Police in Missouri and Illinois are stepping up efforts to solve local missing persons cases.
Law enforcement officials hosted their 1st annual Missing Person Day event at the Jennings State Office Building and at St. Clair Square in Illinois.
Families were given the option to file a report on a missing loved one or update an existing report with new information for investigators.
Police are also asking families to provide DNA samples that will go into a national database used for only missing and endangered persons case.READ:Families of missing persons asked for DNA for data baseEarlier this month, the Illinois State Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol teamed up with police departments in the St. Louis area to help authorities identify the unidentified remains stored in morgues across the country.
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