48 hours are in solving a missing persons case, but in Lilly’s case, nothing was done because the detective assigned to her case was on vacation! Needless to say, Lilly’s case went cold fast. And the person/people who took her life, remain free with the ability to prey on someone else’s loved one.

This is just our experience. Countless families are forced to suffer needless injustice, red tape and even racism at the hands of law enforcement . I believe it can be prevented by this legislation and many cases could be solved. We must take action now.

Please add your voice and support missing & unidentified persons and their families in the US.

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Giving Thanks

my dakinis

my dakinis

On this special holiday of gratitude, I am grateful for:

  • my precious children (my little dakinis)
  • my precious human life
  • my husband & lifelong best friend, “Steaprok”
  • his infinite patience
  • my family
  • my friends & sangha
  • the kindness of my teachers – especially Lama Tsering Everest & Chagdud Khandro of Chagdud Gompa
  • my daughters’ school, their teacher’s & the butterfly garden
  • the little time we had with our precious friend, Lilly Aramburo (still missing)
  • all the wonderful people who have supported me in my mission to find Lilly
  • my cat, Machik and all animals
  • the dedication of organizations like NCMA and Project Jason for missing persons
  • those who advocate on behalf of womens rights & violence against women worldwide
  • those who feed the hungry and give shelter to the homeless
  • those who work to ease suffering
  • our president elect, Barack Obama

I love you all deeply and hope that this day you reflect on the positive things in your life. As well as sending prayers of compassion to those beings who are in pain and suffering greatly.

May you, your family and your friends all find peace this day and all days.

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