From left, Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon, and Tyrell Wilson have been missing since may 7.

Three Lakota Men Still Missing; State of Emergency Declared

Sarah Sunshine Manning

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared a State of Emergency on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in response to the disappearance of three young men who have been missing since May 7 at around 2:00 p.m. 

Juan Lamont, 24, Tevin Tyon, 21, and Tyrell Wilson, 23, were last seen on Pine Ridge driving a 2006 Buick Lacrosse with South Dakota plate number F2893. The three tribal members reportedly said they were going to take a ride in the country. They have not been seen or heard from since.

The three men were last seen in this 2006 Buick Lacrosse.

Search crews, volunteers, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol have been canvassing the area, but have yet to come upon any promising leads. Some say that the men may have left the reservation.

There is a reward of $1,500 for any information regarding the whereabouts of any of the three men. There is also a Facebook page where updates are shared, and further search efforts are being coordinated.


According to Native News Online, the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s President, John Steel, declared the state of emergency, in part, because the Oglala Sioux Tribe cannot afford to provide additional law enforcement for the search effort. The state of emergency declaration allows for additional assistance from the federal government.    

Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of the three men are asked to contact the Pine Ridge Police Department at 605-867-5111, or the Department of Public Police Service at 605-867-5141.

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