Be an advocate and an ally for the murdered and missing
Working with case researchers and the Purdue Forensic Science Club, we’ve visualized the cases of 13 indigenous women and girls whose families are still searching for answers—a small fraction of cases that can use your help. Know their stories and help keep them in the media, with attention on them to uncover answers in their cases:
- Sharon Anderson | Missing since December 2, 2000 | Everett, WA
- Khadijah Britton | Missing since February 9, 2018 | Covelo, CA
- Virginia Pictou-Noyes | Missing since April 24, 1993 | Houlton, ME
- Larissa Lone Hill | Missing since October 3, 2016 | Rapid City, SD
- Faith Hedgepeth | Murdered on September 7, 2012 | Durham, NC
- Jody Fern Howard | Missing since October 7, 1991 | Wolf Point, MT
- Brittany Locklear | Murdered on January 7, 1998 | Bowmore, NC
- Sherry Wounded Foot | Murdered on August 17, 2016 | Whiteclay, NE
- Courtney Holden | Missing since July 1, 2018 | Spokane, WA
- Ashley Loring HeavyRunner | Missing since June 5, 2017 | Browning, MT
- Aubrey Dameron | Missing since March 9, 2019 | Grove, OK
- Beverly Ozuna-Ulrich | Missing since October 17, 2003 | Belle Fourche, SD
- Olivia Lone Bear | Died under suspicious circumstances on October 24, 2017 | New Town, ND
Visit these case pages and help crowdsource gaps in the public timelines. As we mentioned, many of the cases, including MMIW get little to no media attention. Your help to piece together details can help uncover answers. Using your personal network to share these cases with others keeps their stories in the public and will help lead to more information.
- Pocket Guide, When a Loved One Goes Missing – Understanding and Responding to the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
- Brochure, When a Loved One Goes Missing – A Quick Reference Guide for What to Do in the First 72 Hours
- Template, Missing Person Flyer
- Poster, Jurisdiction and Crime Victims’ Rights
- MMIW Jurisdiction Assessment Tool
- MMIW Database of Response Contacts
Listen, learn, and more
Podcasts are a great place to hear stories and accounts firsthand. Journalist Connie Walker has recently released the serial podcast Stolen: The Search for Jermain. This series follows the case of the still-unsolved disappearance of Jermain Charlo in Missoula, Montana; and shines a light on the fact that indigenous people are four times more likely to go missing in the state of Montana.
Also, be sure to check out The Red Justice Project. This podcast works to bring awareness to the many, many cases of missing and murdered indigenous people in North America. Their team has tackled several cases with empathy and thoughtful details to continue to spread awareness.
Members of our case research community are hard at work visualizing more and more cases for great impact. Your feedback and interactions are critical to this work. If you want to take your advocacy to the next level for these cases and the over 200,000 unsolved cases of the missing and murdered, consider joining our community.
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Our team is taking publicly available data and creating timelines, pulling maps, organizing sources, and visualizing cold cases for more eyes and collective impact.