Native Americans disappear at twice the per capita rate of white Americans, while also suffering harrowing rates of sexual assault, murder and domestic violence. One woman’s case provides a window into a common problem advocates see: how such cases suffer from official neglect.
A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, Jayme Closs, then held the girl captive for three months before she managed to escape as he drove around looking for her.
Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, 20, has been found dead, just over a month after she was reported missing. She was last seen July 18 jogging near her home in the central Iowa town of Brooklyn. Her family reported her missing the next day when she didn’t show up for work. Her disappearance set off a massive investigation.
Publicity over the search for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has focused on a high number of missing juveniles in Iowa, 48 in July. Only a small number of missing children cases involve abductions.
Police mounted a massive search last week when Officer Coleman Martin, 29, texted his wife a suicide note. But he was tracked down in Mexico after he emailed another woman that his staged suicide had worked.