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Ep. 170 Yakama MMIW: The Missing

The Pacific Northwest is known for a wide variety of true crime. Heck, we have an entire show dedicated to it. Sadly, one demographic is especially targeted in the areas surrounding British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Today and over my next upcoming episodes, I’ll be sharing the stories of the MMIW from the Yakama Nation of Washington. 


Episode Host: Alisha Holland



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Photo from ABC Fox



Karen Louise Johnley Wallahee, photo from The Charley Project

Photo from The Yakima Herald


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About National Native American Heritage Month | "Silent Crisis" - Thousands of Missing and Murdered Native Americans: Professor Lewerenz is quoted - North Dakota Law. | Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics | RAINN | Yakima Herald-The Vanished: List of those missing, murdered on and near Yakama Reservation- May 4, 2023  | MISSING- Mary Ann Youngrunningcrane | Prayer vigil scheduled Saturday for missing Native woman last seen in Toppenish | The Vanished | yakimaherald.com | Freda Knowshisgun | Indian Affairs | Last seen in Kennewick’s Walmart, family holds out hope of finding Freda Knowshisgun | The Vanished | yakimaherald.com | Linda Dave Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information | 47 years, zero answers: 16-year-old Janice Hannigan of Toppenish disappeared after Christmas Eve in 1971. Her sister refuses to give up the search | The Vanished | yakimaherald.com | A year after her body was found, officials are now officially calling the death of this young woman a homicide | The Vanished | yakimaherald.com | Potential Match, Maybe? Karen Louise Johnley Wallahee and Washington Jane Doe 1988? : r/gratefuldoe | MISSING- Elanor Marie Trujilo | Amid a crime wave on Yakama Reservation, confusion over a checkerboard of | jurisdictions | The Seattle Times


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