When 18-year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places disappears after a night with friends in Hardin, Montana, her family and friends hold their breath waiting for answers. As the months pass, the story that starts to emerge is one so inconceivable, it will have you wondering: what exactly is going on in Big Horn County?
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Episode Source Material
- Democracy Now: Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen’s Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women
- Billings Gazette: ‘In protest and grief:’ 1 year after Hardin teen’s death, family still searches for closure, by Juliana Sukut
- Pipestem & Nagle, P.C.: Kaysera Stops Pretty Places
- Billings Gazette: ‘Her life was worth everything’: March planned for woman found dead in Hardin, by Juliana Sukut
- Obituary: Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, via Bullis Mortuary
- 2019 Montana Legislature: House Bill No. 54
- Transcript of remarks by Grace Bulltail delivered to DNC Native American Caucus panel on MMIWG
- New York Times: Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared, by Jack Healy
- Say Her Name documentary. Directed by Rain
- The Missoulian (Missoula, Montana): ‘Enough is enough,’ by Patrick Reilly
- Billings Gazette: Girl’s death, MMIW march prompt creation of missing persons task force in Big Horn County, by Phoebe Tollefson
- Billings Gazette: No cause of death found for Kaysera Stops Pretty Places; investigation still active, by Juliana Sukut
- Big Horn County News: She should be at school, by Luella Brien and Rusty LaFrance
- Farmer’s Almanac: Hypothermia: It’s Not Just For Winter, by Jaime MacLeod
- Change.org: Justice for Kaysera (petition)
- Billings Gazette: March, rally held in Hardin to demand justice for young woman found dead, by Mike Kordenbrock
- Missoula Current: Big Horn County creates task force to investigate missing, murdered cases
- Aljazeera: Crow Nation is a place where one could vanish – and many have, by Molly McCluskey
- Helena Independent Record: Hanna’s Act signed into law, by Michael Woodel
- Missoula Current: Montana DOJ hires missing persons specialist, Native communities coordinator
- Investigations for the Missing: The Disappearance and Unexplained Death of Henny Scott, by Cindy Chang
- KXLH: Coroner: Henny Scott died of hypothermia near Lame Deer
- The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana: No Federal Charges to be Sought in Death of Henny Scott
- The Caspar Star-Tribune: Selena Not Afraid died from hypothermia, autopsy shows, by Juliana Sukut
- The Montana Standard: Tribes, DOJ cooperate, by Michael Balasmo and Iris Samuels
- High Country News: MMIW families still need enforceable legislation, by Angelina Newsom
- KULR8: Investigation ongoing into Selena Not Afraid’s death one year later, by Diane Casanova
- CTV True Life Crime, Season 1, Episode 8: Mom Gone Missing: Runaway or Murder Victim?
- Justice for Native People: The murder of Hanna Harris
- Indian Law Resource Centre: Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act Signed into Law
- KULR8: Big Horn County Coroner in custody, facing charges on theft, by Brianna West