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(a) If the person identified in the missing person report remains missing for 30 days, and the additional information and materials specified below have not been received, the law enforcement agency shall attempt to obtain:

(1) DNA samples from family members and, if possible, from the missing person along with any needed documentation, including consent forms, required for the use of state or federal DNA databases;

(2) dental information and x-rays, and an authorization to release dental information or x-rays of the missing person;

(3) any additional photographs of the missing person that may aid the investigation or an identification; and

(4) fingerprints.

(b) The law enforcement agency shall immediately determine whether any additional information received on the missing person indicates that the person is endangered.

(c) Any additional information or materials received by the law enforcement agency shall be entered into the applicable state or federal database as soon as possible.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude a law enforcement agency from obtaining any of the materials identified in this section before the 30th day following the filing of the missing person report.

(e) The law enforcement agency shall not be required to obtain written authorization before it releases publicly any photograph that would aid in the investigation or identification of the missing person.


2009 c 38 s 4

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