30-year-old Susan Fast Eagle, from Rapid City was reported missing on Thursday May 13, and still hasn’t been found.
Her disappearance was so mysterious because, she was actually ill on the same day, and her husband had left her at home to go buy drugs. By the time he came back she was nowhere to be found.
Fast Eagle’s family is so worried and are looking for answers to the puzzle of her disappearance. “I’m going to do what I have to do to find your mom,” Chief Eagle says. “That’s why I’m out here because I have a heart. I love her as a sister. She’s been in our life so long. I’m praying we don’t find her along the creek, because if we do, that’s bad.” Said Wayne Chief Eagle, Fast Eagle’s brother-in-law. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s difficult to talk about,” said Heather Taken Alive, Fast Eagle’s only. “You want to break down, you want to cry, you want to knock on doors, and search every place that you possibly can to find, find the person that you love. It’s just not like her to be gone this long.”
Susan Fast Eagle’s last contact with people, was May 3rd; which was the Police. Authorities have combed the Area and still no lead. “We have exhausted a lot of manpower, put a lot of effort into getting her located,” said Captain James John, Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division for Rapid City Police Department. “The goal is to find her. If she wants to come out and let us know that she is safe, that would be awesome. Obviously, the goal is to make sure that she is safe and that her needs are being met.” The contact that we had with her before she went missing was normal contact,” said James Johns, Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division for Rapid City Police Department. “We knew where she was at on one day and that’s the last that we can track her down to.
RCPD and Red Ribbon Skirt Society in Rapid City and the OST Chief of Police on the Pine Ridge Reservation are working together to find Susan Fast Eagle.
“People go missing every day, some because they want to. But many just vanish, leaving family and friends wondering what happened.
And for women in the Native American community, the numbers are startling, with thousands of women currently listed as missing.
Yet Native Americans only make up 2 percent of the United States population.” Said RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA)
“Somebody somewhere knows what happened to her,” said Heather. “And I hope that they find it within their hearts to come forward and let us know, help us find her.”
Susan’s name has been added in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s cause, due to the uncertainty surrounding her disappearance.
“It’s hard not knowing,” said Heather. “I feel like it just pulls at your heart and it takes your breath away when you think what could it be, what could have happened?”
Fast Eagle is described as, 5’3″ tall, hazel eyes, 150Ibs, brown hair
Anyone with any information can call the RCPD detective at (605) 394-4134 or the Red Ribbon Skirt Society at (605) 415-5320.