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Family of Missing Indigenous Trans Woman 'Won't Stop Searching'

Aubrey Dameron, Indigenous trans woman from Oklahoma, has been missing since March 9.

The family of Aubrey Dameron, a trans woman and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, continue their search for the 25-year-old, who was last seen in Grove, Oklahoma, on March 9.

“As an LGBTQ2S member, Aubrey LOVES going to [Pride] events & being a voice for the community,” wrote an administrator on a family-run Facebook group dedicated to finding Dameron. “Please continue to share Aubrey’s face, share it until the person responsible for her disappearance is filled with guilt & comes forward instead of dragging our family through this nightmare. Share her face until equality is no longer a goal but what we are living. Share her story until we bring Aubrey home & even after. We have not stopped & we won’t stop searching for Aubrey.”

Authorities continue to classify their investigation as a missing person case, The Tulsa World reports, as investigators claim that they haven’t found strong proof of foul play in Dameron’s disappearance. But some of the woman’s family members are reportedly worried that police aren’t doing enough to find her.

“We certainly hope local and state law enforcement take this matter very seriously, given both Indigenous women and transgender women face an epidemic of violence in this country,” says Gillian Branstetter, a spokesperson for the National Center for Transgender Equality in a statement to Out. “We join Aubrey’s family in demanding a full and thorough investigation of her disappearance that will hopefully result in her safe return.”

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