Photos of missing Iowans still missing from database despite new law

Photos of missing Iowans still missing from database despite new law
Photos of missing Iowans still missing from database despite new law

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) – Some photographs of “missing people of Iowa” still aren’t posted to the state’s database, despite new legislation that allows the person’s driver’s license to be used disappeared.

The change in the Iowa legislature came weeks after a KCCI investigation found numerous photos of missing Iowans in the state database.

As a result of this change, police departments can now use driver’s license photos to ensure an image of the missing person is available.

Medina Rahmanovic, who is in charge of the database at the Iowa Department of Public Safety, says having a photo just gives her something extra when looking at a missing persons poster.

KCCI reports that Ankeny police even recently used a driver’s license photo of a missing elderly man to quickly release an image to the public. This man was found a few days later.

However, there are still over 300 people with missing photos in the registry.

“We are still working through the issues,” Rahmanovic said. “Just make sure we’re doing it right, making sure we’re adding the right image for the right person.”

And while she says using a driver’s license photo is great, a photo directly from a family member is best.

“We encourage everyone to send in those private photos you have. They’re just more valuable,” she said.

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