The Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday opened two bureaus for missing persons, providing a location where those looking for missing family members can go and examine photos and likenesses of unidentified bodies, and compare dental impressions, fingerprints and DNA if they believe they recognize a victim.
The two centers, one at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police headquarters in Chiyoda and one at the Asakusa Kannon-mae police box, are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of September.
Within the past 15 years, around 2,600 of the bodies discovered in Tokyo Prefecture have never been identified. Police hope these two bureaus will help work toward lowering that number, along with giving those who are looking for a missing person a place to receive consultation. Police open these missing persons bureaus every year, and last year received around 800 inquiries and succeeded in identifying 38 people.
For further information, call 03-3592-2440.© News reports