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Washington State Patrol searching for missing Indigenous woman

Apr 29, 2024, 6:33 AM | Updated: 4:00 pm

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From left, Amanda Pakootas, 38; Joseph Parisien, 51 (Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol)

(Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol)

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is searching for a missing Indigenous woman named Amanda Pakootas.

Pakootas, 38, was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Airway Heights, near Spokane. Authorities reported she left “unwillingly,” but no further details have been released.

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Troopers are looking for a man — Joseph Parisien, 51 — who is believed to be with her. They’re believed to be driving in a Silver 2013 Toyota four-runner. The Washington license plate is: CDM7749. If anyone sees them, call 911.

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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