missing person from 1925 - how can i help law enforcement ID his remains?

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My grandfather's beloved uncle Walter Steeves went missing on a trip to California approx 1925.  

The recent GEDmatch security breach showed (briefly) a victim ID kit that seemed to be from that side of the family in a possible cM range.

Of course it could be a totally different one of my thousands of Steeves cousins, or a complete error from every angle.  But it got me thinking.   If Walter's remains are ever found and his DNA ever makes it to a lab, I want the researchers to have a fighting chance of picking him out of the family tree as a possible missing person from that time period.

Until all this happened, Walter's profile here at WikiTree just looked like any other branch that no-one was following up on.  In the last few days, i've tried to indicate something about his fate, hoping that would help him be considered as a candidate for his own DNA if it ever showed up.

Is there anything more i can do with Walter's profile to help John Doe researchers make the connection, if that day ever comes?



WikiTree profile: Walter Steeves
in The Tree House by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (175k points)

I found the Missing Persons category,  copied the [[Category:Missing Persons]] thingy from one of the profiles already in that category, and added it to Walter's profile.  

Was it okay for me to do that?

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