MMIW Cases

Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the Indiana State Police of Indiana.
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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annita Lucchesi

From: Indiana State Police

Ms. Lucchesi,

You have not requested an existing public record. Additionally, ISP cannot search for the requested information to fulfill your request. Thank you.

Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 340
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-234-4217
Fax: 317-234-7638

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From: Annita Lucchesi

Hello Ms Forbes,

I would like to appeal this decision, and ask if there is any rephrasing of the request that would assist in filling it. These records are for a comprehensive database of cases of missing and murdered indigenous women in the United States, and will be used to inform policy decisions, community responses, and anti-violence initiatives.

Thank you,
Annita Lucchesi

From: Indiana State Police

Ms. Luchessi,

As I stated in my original response, we do not have a way to fulfill your response. We do not have a system that contains the information you want or anyway to pull the requested information. ISP changed to an electronic case management system in 2012. Anything prior to that will not be searchable in the fashion you have requested. You may revise your request and resubmit it, but there will be nothing we can do prior to 2012. Thank you.

Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 340
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-234-4217
Fax: 317-234-7638

Statement of Confidentiality: This message is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is sent and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, or the agent responsible for delivering the message to the recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Annita Lucchesi

Ms Forbes,

Records of cases from 2012 through the present would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Annita Lucchesi

From: Indiana State Police

Ms. Luchessi,

A search of our case management system identified 11 cases of female victims as either Native American or Alaskan Indiana from 2012 to yesterday. However, no cases were unsolved homicides, missing persons, suspicious deaths, or deaths in custody as requested. Thank you.

Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 340
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-234-4217
Fax: 317-234-7638

Statement of Confidentiality: This message is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is sent and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, or the agent responsible for delivering the message to the recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Annita Lucchesi

Ms Forbes,

We are requesting unsolved missing persons, and both solved and unsolved homicides, suspicious deaths, and deaths in custody. I would appreciate access to the 11 cases mentioned.

Thank you,
Annita

From: Indiana State Police

Ms. Luchessi,

None of the 11 cases meet your requested criteria.

Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 340
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-234-4217
Fax: 317-234-7638

Statement of Confidentiality: This message is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is sent and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, or the agent responsible for delivering the message to the recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

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