MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Department of Law Enforcement of Florida.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of: unsolved missing persons, 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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Law Enforcement

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From: Department of Law Enforcement

Good Morning,

FDLE does not have records dating back to the 1900s, as the agency was not created until 1967, and FDLE is not the custodian of all State of Florida law enforcement records.

Because of the broad nature of the public records request, we require a $586.80 good-faith deposit payment for an estimated minimum 30.00 hours of multiple staff time (salaries ranging from $14.27 to $27.00 per hour) to begin researching all contemporary and archived FDLE records for records that may meet the criteria provided. The $586.80 is not the final balance due, and results may be negative for the first 30.00 hours of research labor. Refunds will not be issued for labor expended processing the public records request even if results are negative. Costs are assessed pursuant to ss. 119.07(4)(a) and 119.07(4)(d), Florida Statutes (

After our office receives the good-faith deposit payment the public records request will return to the queue of records requests for processing. Additional deposit invoices will be issued once the balance of the original deposit payment has been expended.

The check or money order (we are not able to accept credit or debit cards), in the amount of $568.80, with our docket number PRR-2018-3282, should be mailed to the following address. The request will be closed November 30, 2018 if we do not receive the balance due.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Office of the General Counsel
Attn: Public Records Request PRR-2018-3282
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302


Office of General Counsel
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Office: (850) 410-7695
Fax: (850) 410-7699