Missing Native Americans

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety of North Carolina .
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, 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 business days.

Sincerely,

Sovereign Bodies Institute

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Sovereign Bodies Institute,

We have compiled the responsive data to your public records request. Thank you for your patience while we collected this information. I am attaching the document responsive to your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Hello Ms McCaskill-Baker,

Thank you so much for this information, we greatly appreciate the access to these records. However, is it possible for us to see missing person age or DOB for these cases? We are utilizing this data in a study on missing Native youth, so at the very least, it would be useful to know which of these persons are youth.

Thank you,
Annita

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Annita,

I will review the data available and have a response to your question as promptly as possible. Thank you.
Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Hello Ms McCaskill-Baker

Thank you! Upon second glance, I also see that the data provided does not indicate close or cancel date for any of these cases. We would like to request that information as well.

Thanks,
Annita

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Annita,

I will look at what we provided and respond as promptly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Dear Requesting Party,

This request has received its responsive documents. We are following through with additional questions to these responsive documents. Since we have provided documentation already, to review that documentation process, takes additional time. We are giving these follow-up questions due consideration and appreciate your patience.
Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Dear Requesting Party,

We are reviewing the data provided and will respond as promptly as possible. Thank you.
Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Dear Requesting Party,

Thank you for your patience in gathering the information you requested. We have no responsive documents to provide age, DOB, or open and closed status. For the information already provided, 1,709 are ages seventeen and under (this does not differentiate between open and closed). The age of eighteen and older is considered an adult. This completes your request.

For information through national databases, which may be more beneficial to your study, The Department of Justice has information databases such as The Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Office of Tribal Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Best Regards,
Esther McCaskill-Baker
Communications Assistant
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

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