NEW: Search for missing North Dakota woman turns up new evidence

January 9, 2020

PORCUPINE, N.D. – The family of a woman missing on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation says a search has turned up new evidence in her disappearance.

Volunteers joined law enforcement in their search for 30-year-old Kara Lynn Mauai (pictured) this week. The Fort Yates woman was last seen November 8th in the Selfridge, North Dakota area.

Family spokeswoman Sheridan McNeil says clothing belonging to Mauai was found in Porcupine near tribal housing on Monday. McNeil says the clothes were taken by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for further testing.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the woman’s family have declined to comment on whether foul play is suspected in Mauai’s disappearance.

Mauai is 5 feet 3 inches tall, and 130 pounds. She has the word “Ikaika” tattooed on one wrist, and a star on the other. 

The mother of three is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact BIA police at 701-854-7241. 

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