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Explanation of Unidentified Case Titles
Topic Started: Jan 1 2010, 05:33 PM (8,105 Views)
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Here at Porchlight we have implemented a system of numbering Unidentified Persons Cases in such a manner as to give as much information as possible in the case number alone.

The first two or three digits will be alpha. Standard postal codes for US states like NY or PA or AZ. Some countries will need to have three ENG for England, SCT for Scotland.
The next digit is also alpha and indicates sex if known. U if not known or undetermined.

The next six digits are simply the date of discovery, two digit year, month and day.

Thus looking at a title that says PAF890604 you can tell that this is a female found in Pennsylvania on June 4 1989. This may help in searching for a given case.

These cases are all then divided and posted in forums based on decade and year.

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