WY - Three girls, ages 13-15, found dead, Wind River Reservation, 3 June 2008

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  1. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A coroner says the three people found dead on an Indian reservation were teenage girls.

    The bodies were found in a Wind River Indian Reservation home Wednesday morning. The girls were ages 13, 14 and 15 but their identities have not been released.

    Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said Thursday that authorities aren't yet releasing information on the causes of death. He wouldn't say whether there was any trauma to the bodies or other signs of foul play.

    The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs police are investigating.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080605/D9141V800.html
     
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  3. Lucy's mom

    Lucy's mom Member

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    I wonder why they are so mum on the conditions of the girls? Perhaps because they were found on an Indian reservation?
     
  4. Glow

    Glow Active Member

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    We have a vacation home in Sublette County, just over the pass from where this happened. There is a very "relaxed" type of law enforcement in place when it involves crimes on the reservation.
     
  5. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    It is very unlikely, IMO, that these were anything but suspicous deaths.
     
  6. Glow

    Glow Active Member

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    I think you are right. Especially given the ages and the gender. Sad but true.

    I wonder if they were Indian girls. If they were, less will be made of it. If they were white girls visiting the reservation MUCH will be made of it.

    Also sad but true.
     
  7. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    That is sad. I thought it was only Canada where they would be considered only "Indian" girls.
     
  8. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    At least the FBI is involved. I think that would supercede any lax law enforcement. I hope so, anyway.
     
  9. thefragile7393

    thefragile7393 Chronically sleep deprived

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    I don't know, it seems (forming opinion from reading I've done) that a lot of investigations of crimes done on Indian reservations tend to be hindered and/or poorly done.
     
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    Busylady Well-Known Member

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    RIVERTON -- Winter Rose Thomas had just graduated from the eighth grade -- and she was a good kid, a close relative said Thursday.

    She was learning the Arapaho language and was respectful to her grandmother, who had raised her since she was a baby. She was outgoing, attractive, took pride in her health and appearance, and sang beautifully at a recent sweat lodge ceremony.

    Winter Rose Thomas was one of three teenage girls found dead on the Wind River Indian Reservation Wednesday, in a rental home in the Beaver Creek housing development just south of here.

    The other two were Alexis Gardner and Alex Whiteplume, a tribal spokesman said. The girls were ages 13, 14 and 15, authorities said, and all three were members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

    http://www.trib.com/articles/2008/06/06/news/wyoming/3207eec8d6702b23872574600009457a.txt
     
  11. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    I've noticed that in other cases as well. I hope this one will be handled differently.
     
  12. Greywing

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    It's not unusual for a coroners office to refuse comment when murders are under investigation.
     
  13. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    You're right Greywing. If the deaths were accidental, we would probably have already been told that.
     
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    gardenmom Former Member

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    Aren't suicides more prevalent on Indian Reserverations? That was actually my first thought. No matter how they died they were too young and it is horrible.
     
  15. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    For some reason, suicide did not cross my mind. Yes, it is more prevalent on Indian Reservations. It really is horrible for these girls to die so young.
     
  16. Greywing

    Greywing New Member

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    http://www.dailyranger.com/headline2.htm
    Support offered
    Tribe, others reach out to help people cope with deaths of three young girls

    By Martin Reed
    Staff Writer
    The Northern Arapaho Tribe and others on the Wind River Indian Reservation are offering support services to help individuals cope with this week’s deaths of three young girls.

    I am going to keep following this story ... If this had happened in some small town and the girls were not native american I don't think suicide would even be a first thought and that makes me very sad ....
     
  17. Greywing

    Greywing New Member

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    Wind River Indian Reservation has been in the news before:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18390628/

    How meth took hold on an Indian reservation

    Mexican drug gang permeates community, leaving landscape of broken lives
     
  18. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    That's a sad article. It's happening all over too. The mountain communities in NC are hard hit. It makes me wonder if that started on the Cherokee reservation in the same way.
     
  19. Greywing

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    From the reading I started doing on it it did start the same way and unfortunately appears to be a common story on alot of reservations.
     
  20. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    It's such a shame to take advantage of these people because they know they receive a monthly check.

    The police may be trying to figure out if it was an accidental overdose or if there is more involved.
     
  21. Mygirlsadie

    Mygirlsadie New Member

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    Is it that the Local Police and FBI don't really care or want to get involved or is it because the Indian Reservation don't want outsiders in there mucking around in their business? I always thought ''we'' weren't welcome on their reservation..i'm very curious about that?
     

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