"Jason's Law" Reviewed

Published: Feb. 11, 2005 at 4:41 PM CST
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An Omaha family is pushing for changes in the law to help locate missing persons and they have firsthand knowledge of what's at stake.

Nineteen-year-old Jason Jolkowsi was walking from the family home to Benson High three-and-a-half years ago. That was the last anyone knew of his whereabouts. Investigators have never determined what happened to Jason.

Jim and Kelly Jolkowski are now urging lawmakers to pass Jason's Law, a measure that would create a state repository of information on missing persons.

Kelly Jolkowski says, "We know. We've been there. And we're trying to put this into place so that there's faster assistance; so the state understands the need."

The Nebraska legislature's Judiciary Committee heard the proposal Friday afternoon.

It calls for uniform reporting by law enforcement and a statewide website so the public and police can be aware and watch out for missing persons.

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