MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Maine State Police of Maine.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access 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).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Maine State Police

Please make sure your requests go to Christopher Parr who is CC’ed in this email.

Nikiaha Bragg
Maine State Police
Records Management/UCR
42 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0042

Phone No.: (207) 624-7277
Fax: (207) 287-3422

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Lucchesi:

Good morning –

To date we have not received payment in relation to another, prior FOAA request that we received via Muckrock, and to which we provided copies of documents in response.

Accordingly, until payment is received in relation to that prior FOAA request to which we responded, we will not be processing any additional FOAA requests, including yours, that are sent via Muckrock.

Respectfully, C




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