Unidentified Persons

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office makes every effort to identify each deceased individual received by the office using a variety of scientific methods and available databases, in order to provide answers for legal next-of-kin as quickly as possible.  For those decedents who are unable to be identified, TCME creates and makes available to the public Unidentified Decedent Fliers (UDF) that may contain identification pictures of the deceased, tattoos and personal items found on or near the deceased individual.  The decedents are unidentified with no known relatives, and were found in or around The Tarrant County District, which includes Denton, Johnson, Lubbock, Parker, and Tarrant counties.


If you are a friend or family member searching for a loved one, click the hyperlink to view a listing of the Unidentified Decedent Fliers ((UDF). Please be aware that some images could be considered graphic. If you have any information that will assist with the identification of an individual, please contact the TCME at 817-920-5700, ext. 8678.


The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System 

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national, centralized repository and resource center that utilizes a searchable database to assist in identifying human remains.  This is a free, bilingual online system available to law enforcement officials, medical examiner personnel, as well as the general public.  NamUs provides technology, forensic services and investigative support to resolve missing person and unidentified remains cases across the United States.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 



The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers a wide range of case resources and services aimed at bringing home missing children. 




This page was last modified on February 08, 2023


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