Friday, April 2, 2021

Fundraiser Friday: April 2, 2021

This week's Fundraiser Friday features cases of two indigenous women. There is speculation that both women were murder victims, but both of their cases remain unsolved. These women are just two of the many Native women who go missing and/or are murdered. These cases often go cold and receive far less attention in the media. Please share these stories and consider donating. 

The Disappearance of Caitlin Potts

Caitlin Potts has been missing since February 22nd, 2016. The young mother was 27 years-old at the time of her disappearance. Caitlin was last seen in Enderby, British Columbia on the day she vanished. She has never been seen or heard from again. Caitlin vanished in the midst of a volatile relationship with a man named Jason Hnatiuk. He has been convicted of assaulting Caitlin during an altercation that occurred during August 2014. Despite this, Jason denies involvement in Caitlin's disappearance and also denies ever being in a serious relationship with her. 

Investigators believe that Caitlin was murdered. Still, no arrests have been made in her case, and she remains missing today. Caitlin's loved ones have grown increasingly frustrated with local authorities due to lack of progress in her case. They hope to hire a private investigator to help aide their search. [fundraiser link] [more info on this case]

The Disappearance & Death of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places

Kaysera Stops Pretty Places was only 18 years old when she was found deceased in Hardin, Montana on August 29th, 2019. The young girl was a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribal communities and she lived with her grandmother. Kaysera was last seen by her family members on August 24th, 2019. She was reported missing on August 27th. 

Two days later, a passerby spotted human remains in the backyard of a Hardin home. The remains were later identified as Kaysera. Unfortunately, the discovery of her remains has led to more questions than answers. Authorities have described Kaysera's case as suspicious, but medical examiners were unable to determine an exact cause or manner of death. Her autopsy reportedly did not turn up any evidence of injury or disease. To this day, it is unclear how Kaysera ended up in the backyard where she was found. 

Kaysera's family members believe she was murdered. They are raising reward money in hopes that someone with information about her case will have an incentive to come forward. [fundraiser link] [more info on this case]

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