Last night, I posted about the missing Standing Rock woman, Kara Mauai. She went missing on November 8, 2019. Not more than two hours later, I saw the Facebook post saying she had been found and is safe. She was found in Dallas-Forth Worth on Wednesday. At the time the news broke, she was with authorities. This story will have a happy ending, thankfully.


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Human trafficking is very real. No, this doesn't just happen to "other people in other places." It happens here, in North Dakota. On November 8th, 2019, Kara Lynn Mauai disappeared from the Standing Rock Reservation.

Since the beginning of this in November, there have been conflicting reports of whether Kara Mauai was last seen in McLaughlin, SD, or Porcupine, ND. Then, on Januar 6, law enforcement found clothes in Porcupine, ND that belonged to her.

The latest report, from January 21, 2020, says that it is believed that Kara Mauai may be in the Dallas area. She is considered to be an endangered person and she may be a victim of human trafficking. The search is ongoing.

If you want more information and to stay up-to-date, you can follow the Facebook Page, BRING KARA HOME. You can see two official statements from the page below:


Kara Lynn Mauai is my Daughter. She's been missing since November 8th, 2019. At the date of posting this announcement, there has been multiple tips that have come in, all of which have been investigated. But the fact still remains, she is still missing and was last seen in Selfridge, North Dakota.
Kara is 30 years old, 5'3 weighs about 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown curly hair.
She has a star tattoo on the inside of her left wrist and the name "Ikaika" on the inside of her right wrist.
Kara is a Mother of 3 Children, 2 Boys, and 1 Girl.
Kara is a member of The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Please help me find Kara. Any information pertaining to her whereabouts would be much appreciated. Please Contact BIA Police 701 854 7241.
Thank You, Karen Lynn Silva (Mother)

-Official Statement-
A briefing took place this morning, January 21, 2020 with the BIA Chief of Police Sparky Edwards, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, the search team, spokespeople, and Kara’s family.
We are suspending local searches at this point and focusing on the Dallas, Texas area (Please see flyers). It is believed she may be a victim of human trafficking. Kara may be seeking shelter at homeless shelters, churches, soup kitchens, etc. in that area. Kara is a 30-year-old Native American and Polynesian with a light complexion but may have the appearance of a younger white female. PLEASE SHARE. Thank you so much for your help to bring Kara home.

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