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Experts gather for missing persons conference in Las Vegas

Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 15:14:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The 12th annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference is underway in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget hotel-casino.

The conference brings experts from around the country together for three days of seminars on responding to and finding missing persons across the country.

For three days, the conference covers a wide range of topics that include finding people after natural disasters, looking into the reasons people go missing, and how to prepare for a worst-case scenario.

According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center, there are 85,459 active missing person cases in the United States as of December 2018.

This conference comes after a rash of missing person cases ended locally with a woman being found dead.

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Police said the recent missing person cases were not related.