Deathscapes

The River 8h - Deaths and Disappearances in Rivers

Deathscapes

Known deaths of Indigenous women and girls in rivers and riverbeds

We acknowledge that this is not a comprehensive record of all missing or murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2-spirit people. We have attempted to pull together information available in the public domain, but understand that this cannot encompass unreported or under-reported deaths and disappearances.

1961: Jean Mocharski, Alexander Docks (Canada)

1975: 26 year old woman, Fitzroy River Rockhampton QLD [Australia]

1990: Colleen Walker (16 years), body never found but clothes found weighed down by rocks in a bag in the Nambucca River [Australia]  

1991: Lynda (36 years), Fitzroy River Rockhampton QLD [Australia]  

1999: Cheryl Anthea Braedon (21 years), Todd Riverbed NT [Australia] 

2003: Felicia Solomon (16 years), dismembered body parts found in Red River months after disappearance  [Canada]

2005: Lateesha Nolan (24 years), disappeared from Dubbo, bones found in 2016 near Riverbank [Australia]

2009: Kwementyaye Tilmouth (41 years), found dead in Todd Riverbed, NT [Australia]

2011: Aboriginal woman found dead in dry Todd Riverbed, NT [Australia]

2012: Audrey Desjarlais (52 years)  [Canada]

2013: Aboriginal woman found dead in dry Todd Riverbed, NT [Australia]

2013: Aboriginal woman found dead in dry Todd Riverbed, NT [Australia]

2014: Tina Fontaine (15 years), body found in the Red River [Canada]

2016: Annie Pootoogook, body found in Rideau River [Canada]

2017: Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind (22 years), 8 month pregnant woman  [US]

2018: April Carpenter (23 years), body found in the Red River [Canada]


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