Below is an interactive map of the cases that we have located in which the deceased may have been trans or gender variant. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you know of a case which should be added to our research, please submit it via this link. If you work for a law enforcement agency and you have a Doe case, you can submit it directly to the DNA Doe Project.
The volunteer researchers at the Trans Doe Task Force help find cases and conduct preliminary research via primary sources such as newspapers, and sites such as NamUs. Once the preliminary research is completed, the TDTF passes the case research along directly to the DNA Doe Project for consideration. The DDP will take any TDTF referred case if they are able to make contact with the law enforcement agency in charge of that case and if that agency wishes to submit it for analysis by the DNA Doe Project’s forensic genealogists.
Each point on the map represents an individual whose name is unknown. Click to read more about each case, and be aware that external links to case info may include postmortem photos. Blue points are cases we have in the preliminary research stage, green points are actively being prepared for passing along to the DDP, orange points are cases that have been passed to DDP for consideration, and red stars are cases that are active with the DNA Doe Project.
If you have any general information about any of these cases, please email us. If you have any specific information about the identity of an individual, or a tip about a case, please contact the law enforcement agency which oversees the case via their contact info as listed on NamUs.
Map last updated: 4/11/19
Total cases: 38
Preliminary research: 25
Active research: 6
Passed to DDP: 5
Active with DDP: 2