MMIW Cases (Police Dept)

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Police Dept of Bethel, AK.
Multi Request MMIW Cases
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of: unsolved missing persons, and unsolved/solved homicides, suspicious deaths, and deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. If there are any Jane Does that have been identified as potentially Alaska Native or American Indian, please include them as well. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Police Dept

Good morning,

I have attached our records request form for you to fill out. Once it is
filled out you can email it to

Let me know if you have any questions

*Jesslyn McGowan* *Administration Assistant*
Bethel Police Department
157 Salmonberry Street | PO Box 809
Bethel, AK 99559
907-543-3781 Office | 907-543-5086 Fax

From: Police Dept

Annita Lucchesi,

Much of the information you requested in your email dated 9/20/2018 are not
records that the Bethel Police Department keeps records of. We can produce
redacted police reports, dispatch notes, call logs etc. for specific cases
if the request supplies enough detail to identify those records. I have
attached our records request form for you convenience.

Thank you,

Burke Waldron
Burke D. Waldron
Chief of Police
City of Bethel
Office: 543-3781 Ext. #324, Cell: 545-4827
Fax: 543-5086