Missing Native Americans

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within the state, from 2000 through 2019; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Sovereign Bodies Institute

From: Maryland State Police

A no responsive documents response.

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute


Thank you for this response. This request is for a national project assessing law enforcement and court response to cases of missing Native American youth, which will be published by Sovereign Bodies Institute. We understand the State of Maryland does not maintain data on missing Native Americans, and we will print that in the report.


From: Maryland State Police

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to respond to the recent (July 9, 2019) follow-up request we
received related to the above captioned PIA request. The sender indicates
that this agency did not respond to the initial request from MuckRock
submitted April of 2019.

If you would review the attached, confirmation of our response to the
initial request was provided in the email sent by requester (see May 08,
2019 entry). The requester confirms having been notified by this agency
that the requested records are not kept by the Maryland State Police.

Please update your records accordingly.

Mark Urbanik
Administrator II
Maryland State Police
Policy and Analysis Section
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Office: 410-653-4253
Fax: 410-653-4250