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Washington woman sought in Las Vegas found at casino mall

Reatha May Finkbonner missing flyer
Reatha May Finkbonner missing flyer(Finkbonner family)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 4:33 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 2:35 PM PDT
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SEPT. 24 UPDATE: LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police in Las Vegas say a Native American woman from northwestern Washington state was found safe, nearly three weeks after her fiancé and friends reported her missing while on vacation.

Court records show that Reatha May Finkbonner of Bellingham had been arrested on felony drug charges Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, and she was released without bond the next day pending a Sept. 30 court appearance.

Her family filed missing person reports with Lummi Nation and Las Vegas police after her fiancé and friends missed four Facebook Messenger contacts from her on Sept. 3.

Police said Friday that after Finkbonner was located late Thursday at the downtown Fremont Street Experience casino mall she was offered assistance and her family was notified.

ORIGINAL STORY: BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Native American woman from northwestern Washington state went missing while on vacation in Las Vegas earlier this month and her family is seeking information.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Reatha May Finkbonner, 30, of Bellingham was in Nevada with her fiancé and friends when she went missing Sept. 3.

Her family has filed missing person reports with the Lummi Nation Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Finkbonner is on the Washington State Patrol’s list of missing Indigenous persons, which was released this month, and the Lhaq’temish Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Lummi Nation, is sharing information about Finkbonner.

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Anyone with information about Reatha Finkbonner’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lummi Nation Police Department at 360-312-2274 or Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3111.