Child identification event helps parents prepare for the worst - WNCT

Child identification event helps parents prepare for the worst

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

When a child goes missing, investigators say the first 48 hours are crucial.

Some of the first items investigators will ask for are updated photographs and other personal information.

To help parents, the Masons of the Lodges and the Greenville Police Department teamed up to host a child identification event.

The event featured a fingerprinting, DNA, and personal information station. At the end, parents were given a kit where they could keep the information, add updated dental records, and a photograph.

Mason and Event Organizer, Dennis Campbell, says the child I. D. kits give parents an easily accessible way to keep important information together.

"To have it all together again increases the response time a law enforcement agency can put towards, God-forbid, something happening in the near future. If a child was abducted or missing that kit can come in very handy," said Campbell.

Campbell says they hope to make this an annual event.

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