State Police host "Missing in Michigan" event

Posted at 8:10 AM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 15:52:01-04

There are over 4,000 people currently reported missing in Michigan and nearly 300 unidentified remains cases.

In an effort to resolve the cases, the Michigan State Police hosted the 6th annual Missing in Michigan event Saturday in Detroit.

Families were encouraged to bring photographs and health records of their missing loved ones to update law enforcement databases.

This is the 6th event, the third time it was held in Detroit.

Over 60 missing persons cases have been resolved because of these events.

One woman shared her story with the crowd, "Our sister, that we dearly loved, Paulett Chester, was a missing person from Michigan for 35 years. Through sharing our story today with you, we hope and pray that we can encourage you and that you will always remember that you are not alone."

In support of the effort, Governor Snyder has declared May as Missing Person's Awareness Month.