Using missing persons database, 2 men work to close cold cases in mid-state

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Almost 1,000 people in Tennessee go to bed every night not knowing where a loved one is.

There are over 300 missing and unidentified persons across the state, many of which are murder victims.

Three of those people–Jennifer Wyant, 22; Veda Powers, 29; and Roger Liles, 49– may come from different backgrounds but are connected by tragedy.

They’re missing, foul play is suspected, and each case is cold.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

All three are in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUS, a government database anyone can search and use.

Using the platform, law enforcement agencies can update cases, the public can search for missing people in their area, and families can look up unidentified people with the hope one belongs to them.

“I don’t think people realize what a missing person does to a family. Either

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