Little information is available two weeks after the body of Olivia Lone Bear was recovered from a submerged truck near New Town.
Her funeral was held Aug. 6, and she was laid to rest south of New Town. Her brother, Matthew Lone Bear, said a new tip line has been established with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which took the lead from tribal police in February in investigating Olivia Lone Bear’s disappearance.
Beyond that, there’s nothing new, he said.
“We probably won’t hear nothing for at least another week and a half,” Matthew Lone Bear said.
His family hasn’t received autopsy or toxicology reports. The FBI continues to process the truck pulled from Sanish Bay on Lake Sakakawea.
FBI spokesman Michael Kulstad said the BIA and FBI continue their joint investigation, with no updates regarding the case.
Matthew Lone Bear said about 200 people took part in a memorial walk last week across the Four Bears Bridge, in honor of his sister.
“We’re all proud of our grandmother. She got out there and kind of led the walk, didn’t even slow down,” he said.
Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was last seen Oct. 25, 2017, driving the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 in downtown New Town. On July 31, her body was recovered from inside the vehicle found by volunteers using a boat with sonar. Her family identified her by tattoos.
The tip line for information related to her death is 701-226-3433.