Native American Heritage Month: Bryce Herda

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Bryce Florian Herda, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from Neah Bay, Washington on April 9, 1995. The area where he went missing is part of the Makah Indian Reservation, and Bryce’s mom is a member of the Makah Indian Tribe. I don’t know if Bryce himself was a registered member, though.

It’s up in the air whether Bryce was abducted, or whether he was accidentally swept out to sea. An extensive search turned up nothing.

If he’s still alive, Bryce would be thirty years old now.

5 thoughts on “Native American Heritage Month: Bryce Herda

  1. Alice November 9, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I personally think he could have been abducted by Joseph Edward Duncan III, if he was abducted at all. Duncan lived in the state at the time. The same way I think he’s responsible for the disappearance of Jeffrey Klungness.

  2. M November 9, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Hey! my home town 🙂 Bryce is my cousin. and yes he is enrolled Makah as well.

  3. Vincent November 9, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    Hi Meaghan. A question about Blake W. Slaughter: Did Mr. Slaughter go missing in 2017 or in 1987. The fact summary at the top says 2017, but the description says 1987.

    • Vincent November 9, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Okay. Never mind. Sorry to bother you, Meaghan. I just looked at the information on the relevant Facebook page, and it says he disappeared last year. If I was to venture a hypothesis, I would guess as this is a case of suicide. The facebook info indicates that Mr. Slaughter was familiar with the area and went there many times to retreat from the u civilized world. That area is Navajo country. The nearby town of Thoreau (named after Henry David Thoreau) is on the Navajo Rez.

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