HOUSTON – Several local law enforcement agencies united Thursday to educate the community about the importance of Missing in Harris County Day.
The Houston Police Department, Pasadena Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office highlighted the importance that there is no 24-hour waiting period to report someone missing, which includes all ages and elders with dementia.
So far, there are 462 unidentified people buried in the two indigent cemeteries serving Harris County, including the Crosby Cemetery, as of May 1, 2022. The events will give the public an opportunity on how to keep that number from growing. It is a prelude to the annual Missing in Harris County Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Children’s Assessment Center, according to a release.
Cheek swab DNA demonstrations were held at the cemetery by law enforcement to help deflect any concerns about blood draws.