Flathead tribes offer $10K reward for info on missing woman
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to criminal charges in the case of Jermain Charlo, who has been missing for a year.
The 23-year-old Dixon resident was last seen in Missoula on June 16, 2018. Her case is among many that helped lead to more organized efforts in searching for missing Native Americans.
The Montana Legislature created a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons task force, which met for the first time on Tuesday, and passed another bill requiring the Department of Justice to hire a missing persons specialist.
The tribal council had offered a $1,000 reward for information on Charlo’s whereabouts. Her family asked for an increased reward.
Council members also authorized spending $2,600 for another six months of maintaining a missing persons billboard with Charlo’s information.