How forensic science is helping to solve outback mysteries | ABC News

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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