Each year 38,000 people are reported missing in Australia. Most are found quickly, but more than 2,500 have been missing for at least three months. Indigenous people are overrepresented.
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In Western Australia, Aboriginal people make up 17.5 per cent of missing persons cases, despite being just 3 per cent of the population.
But a new national DNA database is helping solve some of these mysteries for families in remote parts of the country.
Erin Parke has this special report from the Kimberley.
WARNING: This report contains images of Aboriginal people who have died.
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