FBI publishes list of missing Native Americans

The FBI has put out this list of 170 Native American people listed as missing in New Mexico and throughout the Navajo Nation (which comprises 17.4 million acres in NE Arizona, NW New Mexico and SE Utah).

The list sometimes has pictures of the MP, although the way the PDF is formatted makes the pictures really small and not very helpful. It also has the MP’s date of birth and date of disappearance.

This list is quite helpful because it’s current and all these people are confirmed to be missing right now. Both NamUs and the New Mexico state database are absolutely terrible at removing resolved cases and I can’t really trust either source when I’m trying to verify that a person is in fact still missing. Regarding the New Mexico database, one time one missing person had like three or four separate, successive entries. He was a chronic runaway and would always turn up eventually. And he kept going missing, getting added to the NM database, not getting removed after he was found, then going missing again and getting another entry on the database. *facepalm*

I’m going to have to go down the list and start adding people to Charley, and adding dates of birth to the cases I already have.

4 thoughts on “FBI publishes list of missing Native Americans

  1. Vincent August 7, 2022 / 2:35 pm

    In April, Richard Pierce was found guilty of murdering Carol Jean Pierce.

    • Meaghan August 7, 2022 / 5:52 pm

      Yeah, I updated her casefile. At like 85, with a life sentence, he will never see the light of day again. Justice delayed is still justice I suppose.

      • MB August 8, 2022 / 3:20 pm

        Her casefile still says it was last updated in October 2018 – perhaps the update did not save?

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