MMIW Cases

Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the West Virginia State Police of West Virginia.
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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annita Lucchesi

From: West Virginia State Police

Ms. Lucchesi,

The West Virginia State Police is in receipt of your request in regard to
any and all records relating to unsolved missing persons, homicides,
suspicious deaths, and deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American
Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s).

Pursuant to W.Va. Code § 29B-1-3(d): All requests for information must state
with reasonable specificity the information sought. Your request as written
is too broad to determine whether a public record exists related to the
information sought. We are not able to search by the words “Alaska
Native/American Indian”, we can only search by name(s) or date(s) of
incidents(s). Please re-submit your request with more identifiable
information, i.e. date(s) of incident(s) and name(s) of those involved.

Please resubmit your request for the specific information requested.

Sincerely,

Mendi Craddock

Paralegal

West Virginia State Police

725 Jefferson Road

South Charleston, WV 25309

Telephone: 304-746-2113

Fax: 304-746-2421

WVSP

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