FBI Teams with Federal and Tribal Agencies to Help Locate Missing Loved Ones
WHITERIVER, AZ—Family members of missing loved ones on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation met with federal and tribal law enforcement authorities today as part of the Missing Person Identification Project (MPIP), set up by the Pinetop-Lakeside resident agency of the FBI’s Phoenix field office.
This community event allowed for family members to file a missing person report, provide critical information for identification, and be connected with support services to help find loved ones.
Additionally, the event helped families and law enforcement cross-reference missing person lists and close missing person reports if an individual is no longer missing but remains on a list.
Law enforcement participants in today’s meeting included the FBI, the White Mountain Police Department, the BIA OJS Missing and Murdered Unit, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, and the National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs).
Similar MPIP events will be scheduled across Arizona’s Native American reservations in the coming months.