Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Answers for Challenging Cases 

Bode Technology supports medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement agencies, death investigators, crime labs, government and disaster management organizations with advanced DNA testing for identification. Bode’s proprietary bone extraction method and other advanced techniques enables our scientists to successfully develop DNA profiles from the most challenging cases, including severely degraded remains.

Advanced DNA Technologies to Solve the Most Challenging Cases

Bode uses STR, Y-STR, mini-STR, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing as well as Rapid DNA and forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG) on bones, teeth, other human remains and family reference samples to identify missing persons and unidentified remains. Bode’s experts perform complex kinship analysis to support the identification process. Bode also supports DNA uploads into the CODIS missing person’s database. When time is of the essence, Bode offers rush identification services.

Unidentified crime victims

Victims of natural disasters

Victims of mass casualty events

Victims of conflict

We’re Honored to Support:

Bode is honored to provide assistance when called.

World Trade Center
Hurricane Katrina
Airline and transportation disasters
Victims of war including severely degraded remains from WWII and Vietnam
Latin American Initiative for the Identification of the Disappeared (LAIID)
“Femicide” in Mexico
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

RTI Awarded National Missing and Unidentified Persons System Contract

Bode Technology has been named as a partner.

Additional resources



BODE X-traction™ Technology: DNA from Rootless Hairs and Shell Casings


On Demand Webinar

Forensic Genealogy: Unlocking the science with a deeper dive into law enforcement investigations



Rapid DNA as Part of a Comprehensive Disaster Victim ID Plan

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Scientific expertise and proprietary methods

Developing DNA profiles from the most challenging samples, Bode is an industry leader in human identification testing.