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Fort Berthold adds Bureau of Indian Affairs investigator

October 2, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is adding an investigator on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation after complaints over public safety.

Federal authorities say the move comes after U.S. Attorney Chris Myers from North Dakota and BIA official Charles Addington met to discuss law enforcement resources and jurisdictional issues on the reservation.

The BIA previously had one investigator on Fort Berthold.

The body of Olivia Lone Bear, who went missing in October 2017, was discovered this summer in a pickup truck pulled from a lake on the reservation. Family members of the 32-year-old mother of five say the feds were slow in launching their search.

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