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Relatives of missing provide DNA

State joins national effort to give names to unidentified dead

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Last week, relatives of 16 missing people gave the state a sample of their saliva, hoping it would help New York in its effort to locate their loved ones, even if they’ve turned up dead somewhere. New York is part of the growing national effort to match genetic material with the DNA of thousands of unidentified dead across the country. Barbara Sullivan, whose son disappeared nearly two years ago at age 19, was among those ...


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