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This is a true crime podcast dedicated entirely to telling the stories of Missing & Murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) from the lens of three Indigenous women.

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This is a true crime podcast dedicated entirely to telling the stories of Missing & Murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) from the lens of three Indigenous women.

    Episode 33: Keara Lee Coshow

    Episode 33: Keara Lee Coshow

    In 1979, Keara Lee Coshow’s death has remained one of Iowa’s most tragic cold cases. Having endured more abuse, trauma and neglect in her three short years on earth than most people would in a lifetime.

    If you have any information about 3-year-old Keara Lee Coshow’s unsolved murder please contact Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, at (515) 725-6010  or the State Fire Marshal Division at (515) 725-6145.
    For links to information found for this episode:

    https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/keara-coshow/

    https://www.iowapublicradio.org/ipr-news/2022-06-17/where-is-she-iowas-indigenous-communities-grapple-with-crisis-of-missing-and-murdered-women?_amp=true

    http://www.justicefornativewomen.com/2017/06/keara-coshow-unsolved-murder-in-iowa-in.html?m=1

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/254857/child-abuse-rate-in-the-us-by-race-ethnicity/

    • 18 min
    Mini Episode: Cheyenne Toineeta

    Mini Episode: Cheyenne Toineeta

    Cheyenne Toineeta, a 30 year old member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, died under mysterious circumstances in December 2015. Her case remains unsolved.

    The Cherokee Indian Police Department is offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

    Anyone with information can is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 and can remain anonymous. 

    For links to information found for this episode:

    https://www.newschannel5.com/news/cherokee-police-20-000-reward-for-info-about-2015-murder-of-cheyenne-toineeta?_amp=true

    https://www.nashville.gov/departments/police/news/20000-reward-offered-information-2015-murder-cheyenne-toineeta

    • 4 min
    Episode 32: Tanya Begay

    Episode 32: Tanya Begay

    Tanya Begay, a 36 year old Navajo woman, vanished in March of 2017, in Tohatchi, New Mexico, when she was last seen with her then boyfriend Jason Alan Thornburg, also known as the Tarrant County Serial killer. To this day, no one has been charged in her disappearance.
    Tanya is 5’5 135 pounds brown hair, brown eyes, she has a scar above her left eyebrow and a small scar under her left eye.  She has pierced ears and a rose tattoo on each breast, a feather on her foot and a music note behind her right ear. Her nicknames are Span and Ten.
    If you have any information about Tanya Begay call the Gallup Police Department at 505-722-2231
    For links to information found for this episode:
    12News.comwww.12news.comThe search for Tanya Begay: Months after accused serial killer claims he ..
    www.12news.comPolice: Suspected serial killer sacrificed girlfriend in Arizona
    The Charley Projecthttps://charleyproject.org › case › ta...Tanya Teresa Begay
    Fort Worth Star-Telegramhttps://www.star-telegram.com › localTarrant County seeks death penalty for murder suspect accused ...

    • 16 min
    Mini Episode: Stacy Hill

    Mini Episode: Stacy Hill

    In September 2009, 17-year-old Stacy Hill vanished on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota, only for her remains to be discovered a month later with no clues as to what happened. Now, 13 years later very little information has been released about her death and her family is still searching for answers.
    If you have information about what happened to Stacy Hill, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs Missing and Murdered Unit via text (847411), phone (833-560-2065) or email (OJS_MMU@bia.gov).
    For links to information found for this episode:
    https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/questions-remain-in-2009-case-of-high-school-senior-found-dead-on-minnesota-tribal-land
    https://www.dglobe.com/news/remains-found-of-red-lake-girl-17-missing-since-september
    https://www.ceasefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Stacy-Lanette-Hill?obId=641707
    https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/Documents/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-task-force-report.pdf

    • 5 min
    Episode 31: Iris Whistling Elk

    Episode 31: Iris Whistling Elk

    In 1978, the body of 20 year old Iris Whistling Elk was discovered in a ditch just outside the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Her death ruled an accident, her family believes she was murdered. Forty-four years later her case remains unsolved and her family is still seeking answers. 

    If you have any information regarding the death of Iris Whistling Elk, you are encouraged to contact the Rosebud County Sheriff at 406-346-2715.


    For links to information found for this episode:

    Cheyenne woman's death a mystery after 28 years (indianz.com)


    Iris Whistling Elk, Mysterious Montana death from 1978. | Justice for Native People (justicefornativewomen.com)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6u8QyObjzk – Dark Curiosities

    • 20 min
    Mini Episode: Janice Hannigan

    Mini Episode: Janice Hannigan

    Janice Hannigan was only 16 years old when she mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve in 1971.  Born on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington, Janice's case is the oldest reported MMIW cold case in the state.

    For links to information found for this episode:
    Janice Hannigan | International Missing Persons Wiki | Fandom
    Yakama Indian Reservation - Wikipedia
    Yakama Reservation's 40+ missing person cases could be solved by forming WA cold case unit (yaktrinews.com)
    Missing: Janice Hannigan - The CrimeWire
    Niece of Yakama woman who disappeared 50 years ago continues search for answers | The Vanished | yakimaherald.com
    Janice Hannigan | Whereabouts Still Unknown (wordpress.com)

    • 6 min

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