'Missing in Arizona' day to be held Oct. 21

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Our state's third-annual "Missing in Arizona" event has been set for October 21.

On Tuesday, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, along with missing person experts from MCSO, Phoenix Police, Mesa Police and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, announced details of the Missing in Arizona Day.

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During the event, anyone seeking information about a missing loved one, or anyone who wants to report a missing person, will be able to meet directly with specialists in this field and get assistance and counseling.  

"There are 2,000 people Missing in Arizona with an additional 1,500 unidentified remains. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) describes this issue as 'the nation's silent mass disaster,'" read a statement from the sheriff's office.

Missing in Arizona Day will take place October 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arizona State University West, at 4701 W Thunderbird in Glendale.

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