Native American Heritage Month: Ricarda Tillman-Locket

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 Ricarda Tillman-Locket, a 22-year-old woman who disappeared from Memphis, Tennessee on February 19, 2007. She is of mixed Native and African-American descent and was born on the Winnebago Reservation, but I don’t know her tribal status.

Ricarda, or Rica as she was nicknamed, was estranged from her husband, Lou Lockett, at the time of her disappearance and living in a domestic violence shelter with their infant son. I suppose it goes without saying that Lou, who was the last person known to have seen her, is considered a suspect in her disappearance.

That concludes Native American Heritage Month. I’ll probably be back for more next year.

4 thoughts on “Native American Heritage Month: Ricarda Tillman-Locket

  1. marsyao November 30, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Yinzhou Zheng and Xiang Sun’s cases are very interesting, from the very limit information I can find online, Yinzhou’s son was told by his father and stepmother that Zheng would visit his daughter at Iowa City.. But the son learnt from his sister on Sept 24 that ‘ ‘Dad was never here! I wasn’t expecting him.’ and he later found his father’s van is still at his parent’s home.So I think there are two possibilities, 1) the wife killed her husband before he could go to Iowa city and hide the body, when children started asking question, she panic and either fled or committed suicide somewhere. or 2) son Killed his father first, and when his stepmother started asking question, he killed her too

    • Meaghan November 30, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      It is a very strange case.

      • marsyao November 30, 2018 / 11:14 pm

        A google search tells me there are more than 200 miles between Columbia, Missouri and Iowa City Iowa, if Yinzhou Zheng planed to drive 200 miles and stayed at least 3 days at his daughter’s place, he must have informed her first, yes? but according to her son his sister did not even know their father was to visit her. Since this was very easy to verify by her sister, so I suspect there was no such a trip at first place

  2. marsyao November 30, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Between these two scenarios, I think the wife was more suspicious, we know as a fact that she was alive and well on Sept. 23, 6 days after her husband’s disappearance, then how could she not know her husband never arrive in Iowa City? How could she not notice his husband’s van left behind?

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