NamUs Contacts by Region


I can think of a number of things I could be doing right now instead of stressing and spending my days and nights wondering:

Who I am?

Who are my parents?

Do I have any brothers and sisters?

Do my parents who are quite old by now have other children who look out for them and help them?

Are my parents even alive, or, did they go to their grave in tears believing I am dead?

Did my parents spend every waking hour and every minute of every night crying and going crazy over thoughts of:

If I am dead in a ditch with the vultures picking and eating my eyeballs before they go for the rest of me?

Am I being repeatedly raped?

Am I being beaten to death?

Am I loved?

Am I being well cared for?

I did not wake up one day and say: “Hey, I think I’ll pretend to be missing so I can be a pain in UNTCHI’ tail, NOR did I wake up one morning as a baby and waited for mom to change my dirty diaper, feed and burp me before I jumped out of the crib and ran away!

Yet this nation, with all it’s money and resources of professionals who are skilled and entrusted in solving and returning missing people have nothing better to do than to waste taxpayers dollars! They want the money but they don’t want to provide the service! Another words: scam the system!

After my last posting, a few hours ago, I went to get a bite to eat. While I ate, that email from UNTCHI was nagging me. So, I came back and got on NamUs which, along with NIJ is a part of DOJ (Department of Justice). Anyways, I clicked on “NamUs Contacts by Region” and imagine my surprise to see that the contacts work for UNTHSC which is UNTCHI. NamUs is still advertising free DNA tests!

The very same research hospital that is throwing a temper tantrum over losing the NIJ grant is also the same people on NamUs (which is part of DOJ) who are advertising that they do free DNA tests!


I am posting the contacts for other families to call who I am certain are getting the run around as much as I am:

Region 1: CA, NV, AZ

Dustin Driscoll 817-240-4106

Region 2: WA, OR, MT, ID, WY, ND, SD, MN

Jessica Hager 817-374-2765

Region 3: UT, CO, NM, NE, KS, IA, MO

Melissa Gregory 817-304-0893

Region 4: TX, OK, AR, LA, MS

Mike Nance 918-527-0080

Region 5: IL, IN, OH, PA, WV, KY,TN

Amy Dobbs 817-304-8873

Region 6: WI, MI, NY, VT, NH, MA, CT, ME

Lori Bruski 817-718-7904

Region 7: NC, SC, GA, AL, FL, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Virgin Islands

Carrie Sutherland 817-202-5931

Region 8: VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ

Pamela Reed 817-666-5432

There is NO reason for all this nonsense from UNTCHI, nor from any non-profit or for profit who is awarded a grant!

I know! I am just wasting time, energy, and Word Press space because who really cares? Think about it…

The ones who can do something about solving all these cases aren’t doing it. They tie us all up and hold us all hostage in “Red Tape” which lasts for years, decades, and longer which makes the special interests happy because the way they see it:

job security from a constant flow of never ending money!




















I Must Be Living In the Twilight Zone (or maybe a paradox existence, or perhaps it’s a rock I’m living under)!

I checked my email today that I have specifically for my abduction issue, and for contacting my Pennsylvania contact when I know my abductors are heading up there. I don’t check my email every day, and I have to be honest, sometimes I don’t get to it for a month or two, or three. Why? Who’s going to contact me? I guess I’ve come to the point where I feel hopeless… I realize there is NO qualified “missing persons” official anywhere on this planet that gives a rat’s tail about me, and instead prefers if I stay missing because, well, it’s called “job security”.

The missing persons industry is a multi-trillion dollar industry where there is much money to be made in government grants but NO oversight NOR attempt to force all these different charities, for profit (but they claim are non-profit status) research hospitals, and other for profit entities to use the money for the grants purposes and NOT pocket the money. To put it simply: someone’s misery is someone’s profit! I am more profitable to them if I stay missing.

I’ll give you an excellent example:

I was quite pleasantly shocked to see that UNTCHI actually emailed me back! I thought maybe there is some hope, until I read the email. It was sent Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 11:41 am by a Linda LaRose, MT (ASCP) Quality Manager for UNT Center for Human Identification.

Dear (I am leaving this blank on this site),

Your email was forwarded to me regarding “DNA testing alternatives”. I apologize for the frustration you are feeling. Unfortunately, at this time we are limiting the number of samples accepted for testing. NIJ is diligently working with us to resolve this issue.

In order for you to submit a sample for a missing person you must contact your local law enforcement agency. All samples submitted for missing persons cases must be collected by law enforcement with a signed consent by the donor and appropriate chain of custody. Once you submit a sample through your local law enforcement agency they will select a laboratory to perform the testing. The ultimate goal of the UNT Center for Human Identification is to develop DNA profiles for upload into the national CODIS database so that the DNA profiles can be searched at a national level in an effort to identify the missing. Private labs do not have access to CODIS.

You stated you had contacted us in the past and did not receive a response. I am sorry no one responded. We realize that having a missing loved one is very stressful. I assume from your email that you have been in contact with a NamUs Regional System Administrator. Can you please tell me who you spoke with? I would like to follow up on your case and hopefully provide you with assistance. Thank you for contacting us.


Linda LaRose, MT (ASCP)

Quality Manager

UNT Center for Human Identification

3500 Camp Bowie, CBH-658

Fort Worth, TX 76107

ph 817-735-2453 fax 800-221-3515


I don’t even know where to even begin with this email! Please, just bear with me.

  1. “Unfortu

1)”Unfortunately, at this time we are limiting the number of samples accepted for testing. NIJ is diligently working with us to resolve this issue.”

UNTCHI lost the contract from NIJ for the 2017-2018 year. Whenever NIJ’s fiscal year ends is when the 2016-2017 grant ends with UNTCHI. So, if the fiscal year ends and begins either in June or July, UNTCHI does not have a legal leg to stand on to reject samples just because they’re angry that they didn’t get a blank check for another year from NIJ. Also, there seems to be some miscommunication because UNTCHI claims they lost the contract and are therefore refusing to process DNA tests outside of Texas which is illegal when it comes to that grants rules stating that all DNA all over the United States of America must be processed using that taxpayer grant money, but then I get on the NamUs site and they are claiming that UNTCHI has the grant to do these DNA tests… nobody seems to know what is going on and missing persons and their families are being left to hang out to dry and all these different sources who are responsible for solving the missing persons problem do not seem to think there is anything wrong with the wonton disrespectful, noncompassionate, disorganized practice/policies that they are carrying on with peoples lives. They just don’t care!

2)”In order for you to submit a sample for a missing person you must contact your local law enforcement agency. All samples submitted for missing persons cases must be collected by law enforcement with a signed consent by the donor and appropriate chain of custody”.

Well! I’m screwed because Prince William County Police; Falls Church City Sheriffs Office (along with the Falls Church City Mayors/Council Members Office); District of Columbia Vital Statistics, Courts and Social Services (to find out if I was adopted. This was back in 2009-2010), then after determining I was not adopted I called the social worker about matching my finger prints to my supposed birth records, she transferred me to someone else in 2010…the person I was transferred to doesn’t even answer the phone nor returns messages!

WOW! So many more… I have to go back and look at all my records to refresh my memory of all the contacts I have made that fell on deaf ears!!!!! To put it clearly, the police are NOT going to do this!

3)”Once you submit a sample through your local law enforcement agency they will select a laboratory to perform the testing. The ultimate goal of the UNT Center for Human Identification is to develop DNA profiles for upload into the national CODIS database so that the DNA profiles can be searched at a national level in an effort to identify the missing. Private labs do not have access to CODIS.”

This defeats the purpose and is a waste of money for me if by some miracle the cops decide to take a DNA sample and send it to a lab that has NO access to CODIS. For this woman to even tell me to do this DNA test knowing full well that the results would NEVER be processed because the lab does NOT have the access to the technology…

I find this quite vulgar that this woman who is suppose to be a professional and is working for a research hospital that is charged by the United States of American Government to identify the missing would send me on a wild goose chase!!!!!!!

4)”You stated you had contacted us in the past and did not receive a response. I am sorry no one responded. We realize that having a missing loved one is very stressful.”

LADY, IT’S JUST AS STRESSFUL BEING THE PERSON WHO IS MISSING!!!!! Ms. LaRose, I am going to show you grace at least for this blooper. Afterall, how many missing persons contact you by email asking you to do a DNA test on them because they are hoping their parents maybe entered their own DNA into YOUR CODIS System hoping to find THEIR MISSING DAUGHTER. I am probably the first ALIVE missing person who has contacted you. Every other missing person you have dealt with is deceased and laying in an unmarked grave or a morgue somewhere in this country. Also, I doubt your sincerety when your establishment didn’t return my email AND you have already tried to send me on a wild goose chase because your research hospital isn’t able to get another blank check and you can’t take it out on NIJ so you punish the very people you are suppose to help by turning your back on thousands of families and their deceased loved ones because they don’t live in Texas!

5)”I assume from your email that you have been in contact with a NamUs Regional System Administrator. Can you please tell me who you spoke with? I would like to follow up on your case and hopefully provide you with assistance. Thank you for contacting us.”

Amazing! Simply amazing! A fishing expedition! Ms. LaRose, I realize you are not at the very tippy top of the chain. Another words, your not the “head honcho”. You’re just the person who was assigned this onerous task of sweeping this latest scandal of many scandals that resulted in UNTCHI losing the grant under the table. Tell your greedy “head honcho” that is sweating over the worry that my case is the final nail in UNTCHI’ coffin of any hope in getting all that nice grant money for him/her/them to pocket, can get on the computer and type in NamUs. If the “head honcho” is too lazy to let his/her/their fingers do the walking, then tell him/her/them to have their secretary do it! Furthermore, you have already told me in your email that UNTCHI will not help me unless I am in Texas. So please Ms. LaRose, stop talking out of both sides of your mouth! The only “following up” your “head honcho” wants to do is damage control and I am NOT going to help you! DO YOUR JOBS AND STOP SWINDLING THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What?! Do you find me brazen by saying this?!

Well, Ms. LaRose, I don’t think much of UNTCHI nor it’s staff either!






Sandbox Bickering!

As you all know, I have been looking to find my real family, who I am, for many years now… with no success. I have looked for help from law enforcement, pro bono attorneys and pro bono private detectives (which I have yet to find any pro bono attorney/P.I. who truly does do pro bono and not just falsely advertises “pro bono” simply as a way to impress people and to get an award and a pat on the back for being a “great guy or gal”).

Another place I have looked to is NamUs. I got this wild idea a few years back. Really, it was a long shot idea, one that I was willing to take. NamUs has partnered up with UNT Health Science Center/UNT Center for Human Identification to identify remains with the DNA of families who voluntarily gave their DNA hoping that their DNA would match a remain and they would have closure. Don’t get me wrong, there is no family member who says “I hope my loved one is dead!” They hope that their DNA does not match a body at some coroners office or “unknown” grave in a cemetery. They do this to rule out the 40 thousand+ sets of remains that no human has a clue as to who they are.

My “wild long shot idea” was that if my real parents entered their DNA in the national database, if I could get NamUs to test my DNA through their partner UNT Health Science Center/UNT Center for Human Identification, I may be able to find my real family.

Well, the first time I contacted UNT Health Science Center/ UNT Center for Human Identification was by email on Tuesday April 14, 2015 and I sent the email to a Dr. Eisenberg who was the contact person. 

It is now Wednesday June 21, 2017 and I have yet to hear from Dr. Eisenberg.

The second time I contacted them was yesterday, and so far, no response.

Yesterday, before I emailed them, I looked on NamUs and UNT Health Science Center/UNT Center for Human Identification’ websites. Yesterday, NamUs was advertising UNTHSC/UNTCFHI as being the lab that does the testing. Yesterday, UNTHSC/UNTCFHI had a letter posted with the date of February 26, 2017. I printed the letter off and with your patience, I would like to retype it here.


February 26, 2017

Dear Valued Customer,

We were recently notified by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) that the grant Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing would not be offered in 2017 for fiscal year 2018. The UNT Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI) has been a recipient of this award since 2004 and because of this funding has been able to process thousands of cases for agencies across the United States. Unfortunately without these funds from NIJ, UNTCHI will not be able to offer DNA testing and anthropology services to agencies outside the state of Texas.

We currently are processing all samples in our custody with funding from our current NIJ award; however, due to the limited amount of remaining funds, effective February 26, 2017 UNTCHI no longer will be able to accept new submissions. Agencies will be contacted regarding return of submissions received postmarked on or after the date of this letter.

We sincerely regret this inconvenience and are working with NIJ and other avenues towards a resolution. If funding becomes available we will notify your agency immediately that we are resuming services at no cost. If interested, we will be developing a fee-for-service strategy to continue to provide DNA testing and anthropology services to your agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact the laboratory at 1-800-763-3147 if you would like additional information. We hope to resolve the funding issue and to work with you in the future. Thank you for your support these past years.

Best Regards,

Bruce Budowle, PhD, Laboratory Director

Dixie Peters, Technical Leader, Missing Persons Unit

Melody Josserand, CODIS Administrator

Linda LaRose, Quality Manager

Hector Saenz, Operations Manager

Mark Ingraham, Associate Director Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology


Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine*Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences*School of Public Health*School of Health Professions*Health Institutes of Texas*UNT Health

3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107* 817-735-2000


An EEO/Affirmative Action Institution


Now, I have several issues with this letter:

  1. NamUs as of Tuesday June 20, 2017 is still advertising them.
  2. UNTCHI refusing service to any one outside of Texas even though NIJ’ grant is for ALL people in ALL states and territories in the United States of America.
  3. My suspicion that UNTCHI’ definition of “fiscal year” is not NIJ’ definition of “fiscal year” and therefore are not using the grant money for what NIJ’ grant expects and for how long.
  4. UNTCHI’ lack of compassion is very clear in this letter: “Dear Valued Customer”, “We sincerely regret this inconvenience”, “Best Regards”. UNTCHI seems to have forgotten a number of important rules of decency: 1) their Hippocratic oath of “first do no harm” and 2) missing and dead people are not commodities nor are we invisible, and you will not treat us as “merchandise” being pedaled by some company for “processing”: “Dear Valued Customer”?! Also, how dare you spit in our faces with “Best Regards”?!?! Whether we are dead or missing, we have no control over our situation. Our “Best Regards” are totally dependent on whether you have a backbone or not! Yea! Yea! Yea! The only thing I suspect you “regret” and consider an “inconvenience” is not being given another “blank check” from NIJ to fritter away! So, NIJ strips you of further grant money and what do you do? You retaliate like a little kid pouting in a sandbox because you didn’t get your “ice cream” and so like throwing sand, you throw us missing, dead, and the families of the missing and dead to the wolves and have the nerve to tell us “We sincerely regret this inconvenience” and “Best Regards”! You don’t deserve this grant money and should be forced to pay back every red cent you receive in grants for the last 13 years (2004-2017)
  5. UNTCHI’ proven track record they do not and will not respond to inquiries.
  6. There was estimated a number of years back about 40,000+ sets of unidentified remains. I read not too long ago that NamUs still has 40,000 + sets of unidentified remains, which leads me to the question: What has UNTCHI really been doing with the grant money for the last 13 years?
  7. I suspect the reason UNTCHI lost the grant is due to several things: 1) failure or refusal to follow through with identifying a reasonable amount of unidentified humans; 2) failure and/or refusal to respond appropriately to the families of the missing, or even the missing themselves; 3) UNTCHI’ proof (especially in this letter) of their lack of compassion and their failure to the Hippocratic oath of ” First do no harm”. 

Well, so far I do not know who will get the grant from NIJ for 2018, but, hopefully the next teaching hospital system will have a backbone so they will not only succeed but will show the dead, missing, and the families of the dead and missing the compassion, dignity, and respect they rightfully deserve,  and not just choose to “fritter” the grant money away! 

AND, will behave maturely instead of acting like a pouting child throwing sand in a sandbox because he/she didn’t get their way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Fortune Cookie Has A Sense of Humor!

I was going through a bunch of boxes yesterday evening and came across a fortune from a cookie I had eaten a while back. I am a person who has no faith in a fortune cookie’ prediction. I mean, all the times I have received the prediction of “you are going to meet a tall dark handsome man”, I have yet to meet him (but then, I am not looking for him). It is just a temporary curiosity to look forward to, like the Cracker Jacks prizes one looked for as a child, excited to find it and then soon forgotten for the next curiosity.

Any ways, I looked at this “fortune” and stood there in disbelief at what I was reading. I had to read it several times to make sure I wasn’t misreading or hallucinating it. I am even looking at it now to make sure it still says it incase I had dreamed it. I am going to save and laminate it.

It says:

“You have a lively family.”

NOW! If that ain’t a mouthful of prediction, I don’t know what is!

The Same Ol’ Same Ol’

I didn’t realize it has been over a year since my last post. I had decided not to post quite a while back out of guilt that maybe I am wrong to feel this way towards them and airing the “dirty laundry”, and that I should just “grin and bear it”.  Another words: my Stockholm Syndrome, I guess, had flared up.

I am kind of at a low point today because we had a wambanger of a fight yesterday evening (the three of us) which I have no doubt the neighbors heard for blocks and courts around, even though it was indoors. But then, the neighbors have been finding their “fair share” of getting screamed and cussed at by both of them.

I think it was around Memorial Day weekend. I heard these blood curdling shrilling screams of curse words coming from their bedroom. I ran to their room wondering what heinous thing had happened to set her off. I found her half way out of the window shrilling curse words that would make a raunchy mouthed sailor blush. She slammed the window shut still cussing. I asked her what was wrong and she tells me the next door neighbors elementary age grandchildren were throwing trash over the fence into their (my abductors) back yard. I didn’t go out to see if there was trash because of shock at her explosion towards these little kids. I know that sounds crazy considering I have seen and heard them in 50-something years of action.

Nothing should shock me, but this explosion did and I just stood there like I was frozen in time, or, a statue. The next morning I got up and immediately went into the backyard to get the offending trash, but, I didn’t see any. I don’t think that the grandparents and parents would even play “Russian Roulet by sending the children in to get the trash. Nor do I believe the grandparents and parents would be brave enough to come onto the property to get the trash. I know neither of my abductors went outside to get the trash. So, the only conclusion I have come to is that the kids did not throw any thing over the fence. She just saw the kids playing near the fence and maybe thought they were going to throw something, or, another conclusion could be she just didn’t want to see nor hear the children playing nearby.

The Friday before Memorial Day we (the three of us plus their dog) went to Pennsylvania to do the graves. That’s a story in itself. Originally they both didn’t want me going. Then she told me that she was going to pay a cousin to do the graves so she wouldn’t have to go up there. That one threw me for a loop because I didn’t know how she was going to have him do the graves when the man was in his own grave! When I casually made the statement about I thought he passed away the year before, she said she was going to go on Sunday, then Saturday.  I did not know what to tell my contact in Pennsylvania. I think about it being the holiday weekend and all the officers who have family or vacation plans, officials who have to do scheduling and this “monkey wrench” or “banana peel” that my abductors throw into the way…..

there was no reason for it. I just hope my contact and all of my contacts officers and staff know that I am sorry for this nonsense and that I am grateful to them for their overwhelming patience and dedication in protecting this child. It was about two or three days before when they decided to take me with them. I notified my contact.

So, we got there in one piece and alive even with him slamming on the breaks when another driver with West Virginia tags tailgaited him. That made the West Virginia driver furious. We got there in one piece even with her screaming and cussing at some woman at a grocery store up there who asked her a friendly simple non-threatening question. We got there and we got back alive and in one piece…

and I was thankful they did not offer to stop at the “Welcome to Maryland” and “Welcome to Virginia” signs so I could kiss the signs.

I have been thinking about this child a lot lately. I have heard a lot of people say that children grow up too fast. I even believe it and have told many parents over the years “not to blink because when they open their eyes, their child will be begging them for either the car keys or to watch the grandbabies so they and their spouse can go on a “date night”.


for some strange, weird, “twilight zone” reason, this child is still a child. It seems like decades since she was born. Surely she should be a normal child and be out of college and married with a baby on the way!


she’s not. It seems like time has stopped for this child…

like in Brigadoon.

If I am correct, I think she is only around eleven years old. I know any parent who loves their child would consider my wish or desire for their child to grow up fast a curse. I don’t wish this lightly. I wish it knowing that when she is an adult, she will no longer be vulnerable and at risk to my abductors.

Well, I have to go and there is still a lot to post, if I have the stomach for it. They are going up to Pennsylvania again this weekend, without me. I was suppose to watch their dog down here while they are up there, but after yesterday evening, they may tell me tonight that they will take the dog with them and leave her in the hot car just to upset me, and they will do it.

I don’t consider myself  a “perfect Christian”, as a matter of fact, I look at myself as a “work in progress” and wonder at times if I am even salvageable or should just be condemned and demolished because I am beyond hope. I don’t go around twisting and running the words of the Lord into the ground thereby making people abhor the Lord. I use to go to church and admired “wholesome pillar of the community” Christians whom I (I, MYSELF, and ME) considered and treated them as being better than me. I even tried to learn from them. Yet, every single one of these “Pillars of the Community” abhorred and disdained being asked to pray for someone unless that someone was rich, powerful, influential.

I am nobody. This request is not for the “Pillars of the Community” nor for those who wear their Christianity like an uncomfortable tuxedo and then quickly remove it at the first opportunity they have (being when they no longer need it).

This is for the nobodies, like me. If you are a nobody who BELIEVES in prayer and also LOVES praying, please pray for this child and her family’ safety. Please pray for the neighbors and their children/grandchildren’ safety. Please pray for my abductors dog’ safety. Please pray for the police officers safety.  Please pray for the safety of all those (including the next door neighbors cat) who my abductors will come into contact with. Please pray for my abductors true salvation.

Thank you.


Got To Love That Full Moon!

First of all, Happy Resurrection Sunday.

Their Jack Russell Terrier got to eat last Saturday and on Tuesday. The other days, if she ate, which I doubt, it was out. I made sure she at least had fresh water in as many bowls as I could manage to sneak to wash and refill with clean water. I snuck her two dog bones this morning. She hasn’t had a dog bone in two to three weeks. I figure, if they make her go without food again today, at least she has two dog bones.

The Department of the Census has decided to do a mid-decade Census. Why, I have no idea. Normally, the Census has always been every ten years landing on 00,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,and then repeats itself starting with 00. So, why they are doing a Census in 2016, your guess is as good as mine.

The Department of the Census sent theirs a while back and they ignored it. The Department of the Census sent them a little postcard telling them in so many words to do it by mail or by phone or they would show up at their door to make them do it.

I haven’t seen the questions but I have heard about some of the questions, that the questions are very intrusive. For example, they want your whole medical history written down for them. They want to know who your employer and your immediate supervisor is. Like I said, I have not seen the questions, but they were complaining that it was none of the government’ business.

Yesterday, I saw the Census in it’s sealed envelope on the counter waiting to be mailed. The Federal Government is obviously strapped for money because while I don’t go out of my way to look at the mail that is waiting to be mailed, I couldn’t help but notice his answer through the cheap envelope. There was a time when the government used top quality paper especially if the information was confidential. Obviously, not anymore.

I don’t think the Director is going to be very happy with the answer he gave him. It might give some postal employee sorting through mail a good laugh at the answer and tell his buddies about how “bold this guy is”, but, considering that the government does not take “No” for an answer from it’s citizens,  I doubt the Director will be happy with this answer. So, I suspect the Department of the Census will be showing up sometime next week or the week after to flex it’s muscles. The Department of the Census is in for a rude awakening because they have no clue as to what they are walking into. I’d like to say that I hope they wait till the full moon is over but whether it’s a full moon or not, my abductors love fighting, even if it’s to the death, and they’re getting worse.

So far, the Prince William County Police Department hasn’t been by about their Jack Russell Terrier…

Maybe they’re waiting for the full moon to end.


I’d like to say that I didn’t see it coming

that it was a shock to me

to everyone

but it wasn’t, all the signs were there

Maybe I turned a blind eye hoping I was wrong

or maybe I thought you were kidding

but either way I wish it wasn’t true

I could’ve been there to help you

to be there when you needed someone the most

now I’ll never know.


By: Abby February 2, 2014