An American woman who vanished in Hot Springs last year has been found alive.
The Lakota woman, whose name has not been released, disappeared on April 5, 2017, after leaving her home near the community of Cherokee Village, near Wyo.
The Wyoming National Guard searched Cheroke Village and found the woman, but authorities said she was found dead in a vehicle parked on a rural road near her home.
Authorities have not released her identity, but police said she died of asphyxiation.
She was 19 years old.
The search for the woman began in early April when a passerby spotted her car parked on the rural road.
A Wyoming National Guardsman spotted her vehicle and called the Wyoming State Patrol.
They located the vehicle and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Wyoming National Police Department said in a statement that troopers from the Wyoming National Capital Police were called to Cherokees Village to assist in the investigation.
They said troopers were assisted by the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Cherokes National Forest and National Park Service.
Cherokee Police Chief Bill Niederhauser told KSL News that the state has a strong relationship with the Lakota, and that the community has been very cooperative and respectful toward the investigation.
“The search will be conducted by the Cheroscoke Police Department, the Wyoming Department of Public Safety and the Wyoming Forest Service, according to a statement.
Cheroscoke police have no suspects in custody, and no charges have been filed, according a statement from Cherokeshia County Sheriff’s Office.
The Cherokias village is about 50 miles southeast of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Niedermauser said that Cherokuks daughter, Lakota Sioux, is with the Cheroches tribe.
He said the Lakots have been able to locate the missing woman’s body.NIEDERMAUSER: She’s gone missing.
The Lakota community has reached out to us, and they have asked for help.
And we’re going to assist them.
We’re going with them.
They’re trying to find her.
The state and Wyoming have been incredibly supportive.