Missing & Murdered Indigenous People

In 2019 5,590 Indigenous women were reported missing to the F.B.I.’s National Crime Information Center.

American Indian women are murdered at rates that are more than 10 times the national average according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among American Indian girls and women 10 - 24 years of age and the 5th leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Native women 25 - 34 years of age. ~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Homicide

Need Help?

Lydia Lerma and the LL Foundation Investigative Volunteers work closely with several agencies and assist in the investigative process for MMIP/R cases. Each case is handled on a case-by-case basis and investigated independently and in cooperation with local law enforcement.

Lydia has completed the Death & Homicide Investigation training by Wayne Sheppard, retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police and former Director of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Lydia sees her role as a liaison between law enforcement and victims of violent crime. 

For investigative assistance requests, please contact the Lydia Lerma Foundation at: info@lydialerma.org or call 970-717-0242. 

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

For more information and to find ways to help, please contact the following organization: 

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.