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Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Task Force

Jun 11, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1 The Administration for Native Americans is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides grants for community projects and other resources that promote self-sufficiency.  Jeannie Hovland is Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans. She's from South Dakota and an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. She talked with me last week about her work with the ANA and her role in the White House task force examining the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous people. 

Civil Air Patrol Joins Pine Ridge Search

May 18, 2016
Pine Ridge Police Department

Three men are still missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon and Tyrell Wilson are all in their early twenties. They were last seen by family on May 7th.

The Civil Air Patrol is now joining the search. CAP personnel are currently searching Pine Ridge and the surrounding area.

Major Bruce Kipp is the Wing’s Public Information Officer. He says the C-A-P doesn’t get called in for these kinds of situations very often.

Sioux Falls Police Department

Police in Sioux Falls want help solving a missing person case that’s more than four decades old. Authorities say Ellabeth Lodermeier vanished in the '70s when she was 26 years old. Officials are asking for any information available on the anniversary of her disappearance.

Police Detective Pat Mertes says he has indications that Ellabeth Lodermeier is dead, but law enforcement are still trying to figure out what happened when she went missing 42 years ago.

Mertes says Lodermeier’s estranged husband was the last person to see her alive, and she vanished March 7, 1974.

Sioux Falls Police Department

Sioux Falls police need help finding a 13-year-old boy who ran away from home. Officials say Donlyn Newholy disappeared from the Downtown library around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

He’s Native American, about five feet tall and 110 pounds. The teenager has brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he was last seen in a grey sweater, black pants. Newholy was wearing black and white shoes and carrying a grey backpack.

Anyone who has information about Donlyn Newholy should contact Sioux Falls Police Department at 605-367-7000 or dial 911.

Sioux Falls Police Department

Updated 12:29 p.m.: Sioux Falls authorities say several people called in tips that they saw the teenager. He was found safe and is reunited with his family.   

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Police in Sioux Falls say a 15-year-old with developmental disabilities is missing. His name is Samuel, and his family says he functions in the range of a seven-year-old.

Authorities say he left the family’s camper in town around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Sam Clemens says officials don’t believe Samuel intends to run away, and he’s likely wandering.

Missing Hunters Found Safe, Alive.

Apr 29, 2014

UPDATE:

Two turkey hunters who went missing in the Central Black Hills on Sunday have been found after an extensive search.  74 year old Gary Wipf, and  83 year old Clifford Wipf are reportedly in good condition.

The men were found inside their pick-up truck in the Flag Mountain area, approximately four miles North of Deerfield Lake.  Patty Garland with the Pennington County Sheriffs office says the pair did the right thing by staying inside their vehicle--rather than trying to walk out through deep snow for help.

Search For Missing Black Hills Hunters Underway

Apr 28, 2014

UPDATE:  Two turkey hunters who went missing in the Central Black Hills on Sunday have been found after an extensive search.

74 year old Gary Wipf, and  83 year old Clifford Wipf are reportedly in good condition.

The men were found inside their pick-up truck in the Flag Mountain Area, approximately four miles North of Deerfield Lake.  

Patty Garland with the Pennington County Sherriff’s office says the pair did the right thing by staying inside their vehicle – rather than trying to walk out through deep snow for help.

Missing Teen Recovered

Aug 7, 2013

State officials who put out a missing poster for a 16 year old who was last seen in mid July say she has now been found. 

Woman Missing/Endangered From Yankton

Oct 17, 2012
Yankton Police Dept.

The Yankton Police department has issued a missing/endangered person advisory.

Marilyn Coulter, 55, was last seen at noon on Tuesday, October 16th in Yankton. Marilyn is without needed medication and suffers from mental illness. She may become violent.

Coulter is 5’9” and weighs 224 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Law enforcement believes she is wearing the clothes shown in her photo. Coulter recently cut her hair on the left side which is uneven and noticeable.

If you have information or have seen Marilyn Coulter, please call your local law enforcement.