BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, November 28, authorities respond to reports of a shooting in Baxter Springs in the 2400 block of Lincoln. Chief Brian Henderson says there is no threat to the public, but an isolated incident within a residence. When officers arrived, they began life-saving measures. 2 people succumbed to their injuries. The man in custody is identified as Kyle Butts, 41, of Independence MO. He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office. If you are interested, click here for more information.
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. — On Sunday at just after 2:00 in the afternoon, El Dorado Springs police respond to the 100 block of North Jackson street concerning a deceased person in the nearby creek bed. The deceased has been identified as 30-year-old Tory Richards of El Dorado Springs. The cedar county coroner’s office is assisting the investigation although authoirites say there is no apparent sign of foul play. Next of kin have been notified. Click here if you would like to read more about this story.
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA — According to CBS News, statistics show Native American communities see a disproportionate amount of violence and missing persons cases. When a Native American is murdered or disappears on one of the 324 federally recognized reservations across the United States, the majority of these cases fall within federal jurisdiction. CBS reports that in recent years, families of missing and murdered Indigenous people have pushed federal authorities and legislators to address the crisis. Grassroots advocates join those families in the fight. If you would like to read more about this report, click here.
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA — Among the missing Native Americans, authorities are still searching for Grove Oklahoma native Aubrey Dameron. She was 25-years-old at the time when she went missing in March of 2019. If you have any information about the location of Aubrey Dameron you are urged to contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the OSBI, or the Cherokee Nation martial service.
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