Can You Identify Me

Rating: 4.98 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 9550 S. Eastern Ave Ste 253 Las Vegas NV 89123 USA

Mission:
Results: http://canyouidentifyme.org/timeline
Target demographics: America's Unidentified
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1200 victim, hundreds of families, and law enforcement throughout the country.
Geographic areas served: nationwide
Programs: Awareness, Forensic Art, & Education. http://canyouidentifyme.org/programs
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Rebel Morris for about 5 years. As a victims advocate I also work on missing persons cases and cold cases. She is beyond professional and treats her cases with dignity . I do love how she posts each case with a story drawing you in to read it. So many just post fliers...she goes one step beyond...her passion for what she does shows....she is a red head....we are very passionate in our lives in so many ways...She protects her poor souls with integrity .... This is a special field...not for the slight of heart....These cases become our family....Someday we will give all a name...She works with Namus, and the doe network to try to help solve these case....

She has a heart as big as the world....and as advocate follows the motto "do no harm".

I highly recommend her organization.


Linda Blair
Victims Advocate
President AT&T Telephone Pioneers
Member Caleb Tristan Foundation

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

As the owner and editor of a crime prevention magazine, I find the information supplied to the public by Can You Identify Me invaluable. Whether someone has been missing for 2 hours or 20 years, someone, somewhere misses them. Social media is a way to reach people and I commend CYIM for their efforts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've became involved in the issue of the missing and unidentified after the Jaycee Dugard story broke in August 2009. I was greatly inspired by the miraculous happy ending to that 18-year nightmare. Jaycee was reunited with her loving family, but sadly, her case is the exception. Far too many of these cases are never resolved. As I was browsing the internet looking for news about Jacyee, I became aware of the volunteers all over the country who are dedicated to finding a resolution for those whose lives are turnied upside down by the disappearance of a loved one.

Rebel Morris is one of those persons who have spent countless hours dedicated to the goal of returning missing persons back to their loved ones, and giving the unidentified their names back. Her website "Can You Identify Me", is an invaluable resource for those families who are searching through the listings of the unidentified in search of a resolution.

The information about these unidentified persons is presented in a very respectful manner, always cognizant that even in death, these these are human beings who all have a story that needs to be told.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have a sister who vanished in 1972 and we are always looking at UIDs trying to see if she is somewhere listed as a Jane Doe. I found your site to be incredibly easy to navigate around. I also liked that it had more than one option for the search criteria. I like being able to look by state, or by year recovered.
I found this site to be easily accessible and family oriented. I loved the little narratives, it made me feel as if somebody had at least given the UIDs a voice. That may seem like a little thing to some, but to the family of a MP......it is a very important thing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can not think of anything I would change.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We all need closure when life throws challenges our way. We definitely need it when we lose a loved one for whatever reason. I think this site gives those who can no longer speak for themselves, a voice to let their families know what had happened to them. Even if they never reconnect with their families, those of us who see their likeness displayed, is able to send them a quiet prayer and let them know someone cared for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely nothing! Keep up the great work.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Can You Identify Me provides a great service to the unknown people of the world. It is an organization that I am proud to be associated with because they are run by professionals who care. They help reunite the missing people with their families and loved ones. What a Great Organization.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Greetings to All Concerned;

I have had the pleasure of working with Rebel and Can You Identify Me for a few years now. They have been a source of information and support to me and my Agency. I am the Coroner for Newton County, Indiana. Here is my story and how CYIM has been helping.

Back in 1983 the bodies of four young men were found on an abandoned barn lot in the Northwest part of my County. Two of these "boys" were quickly identified and sent home with their families. Two remain "unidentified" and are in my custody, they have become known as "my kids".
Then in 1988 the bodies of a male and female were found shot and burnt along a ditch also in my County. The male was identified by x-ray conformation but the female, now known as another of "my kids", still remains "unidentified".
CYIM has been not only a place where I have turned for help with getting information out, they have helped with Forensic Sketches and flyers that can be handed out. They have also put this information on their web site and Facebook page so to get the info out to as many people as possible.
But the single most important thing that they have done is to lend an ear and to give support for these kids. Without CYIM I may have simply "given up" the search, but CYIM and Rebel have given me the motivation and renewed hopes that one day I (we) will send these kids home where they belong.
I strongly support CYIM and Rebel and would hope that everyone would support such a great organization with wonderful people who selflessly devote their time and efforts to helping people like me and most importantly helping those who can no longer speak for themselves.

Thank You Rebel and CYIM and Thank You for reading this;

I remain your supporter always;

Scott A. McCord, EMT-P, CFT, MLDI
Newton County Coroner
4117 S. 240 W.
Morocco, IN 47963
219-285-2515

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing !!! Why try to change perfection.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Can you Identify me is a productive organization that not only educates the public, but helps find answers for families . The information they post on the website helps people realize just how many unidentified people are out there, needing answers. You really cant help reading about the unidentified because the articles and posts are written so well, and with respect and professionalism .

The time and work put into the cause is a 24/7 job which has only moved forward .
No one suspects they will be in this unfortunate and heartbreaking situation , or even think someone they know will be unidentified. This can happen to anyone. This problem does not discriminate. Having this organization makes searching on the internet for resources much easier. As well as any questions you may have, the organization is quick to respond and very well educated on the topic.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagine someone you love and care about suddenly disappears one day without a trace. What if despite law enforcement's tenacity and commitment to finding this loved one, the case goes cold? Years go by. The case gets lost in the maze of other cases and crimes the police have to deal with and is largely forgotten by the public. Then, maybe off in some strange far-off place, a set of remains is discovered with no means of identifying it. No body has any idea as to who this person was. Could it be this missing loved one? This is where dedicated, compassionate individuals like Rebel Morris come in to play. Ms. Morris and her organization Can You Identify Me are in so many cases the last chance for unidentified remains to be given their names back and returned to their families, and possibly bringing responsible parties to justice. Can You Identify Me is a rare and precious resource for law enforcement personnel and grieving families needing answers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe a bit more publicity/exposure. Word about this organization needs to be out there more.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through the years Can You Identify Me has been a trusted site where people can obtain accurate information about unidentified remains found in jurisdictions in the United States, as well as other parts of the world. Various law enforcement agencies do publicly appeal for information regarding bodies that are located within their area, but Can You Identify Me is the only location on the web that has such a comprehensive list of unidentified bodies with descriptive detail that would assist anyone with a knowledge of these individuals to instantly recognize and be able to formally identify them. Rebel Morris has a passion to help families who have lost loved ones and also to identify found bodies which in the majority of cases are likely murder victims. Once police are able to identify these John and Jane Does, investigators have a greater opportunity to track down leads and bring to justice those who may be responsible for the killings. I first made contact with Rebel while researching missing people cases for a book and she convinced me to include some of the people she had in her files. As a result of her enthusiasm and persistence, I gladly included a chapter on unidentified bodies. I only wish I could have done more to help, but space didn’t allow for the number she really wanted to include. However, I am working on a second book on missing people and will definitely feature other additional remains that she wants to profile. Personally I would like to thank Rebel for the assistance she provided to me and also to commend her for the work she does on behalf of families who are looking for answers as a result of a loved one going missing.

Cal Millar,
Author,
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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