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Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. Register now for a FREE to keep reading. There's no cost and no credit card required. Already registered? Click the link below. Updated: July 25, pm. The investigation into Alice Ida Looney's death is ongoing.
Looney would've turned 55 on Dec. Caroline Looney stood with six others on the morning of Sept. On that clear, warm morning, Looney spoke of the son she lost. And as she looked to the east, she thought of her little sister, Alice Ida Looney. Alice disappeared in Augustwhen she was She was reported missing by family, who last saw her in Wapato.
A hunter found her skeletal remains Nov. She would like to pray where Alice last lay, she said, and relatives have discussed setting a cross for her. This time of year is especially hard for those who knew and loved Alice.
Her Dec. She was buried on Dec. Alice, who was a Yakama tribal citizen, is among dozens of Indigenous people who have gone missing, have been found murdered and have died mysteriously on and beyond the 1. Many cases are unsolved. The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people has received greater attention in the past few years. Cold cases are getting another look from investigators at seven federal offices opened this year as part of Operation Lady Justicea task force established by President Donald Trump in November Advocates in the U.
Fish wore a red handprint on her face to symbolize Native woman and girls silenced by violence and had the letters MMIW — Missing Naches girl lost your car in the Murdered Indigenous Women — in red on her right leg. But solving cold cases is challenging in many ways, even with fresh eyes and improving technology.
Evidence is often scant or nonexistent after years have passed. Some of the people who might know what happened at the isolated location where Alice was found, about 12 miles southeast of Toppenish, are dead, said another sister, Mary Looney. She was named for her paternal grandmother, Alice Thompson. Though she never had children, Alice enjoyed taking care of her nieces and nephews and was close with many of them, in later years checking in more often with them than their parents.
She fished on the Columbia River and learned the tradition of drying fish from her mother, a tradition Caroline continues today. Wilkins Looney Sr. Alice grew up in the lower Satus area of Yakima County and Georgeville, in Klickitat County, in houses filled with siblings, relatives and friends; her mother welcomed many people to her home and usually had a vanload of people wherever she went.
Mary and Caroline, along with cousin Doris Strong, recently recounted details of her life as they remembered Alice. Doris grew up alongside the Looney sisters, almost like a sister herself. She and her husband, George, are spiritual leaders in the Indian Shaker Churchand their support was especially precious when Alice went missing and after she was found. Bullied because of her size, Alice suffered from depression, Caroline said.
She also struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol and was seriously injured in an October car accident. She wore a halo brace and had to learn how to walk again. Eva Looney died on Oct. After that, Alice never had a place to call home, Caroline said. Alice would disappear for weeks at a time but eventually return. She had an on-and-off relationship with a man she sometimes lived with, her sisters said. She also stayed with relatives, including Caroline. On the evening of Aug. She wanted a ride to Wapato, so they dropped her off at the Roadrunner store in Wapato about midnight.
Friends later reported seeing Alice with a man at a house on Mamachat Lane in Wapato Naches girl lost your car in the after she was dropped off, Caroline said in a December interview with Yakima Herald-Republic reporter Phil Ferolito. Friends also reported seeing Alice with the same man at the Hideaway bar in Wapato.
There were rumors she had a confrontation with a drug dealer. Caroline worked with a friend to create a missing-person flyer, posting copies wherever she could. They scanned newspapers and watched television news reports for any information. Someone said Alice had been seen walking along Track Road, so they started searching that area, looking for anything there — or anywhere — that might help them find her.
Caroline told her kids Alice was missing and urged them to keep an eye out. We were uncovering stuff along fences. A month before she disappeared, Alice said she and a friend were going to go into treatment for addiction, so her sisters checked hospitals and treatment centers when she went missing.
Relatives and friends still wonder about the man whom Alice was reportedly seen with, and anyone who may have been involved in her disappearance and death. The FBI later assumed jurisdiction, as noted in a May news release announcing the of a two-year investigation into the deaths or disappearances of at least 16 Native women on or in proximity to the Yakama Reservation. Her likely cause of death is listed in the release as inconclusive.
Relatives were glad they could bring Alice home so soon after the autopsy, which revealed that her body had been in the creek more than a year. Her remains were identified by dental records and steel braces attached to her upper-leg bones, the result of the car accident. It could be changed to homicide if more evidence or information surfaces.
Her body was discovered four days later just off Marion Drain Road near the intersection with Harrah Road. The hyoid bone was examined and showed a lateral fracture on the right, forensic pathologist Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds wrote in his report. At least two other Native women who died in a string of homicides in the Lower Yakima Valley through the s and into the s were strangled. There was a lack of information that could be gained from the remains, Reynolds wrote. Her relatives realize they may never know exactly what happened to Alice.
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