Red clothing hangs near I-90 rest stop as makeshift memorial to Selena Not Afraid
Three years ago 16-year-old Selena Not Afraid went missing after attending a party held in
Billings and catching a ride with a group of people back to Hardin. This missing person case gained nationwide attention and brought a spotlight to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People in Big Horn County.
Not Afraid, who was last seen on Jan. 1, 2020 was the subject of grid searches conducted around the rest stop along Interstate 90 East. The Federal Bureau of Investigation joined local law enforcement officials in the search. Her body was recovered on Jan. 20, 2020 less than a mile away.
The rest stop is currently closed, but red clothing has been hung nearby reflector poles, in an apparent memorial for Not Afraid.
Red clothing, especially dresses, are frequently used to represent the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples epidemic in North America.
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