Lone Bear family confirms Olivia’s body has been identified


The family released a statement on their Facebook page saying an official statement will come Friday.
For now, they thank everyone for their kind words, and say they are working on arrangements now for Olivia.

It’s been nine months since the disappearance of Olivia Lone Bear. 

“I knew her, I worked with her but as a friend. We didn’t hang out a whole lot. Just thought she was a great person,” said Gina Aranciva a New Town resident. 

Since her disappearance many people including her family have not given up on trying to find her. 

They’ve searched by ground, they searched by air  using drones and last Saturday they searched the water. 

“As soon as we got the boat in, we weren’t in five minutes and we saw something,” said search volunteer Lissa Yellow Bird Chase. 

Using sonar they came across this image right here at Sahnish Bay. 

“It’s a fairly busy boat ramp,” said Yellow Bird Chase. 

Nathalie Gomez reporting: The pick up in which Olivia Lone Bear was last seen was retrieved about 100 feet from this dock.

“I would guess people went over it thousands –tens of thousands of times,” said Yellow Bird Chase.

Lissa Yellow Bird Chase is the founder of the Sahnish Scouts of North Dakota and she says her organization has been involved with the search since November.

“When you have a missing person the key is to just be involved and to care,” said Yellow Bird Chase. 

The latest news has the community in shock… 

“I feel for the family ands it’s been a long terrible thing and it’s a tragedy and it touches everyone in our community, ” said Bill Hale a New Town resident.  

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