MMIW Cases

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open 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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: New Jersey State Police

Mrs. Lucchesi,

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until December 13th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in the subject line of your correspondence.


DSFC David Robbins

New Jersey State Police

From: New Jersey State Police

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