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Olivia Lone Bear truck

Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was last seen driving a teal 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 on Oct. 25 in New Town. Her brother, Matthew Lone Bear, confirmed the truck was found Tuesday evening.

The brother of a missing New Town woman has confirmed that the truck she was last seen driving has been found.

Matthew Lone Bear said he could answer few questions Tuesday night related to the discovery that evening. He said he couldn’t say where or how the truck was found, if it was on the Fort Berthold Reservation or how the vehicle was identified.

He also declined to say what may have been found inside the truck.

"We're still dealing with it," Matthew Lone Bear said.

MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox said "purportedly" the truck had been found in Lake Sakakawea on the reservation, but added there was "no formal verification from law enforcement yet."

"Until verification of all relevant data, I (have nothing) more to formally share," Fox said in an email.

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Three Affiliated Tribes Police Capt. Grace Her Many Horses directed the Tribune to MHA Nation spokesman Tony Lone Fight, who confirmed a truck was found, but could not offer other immediate details. 

Lone Fight referred questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which he said has taken over the investigation.

Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was last seen between 5 and 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2017, in downtown New Town, driving a teal 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with North Dakota license plate 839 BRC.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs took the lead on the investigation in early February, amid search efforts from volunteers, the Lone Bear family and Three Affiliated Tribes Police.

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Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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