Olivia Lone Bear, an Indigenous mother of 5, has been missing since late October. The Lone Bear family is leading the search to bring her home. Here are the critical facts about the case as of January 2018:
Full name: Olivia Keri Lone Bear
She is 33 years old.
She has been missing since October 24th, 2017.
She went missing from the Three Affiliated Tribes Reservation in New Town, N.D.
There is a $21,000* reward offered for information leading to Olivia’s return home safely or leading to the arrest of someone who may have harmed her. If you have information, please call (701) 627-6141.
Olivia has pierced ears, a scar on her right front shoulder, a scar on one of her palms, 3 stacked stars behind her right ear, IXXIMMXI tattoos on her right arm, “Lone Bear” tattooed on her left forearm, and “Haley” tattooed with a butterfly on her right ankle.
The Three Affiliated Tribes spans nearly one million acres and the terrain is filled with grassy hills and water both.
Search and rescue teams from surrounding agencies, as well as other tribes, have come to assist but ongoing ground, water, and aerial support are still immensely needed.
The number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) out of the Bakken oil fields is an epidemic.
The region, known as the Bakken, often has disappearances of missing people that go unreported. Since the boom of the area, trafficking and other dangerous situations for Indigenous women have skyrocketed with the rise of the oil and gas extraction industry’s presence. This is not a new issue. There is often no reporting or response statistics around missing Indigenous people out of the area.
She was last seen driving a borrowed blue granite metallic grey 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD LT Crew Cab with a dented tailgate. The truck has a silver tool box in the bed and may appear dark grey or black at night.
The truck has N.D. plates: 839 BRC.
If you have information, please call (701) 627-6141.