Missing Native Americans (Yates County Sheriffs Office)

Urban Indigenous Collective filed this request with the Yates County Sheriffs Office of Penn Yan, NY.
Multi Request Missing Native Americans
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From: Urban Indigenous Collective

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information 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 your region, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Urban Indigenous Collective

From: Yates County Sheriffs Office

To Whom It May Concern:
This e-mail is in response to your FOIL request dated May 12, 2021. A search of Yates County Sheriff’s Office Records for missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within our region, from 2000 through 2020 resulted in zero (0) records. I apologize for the delay in this response. Should you request any further assistance please feel free to contact this office.

Howard R. Davis Jr.

From: Urban Indigenous Collective

Thank you for replying back to our FOIL request,

We have a few follow up questions:
1. Do you keep records of missing cases in your jurisdiction?
2. Do you keep these records based on race/ethnicity, gender, age, and/or other demographic characteristics?
3. If you do not have any records pertaining to missing Native Americans/Alaska Natives, do you have any records of murdered Native America/Alaska Natives in file in your jurisdiction?

Thank you in advance for your anticipated participation in the matter.


Urban Indigenous Collective




Jennifer K. Hollowell, Senior Typist/Records Clerk
Yates County Sheriff's Office
227 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
P# (315) 536-5178
F# (315) 536-5191