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Familial DNA program continues as part of National Missing Persons Week

Monday, 01 August 2022 11:19:33 AM

National Missing Persons Week commences this Sunday 31 July 2022, until Saturday 6 August 2022.

Investigators from the State Crime Command's Missing Persons Registry will be establishing four pop-up DNA collection centres as efforts continue to further inquiries and provide answers to families.

Please note that family representatives of missing persons will join police in addressing the media at the Surry Hills, Newcastle, and Penrith collection centres.

Further details on the press conferences will be provided throughout the week.

Each location will be open between 10am and 6pm.

Monday 1 August 2022

LOCATION (1) McQueen Room, Sydney Police Centre

151-241 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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Tuesday 2 August 2022

LOCATION (2) Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall

290 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

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Thursday 4 August 2022

LOCATION (3) Kurrajong Hall 2, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre

93/109 Princes Highway, Dapto NSW 2530

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Friday 5 August 2022

LOCATION (4) Thornton Community Centre

61 Lord Sheffield Circuit, Penrith NSW 2750

Relatives of any missing person across the country, who resides on or near these locations, should consider coming forward and providing a DNA sample.

Familial DNA samples are provided via buccal swab and are only compared against missing persons databases in Australia.