This application accompanied our investigation Left for Dead which looked into the broken law enforcement systems that prevent unidentified bodies from being identified, and missing persons from being found.

The application took data from the NamUs databases of missing and unidentified persons and allows users to search through both databases simultaneously, hopefully making in easier for the public to assist law enforcement in making breakthroughs on cold cases. I was responsible for the design and interaction of the site.

  • Credits: Michael Corey, lead news applications developer. Jennifer La Fleur, editor. Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter.


  • 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award Winner: Multimedia News Package
  • 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards: Website: Small Online News Organization Division
  • 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Awards: Online Public Service in Journalism, Independent Outlet