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Two women investigated for disappearance of missing girl from Crow Reservation

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 13:40:24-05

HARDIN – Almost two years after she was last seen, two women have made court appearances in connection to the disappearance of 8-year-old Mildred Old Crow.

Veronica Tierza Dust and Roseen Lincoln Old Crow, both 34, appeared in Big Horn County District Court on Tuesday for arraignment. Each faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Their arrests stem from the disappearance of Mildred Old Crow who was last seen in March of 2019. A Missing Endangered Person Advisory was issued for her on Nov. 25, 2020.

Dust and Lincoln Old Crow were arrested as fugitives from justice in Billings on Dec. 23.

The Crow Tribe issued warrants for their arrest on December 16 that state they “failed to produce the child nor was any proof of life provided.”

The relationship between the two women and the child is unclear, but the warrant states they were granted informal custodianship by the tribal court on or about March 14, 2017.

Mildred Old Crow was 6 years old when she was last seen, and her current whereabouts are still unknown.

The MEPA issued in November stated she could have possible physical injury.

During their appearances Tuesday, Dust and Lincoln Old Crow did not waive extradition back to Crow Tribal Court and their bond was set at $1,000 with conditions of release.

Dust was being held at the Yellowstone County Jail and Lincoln Old Crow was detained in the Big Horn County jail. Both posted bond on Wednesday and must report to the Crow Tribal Court for arraignment within three days.

Any future arrests or additional charges depend on decisions made by the tribal court and investigation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.