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Long-Term Missing Persons Investigations

 Date: Steptember 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm PST

Location: Online


Course Description: 

Long-term missing person investigations can prove very challenging. This course will not only cover the California Penal Codes as related to missing persons, as well as biometric descriptors used to assist in identifications of unidentified remains, but it will also provide creative resources that can assist your investigation. Sources of potential biometric materials (including fingerprint exemplars, dental records, and DNA reference samples) will be provided. Multiple databases will be discussed to include their capabilities and resources of assistance benefits.  Skip tracing methods will also be discussed in how they are used to generate additional information to aid in your investigation.  

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

1) Explain the California Penal Codes associated with missing persons.

2) Familiarize with the Missing Person Biometric sources.

3) Analyze the databases utilized in missing person investigations.

4) Review resources to aid in long-term missing person investigations.


Paige Kneeland is a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in California. She has been assigned to the Homicide Bureau since 2003 and is responsible for reviewing unsolved homicides, sexual assaults, and missing/unidentified persons cases to find resolution. She is the ViCAP Law Enforcement Manager for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and is the current Vice Chair of the ViCAP National Advisory Board. Paige also contracts with the Sacramento Police Department reviewing their unsolved homicide cases for their Cold Case Unit. She has a Master of Forensic Science Degree from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Georgia.

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

For additional information please contact Parasto Tabrizi at


Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project  of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victim of Crime Act. 

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