The Missing and Murdered Unit receives many media inquiries and offers from volunteers looking for ways to help address this crisis. Here are keys ways to get involved.
We are asking for the public’s help with sharing information about ongoing cases to generate tips from the public about active cases that may help law enforcement give closure to victim’s families. The public is encouraged to share case profiles through digital means. Those available for public release are posted on the MMU’s website.
For cases that occur in Indian country, BIA offers rewards for information leading to arrest or helps lead to closure of unsolved missing or murdered cases.
Information can be shared anonymously. If you wish to provide information regarding a case while remaining anonymous, you will receive a specific number that can be used to check on the status of your. Once investigators verify the tip(s) helped lead to arrest or closure of a case, BIA will then pay the award.
Tips may be submitted by
Text BIAMMU and Your Tip to 847411
Emailing OJS_MMU@bia.gov (Write Tip in the Subject line)
Learn more about the Tip Program at: https://www.bia.gov/service/mmu/submit-tip-or-case-information.
Agents and employees with the MMU are working hard to solve these challenging cases, which are open and active investigations. While the Victim Services Program provides available case information to the next of kin/ family, the MMU cannot speak to the media or others about what is occurring within the investigation to preserve the confidentiality of the case.
For general inquiries about the MMU, journalists may email Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov
The BIA Missing and Murdered Unit appreciates your interest and willingness to be part of the solution to end the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people. Due to the sensitive nature working with law enforcement and associated legal cases, we are unable to accept volunteers, including college students conducting research. You may find volunteer or research opportunities by reaching out to non-profit organizations working to address the crisis