A report, the product of 10 meetings with indigenous people across the state, calls for more coordination to tackle the crisis

Hundreds of people packed into the nondescript meeting room in southern Washington state to share the stories of Native American women who vanished years or even decades ago.

Many of those who gathered together last October still do not have answers as to what happened to their mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. Some said they felt failed by authorities; they had been made to wait days by police to report a loved one’s disappearance or had their pleas for help ignored altogether.

Related: ‘Sister, where did you go?’: the Native American women disappearing from US cities

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