Missing Native Americans

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Montana Highway Patrol of Montana.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of 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 Montana, from 2000 through 2020; 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 business days.


Sovereign Bodies Institute

From: Montana Highway Patrol

Good afternoon,

The Montana Highway Patrol does not handle cases like these and therefore does not maintain records of this information. You would most likely need to contact each sheriff's office in the state for this data.


Kristin Kilpela
Social Media Strategist
Montana Department of Justice/Montana Highway Patrol
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From: Montana Highway Patrol

Dear Muck Rock / Sovereign Bodies Institute,

This email is to confirm our office is in receipt of your records request seeking information related to missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons from 2000 - 2020.

Per the Montana Department of Administration policy and fee schedule (attached), there will be a cost assessment for this request if it's estimated that fulfilling it will take more than 1-2 hours. We'll get you cost a estimate as soon as possible.


Anastasia Burton
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Montana Department of Justice

From: Montana Highway Patrol

Please see the attached document responsive to your request.