Mildred Old Crow

Two women arrested, arraigned as little girl remains missing for nearly two years

Two suspects were arraigned this week in connection with a child who has been missing for nearly two years.

The FBI Salt Lake City Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) reports that Mildred Old Crow was last seen with a Tribal Court-appointed guardian on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, in March 2019. Mildred was six when she disappeared.

Veronica Tierza Dust, 34, and Roseen Lincoln Old Crow, 34, were arraigned at the Big Horn County Court on Tuesday, on charges of endangering child welfare, NBC 8 reports. Both posted a $1,000 bond each and have been released from jail.

According to the arrest warrant, the suspects were given informal custodianship of Mildred by the Tribal Court in March 2017. However, authorities wouldn’t comment on whether the girl was staying with the suspects when she disappeared, the Billings Gazette reports.

A petition was filed at the Tribal Court in December 2020 after the suspects allegedly “breached their fiduciary duty to the child.”

When the suspects “failed to produce the child nor was any proof of life provided,” arrest warrants were issued.

Meanwhile, Mildred remains missing. She would be eight today. She has brown eyes, brown hair and is described as small for her age, standing around 3-feet tall when last seen. She goes by “Millie” and may have physical injuries, police said.

Anyone with any information in regards to the case should contact the FBI at (801) 579-1400.

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[Feature Photo: Mildred Old Crow/FBI]