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'Francine's Law' for missing persons signed by Gov. Stitt

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 18:38:40-04

Legislation that changes the way missing persons cases are handled in Oklahoma has been signed into law.

House Bill 2640 also is called "Francine’s Law,” in honor of Tulsa woman Francine Frost. It was approved unanimously by the full state senate last week.

Frost, who vanished in 1981, had been missing for three decades until her grandson used the NameUs database to do a search. He found similarities to an unclaimed person who died in Muskogee.

Part of the new legislation requires law enforcement agencies statewide to enter all missing persons and unidentified bodies into that same database within 30 days.

RELATED: DNA test identifies remains of Muskogee woman, Francine Frost, who went missing in 1981

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