MMIW Cases

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


From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, 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 10 business days.


Annita Lucchesi

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Received and will respond as promptly as possible.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Mail Service Center 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699
Office Main: (919) 733-5027
Fax: (919) 733-0296

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Dear Annita Lucchesi,
In response to your request, please find attached a report from the NC Center for Missing Persons with the information that is available. The Center does not actually investigate missing person cases as they are handled at the local level.

This represents everything that we have that is responsive. We do not have records dating back to 1900 at this agency. For anything older, you would need to contact the North Carolina State Archives.


Susan M. Smith
Communications Assistant/Public Records
NC Department of Public Safety

Mail Service Center 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
Phone (984)220-8031
Fax (919)733-0296<><>