The Bemidji Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old Redby woman who was last seen Oct. 21.
Rose Downwind, a mother of five and granddaughter of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks, has not been in contact with her family since Monday, Oct. 19, when she dropped her children off at school. An ex-boyfriend spotted Downwind leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue in southeast Bemidji on the morning of Oct. 21, police said.
She may have gotten into a blue vehicle, but authorities are unsure of the make and model. Downwind was last seen wearing a blue sweater and black pants and is described as 5-feet-4-inches tall, 120 pounds with a light brown clear complexion.
Banks released a statement to Native News Online on Tuesday, pleading for the public’s help in finding his granddaughter.
“She is still missing and we hope there has been no foul play,” said Banks, who is seeking assistance through social media. “Besides the usual law enforcement agencies, I am calling on the regional members of the American Indian movement to assist by going door to door asking if anyone has seen her or knows of her whereabouts.”
Anyone who may have seen Downwind is asked to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.