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Who is Katuana Nateya Whisenant?(California teenager, 14, who vanished nine months ago is found safe during traffic stop in Nevada) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who is Katuana Nateya Whisenant?

Katuana Nateya Whisenant, 14, of Crescent City, was found unharmed in Churchill County Saturday inside a Toyota Corolla with her stepfather Santos Flores-Roman, 39, of Santa Rosa.

Roman was arrested on charges of keeping a child away from his parents, which is “like kidnapping a child but different, because he ran away voluntarily,” Crescent City Police Chief Richard Griffin told Fox. two.

Whisenant ran away from her home on July 23 and reportedly went to Santa Rosa, where Roman lived. Griffin said police suspected Whisenant had gone there and had previously interviewed Roman and her relatives, the Press Democrat said.

“We just didn’t have any other information to go on, but we suspect she was there with [Roman],” Griffin said. The California Highway Patrol issued an emergency alert for the girl on March 31 and obtained an arrest warrant for Roman on kidnapping charges on April 1.

Arrest

Police had last located Roman’s car in Chico, according to his license plate and believed they were heading north when they found them in Nevada. The San Francisco division of the FBI reported that the couple left Santa Rose around March 30.

‘So out of the blue we got this call that they found her. We had a warrant out for his arrest,” Griffin said.

Katuana Nateya Whisenant, 14,  of Crescent City, was found unharmed in Churchill County Saturday inside a Toyota Corolla with her stepfather Santos Flores-Roman, 39, of Santa Rosa.
Following Roman’s arrest, local police contacted the Bureau of Indian Affairs. like Whisenant he is a Yurok Indian. The Bureau contacted the FBI, which is now investigating.

Police released very little information about the case, due to its “sensitive” nature, but said Whisenant’s family was notified.

“Since I am a father myself, I can imagine what it would be like if my daughter was gone for so long. I was glad I was able to make that call to parents. It was the best case scenario,” Griffin told Fox 2.

It is estimated that “thousands” of indigenous women and girls go missing each year, but there is no reliable count as they are often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian, according to The New York Times in a 2019 article.

According to the Urban Indian Health Institute, only 116 cases were recorded in Justice Department data out of nearly 6,000 reported in 2016.

Missing

They were found inside a 1993 Toyota Corolla (pictured) in Churchill County.

The highest number of missing Native Americans are reported in New Mexico, Washington, Arizona, Alaska, Montana and California, among others, and San Francisco is among the top 10 cities for missing Native American women and girls.

A California boy, who had been missing for three years, was also recently found.

Connerjack Oswalt, who is autistic, disappeared from Clearlake, California, on September 28, 2019 at the age of 16, but was found earlier this month outside a gas station store near Park City, Utah, more than 700 miles away from his old home. .

He was identified by his stepfather in Utah after his mother told police that he had a unique birthmark on his neck, which police found.

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