Data Gems

Unfound On The Ground Data Gems
Below are resources to aid in the investigation of missing persons. If you have any feedback please email Edward Dentzel directly at Se habla español

Unfound On The Ground is a live discussion for premium Patreon members, in which these websites are discussed. Archives can be viewed here.

The Charley Project


“170 | The Disappearance of Cameron Remmer: Behind the Scenes” | The Unfound Podcast Channel on YouTube

Merriam-Webster, “crowdsourcing”

“The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism” by Steve Outing Website: The Poynter Institute

The Associated Press, “Anonymous Sources”

“Levels of Attribution” from Chapter 10 of Writing & Reporting for the Media, Eleventh Edition by John R. Bender, Lucinda D. Davenport, Michael W. Drager, and Fred FedlerWebsite: The Oxford University Press

Zaba Search (name search)


Fast People Search


Federal Election Commission

Mary Ferrell Foundation

Google Scholar

Way Back Machine

Intel Techniques

Federal Bureau of Prisons – find an inmate


FBI Records: The Vault

Google News Archive Search

Google Alerts

Justia by Ancestry

Library of Congress: Digital Collections


Murder Accountability Project

Mapping and Geocoding, Journalist’s Toolbox, Society of Professional Journalists

Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium

The State of the Latino News Media, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York

Pew Research Center

U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

InSight Crime

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Police Executive Research Forum

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