FBI updates list of missing Native Americans

The FBI has updated a list of missing Native Americans in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, according to an FBI press release.

The list, which can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/mmip-data-081022.pdf/view, has been updated to add 19 names. Ten names have been removed. There are 186 missing Indigenous people on the list, the statement said.

“This list exceeded our expectations,” Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division said in the statement. “In addition to appearing accurate for the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, the list has galvanized local and tribal law enforcement agencies to update their records on missing Indigenous peoples. C “This is good news for families looking for answers. The public has also reached out to us and our partners to share information.”

If a family member of an Indigenous person is missing and not listed, they are urged to contact their local or tribal law enforcement agency, the statement said. Anyone who knows the location of someone on the list is also urged to contact law enforcement.

The FBI plans to update the list monthly, according to the statement.

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