Spokane County works with public to build missing persons databa - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane County works with public to build missing persons database

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Imagine your loved one disappears, and you don’t hear or see them again. That’s the pain families deal with when people go missing because they don’t get closure.

Spokane County for the first time held a Missing Persons event, where families and friends could come with information about their missing loved one to add them to a national database – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NaMus).

“I worry so much about her,” says Oliver Rice.

He sometimes has trouble sleeping when he thinks about his daughter Angel Wilson.

“It’s driving me crazy,” he says.

She went missing August 2007. Oliver says she had been in and out of trouble, but he’s been looking for her non-stop ever since he found out.

“I wonder where she's at. If she's out there, I just don't see her doing that. I just don't see her disappearing like that. I don't,” he says.

According the NaMus database, there are 565 cases in Washington state. Thirty-six of them are from Spokane or Spokane Valley.

So through this Missing Person event, Spokane County hopes to reunite families or give them closure, something Oliver would like.

“I'd like to know one way or the other because not knowing is terrible, terrible,” he says.

The county plans on holding more events like this in the future.

For more information about NaMus: http://www.namus.gov/

For more information on the unidentified persons in Spokane County: https://www.spokanecounty.org/867/Unidentified-Bodies

Call law enforcement or Crime Check if you have information about missing persons.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:46:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>
  • Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:05:30 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>
  • Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:24:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Does High Drive need to be made safer?

    Does High Drive need to be made safer?

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-10-23 21:08:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In wake of a fatal crash along High Drive KHQ investigates if the new improvements to High Drive that just opened last week needs to be made safer. KHQ spoke with City of Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist asking her if the City has plans to put in more guard rails or other traffic control devices along the scenic route. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In wake of a fatal crash along High Drive KHQ investigates if the new improvements to High Drive that just opened last week needs to be made safer. KHQ spoke with City of Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist asking her if the City has plans to put in more guard rails or other traffic control devices along the scenic route. 

    >>
  • Pullman woman identified as victim in University of Utah shooting; Suspect is dead

    Pullman woman identified as victim in University of Utah shooting; Suspect is dead

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-10-23 20:41:09 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - KSL in Salt Lake City has identified the victim in Monday's night's shooting on the campus of the University of Utah as Lauren McCluskey from Pullman.  According to KSL, McCluskey was a student-athlete from Pullman and was on the track and field team. She was a senior at the university majoring in Communications.  

    >>

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - KSL in Salt Lake City has identified the victim in Monday's night's shooting on the campus of the University of Utah as Lauren McCluskey from Pullman.  According to KSL, McCluskey was a student-athlete from Pullman and was on the track and field team. She was a senior at the university majoring in Communications.  

    >>
  • Police video captures Oklahoma suspect stealing patrol car

    Police video captures Oklahoma suspect stealing patrol car

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-10-23 20:40:16 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. - Police in Oklahoma have released video of a handcuffed woman driving off in a patrol car. Tulsa police say 37-year-old Angie Frost was taken into custody March 30 on suspicion of driving a stolen car. An officer handcuffed Frost and placed her in the front seat of his patrol car while he searched the vehicle she had been driving.  

    >>

    TULSA, Okla. - Police in Oklahoma have released video of a handcuffed woman driving off in a patrol car. Tulsa police say 37-year-old Angie Frost was taken into custody March 30 on suspicion of driving a stolen car. An officer handcuffed Frost and placed her in the front seat of his patrol car while he searched the vehicle she had been driving.  

    >>