Stops Pretty Places
Kaysera was just 18 when she was murdered two years ago and nobody knows what happened to her, or why. Her body was found on a busy street in broad daylight, but even to this day the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the Montana Department of Justice refuse to investigate.
Obviously, Kaysera’s family need to know what happened, yet her killers are getting away with murder.
Why won’t Big Horn County, the FBI, and Montana DOJ
do the right thing by Kaysera and her family?
Why is there
NO JUSTICE FOR KAYSERA?
We lost our daughter, sister, niece, grand-daughter and friend, and yet . . .
When we reported Kaysera missing, law enforcement indicated there was
NO NEED to search for her - she'd just be partying somewhere.
Unbelievably, all our family and friends had to start searching for Kaysera OURSELVES
because law enforcement refused to search for her.
Then we found out that Bighorn County ALREADY KNEW that Kaysera had been found dead in Hardin, MT for 14 DAYS before they told our family.
And even once Kaysera had been found, Bighorn County did not begin substantial investigation for OVER A MONTH.
And TO THIS DAY there has never been a Missing Person's report filed!
SO WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?
Kaysera and her family are still without justice. Since her murder, the FBI, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montana Department of Justice have DONE NOTHING to undertake a criminal investigation. We will not stand for this. Law enforcement must be held accountable. Click here for case details and the most recent update.
The Family has listed their demands to law enforcement, and State and Federal officials below:
We demand the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, specifically Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair, actually investigate Kaysera’s murder. Today, Big Horn County has one of the highest rates of MMIW in the entire United States. Their incompetence and complete disregard for the lives of their Native women and girls demonstrates why.
We demand that County Attorney Jay Harris release information requested by the family who have not received a basic police report from the county.
We demand Sheriff Big Hair cooperate with and allow other entities such as the U.S. Department of Justice Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (“MMIP”) Task Force to review Kaysera’s case and adequately investigate her murder.
We demand the FBI fulfill its responsibility to Kaysera and other Native women and girls. When a tribal citizen living on a reservation goes missing and is murdered, the FBI has a trust duty and responsibility to investigate. The FBI stated it would not investigate because her body was found half a mile off the Crow Reservation border, claiming it had “no jurisdiction.” This is despite the fact that there is absolutely no evidence to prove Kaysera’s life had not been taken on the reservation—where the FBI would have undoubtedly had jurisdiction.
We demand the Montana Department of Justice investigate and prosecute the crimes committed against Kaysera. It is the duty of the Montana DOJ to ensure its citizens are safe and that crimes in Montana do not go unpunished.
We demand Governor Gianforte put an end to the rampant murder and corruption in his state and protect MMIW in the State of Montana.
Shame on law enforcement for forcing our families to investigate these horrendous crimes themselves. Shame on them for letting heinous murders of Indigenous women like Kaysera go unpunished. Shame on them for not valuing the lives of our Native women and girls.
It is critical that ALL of us step up and make these demands together. We CAN secure justice for Kaysera and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women who have been abandoned by the authorities sworn to protect them.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION WITH US
If you care about Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIW/P and want to be involved with actions
to help, we have two asks:
If you are able to donate to our appeal, please visit our
Go Fund Me where we are saving money for a reward for information leading to Justice For Kaysera.
If you want to stay with us, be updated,and join actions, please sign our Change.org petition and be sure to check the box allowing us access to your email address.
Send a letter to law enforcement, and State and Federal officials:
August 31: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Governor Gianforte. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 2: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Senator Tester. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 3: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Senator Daines. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 4: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to MT Attorney General Austin Knudsen. Draft sample letters can be
Sept 6: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Sheriff Big Hair. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 7: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Secretary Deb Haaland. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 9: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. Draft sample letters can be found here.
Sept 10: Everyone is encouraged to write a letter to the FBI. Draft sample letters can be found here.