The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), within the Colorado Department of Public Safety, announce the launch of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives dashboard established by SB 22-150.
As detailed in SB 22-150, the dashboard includes:
- The number of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Colorado;
- Tribal affiliation and jurisdiction of each case;
- An interactive map with an image identifying each missing person, and
- The status of their case.
“The multifunctional dashboard will contribute to raising awareness, reach a universal audience, provide additional resources and help tell the important stories of those that have gone missing,” said Department of Public Safety Executive Director Stan Hilkey. “The interactive component displays a picture of the missing person, a brief description of the case to encourage those with information to call the law enforcement agency listed and share tips leading to their location.”
As CBI receives information about open cases or activates a Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA), the dashboard automatically populates statistics and status.
There are currently 25 cold case homicides, 4 unidentified persons, and 8 missing persons that have been missing 6 months or longer listed on the website dating back to December of 1974.
“The effort to build this interactive dashboard involved extensive coordination between both law enforcement agencies and stakeholders, including the Indigenous advocacy group, the MMIR Task Force of Colorado," said Executive Director Hilkey. “It provides visitors with an understanding of these critical cases, and will serve as an impactful resource moving forward.”
Additionally, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management established and is staffing a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) Phone Line to receive and refer calls from the public. The dedicated phone line for missing or murdered Indigenous relatives operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where staff provides information, conducts follow-up, and connects callers with the appropriate local law enforcement contact or the Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives. The resource phone line was established under Senate Bill 23-054.
- MMIR Phone Line Information
- Phone Number: 833-900-6647
- Hours of Operation: 24/7 availability