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Submit a Tip or Case Information

How to submit a tip or provide case information.

If this is an emergency, call 911. Do not use this form

  • This form is used to report federal crimes and submit tips regarding missing and murdered cases occurring in Indian Country.
  • Be specific when providing information.
  • Submit your information only once. An investigator will be in touch with you.

Submitting Information or Tips

Do you have information that may help solve a missing or murdered case? Here are three ways in which you can submit tips and help law enforcement:

Tip Rewards

BIA offers rewards for information leading to arrest or helps lead to closure of unsolved missing or murdered cases. The standard reward amount for each award may be up to $5,000. Depending on the specific details given, BIA may increase the amount.

Once a tipster submits a tip, they receive a specific number, which is how they maintain confidentiality. Tipsters need to hold onto this number in order to check on the status of their tip. 

nce investigators verify the tip(s) helped lead to arrest or closure of a case, BIA will then pay the award. BIA may divide the reward amount if multiple individuals submit tips, depending on the information provided and how the tips were used.

NOTE: Pursuant to 25 USC 2803, paragraph (4), OJS may offer and pay a reward of an offense committed only in Indian country, or in the arrest of an offender against the United States. Therefore, OJS is unable to offer rewards for tips / information when the case falls outside of its jurisdiction. 


Contact Us

OJS - Missing or Murdered Persons
1849 C Street NW, MS-3662
Washington, DC 20240
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

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