Ashley Loring Heavyrunner was 20 years old when she went missing from the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Browning Montana, on June 5th, 2017. Ashley is described by her family as a positive, vibrant young woman who was studying Environmental Science at Blackfeet Community College at the time she went missing.
Ashley was a young indigenous woman who began to unveil her eyes around the missing and murdered women within her own community. She was intrigued and determined to make a change after learning more about the statics of Native and Indigenous women who fall victim to murder, rape, violence, drugs, or those who are missing.
Sadly, for Ashley, after only a few months of driving into this plague against the Native and Indigenous tribes, she, herself would turn up missing.
The Tribal police, local police force, and the FBI are or were involved in Ashley's case at one point, yet we have no answers as to where Ashley Loring Heavyrunner is, or who is responsible for her disappearance and possible murder.
According to the National Crime Information Center Reports, in 2016 there were 5,712 reports filed of Missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. However the US Department of Justice’s federal missing person database, NamUS would only log 116 cases.
While the murder rate for Indigenous women is 10 times higher than the national average for women living on reservations and murder is the third leading cause of death for native women in the United States.
Ashley Loring Heavyrunner has been missing since June 5th, 2017, she was only 20 years old when she vanished. She is described as a native female from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, Ashley has fair skin, a small petite frame, standing around 5 feet 2 inches, and weighing approximately 90 lbs at the time she went missing.
Ashley Loring Heavyrunner has long, light brown hair, with brown eyes, and her ears are pierced. If you have any information regarding Ashley's whereabouts or what happened to her, please contact the BIA at 1.833.778.4758 or reach out to your local law enforcement department.