The search for answers in the disappearances of Pam Jackson and Sherri Miller continues tonight. The two girls went missing 33-years ago and have never been found. Investigators are now re-examining the case, hoping it will be solved. But the cold case isn't just getting attention here in South Dakota.
As investigators in South Dakota try to solve the mystery of Pam Jackson and Sherri Miller's disappearances, they're getting some help from a National group called the Doe Network. It started in 1999, and in the last five years, the Doe Network has solved 18 different unidentified or missing persons cases and helped investigators solve at least four others. Now the volunteer organization is putting the Pam Jackson and Sherri Miller case in the spotlight.
This is how the Doe Network operates. When a person has been missing for more than 9 years or an unidentified victim is found, the person's name and picture is put on the organization's website. Then 400 volunteers, including medical examiners, retired police officers, detectives and everyday people, search for clues on the cases and try to make possible matches between the missing and unidentified persons. If volunteers think they have a match, they go through a rigorous process of confirming it, including contacting local law enforcement officials.
Right now, South Dakota has four cases on the site. One is Heath Styer who has been missing from Huron since June 1995. The second is Sharon Baldeagle who disappeared from Eagle Butte in September 1984. The last two were just added ... Sherri Miller and Pam Jackson. The site provides the peoples' age, their pictures, where they were last seen and who you can contact if you have any information.
The Doe Network is currently working on 840 unidentified victims cases and more than 2600 missing persons cases from North America, Australia and Europe. The organization also has a team of forensic artists who create face reconstructions and age progressions.
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