By Brett Gillin
Private Juliet Striped Wolf, who was stationed at Fort Bragg, has been missing since July 1st, but a missing person’s report has only recently been filed on her behalf. Due to bureaucratic red tape and a host of other outside factors, her family has been unable to file the report for more than six weeks. This delay could very well negatively affect the chances of locating Pvt. Wolf, something her family is coming to grips with now.
According to this story in the Examiner, the soldier’s mother, Janel Striped Wolf, told reporters that she had repeatedly been denied the opportunity to file a missing persons report by both the Fayetteville Police Department and the Military Police Department stationed at Fort Bragg. On August 17th, she was finally able to file the report with the Fayetteville Police Department, who is now handling the investigation.
Unfortunately for Janel, because it took six weeks to file the report, she was also unable to attain her daughter’s current civilian address. Pvt. Wolf had recently moved into a new apartment complex, and her mother did not have the new address, so until the report was officially filed, she did not even know where to look to find her apartment.
Janel allegedly posted an impassioned plea online, which you can read here, in which she gave background information on her daughter, including the facts that she is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Rosebud, SD, that she was serving in the 92nd unit in the Civil Affairs Co, and that her son (Pvt. Juliet Wolf’s brother) served in the military at Fort Bliss Texas until his honorable discharge in March of this year.
The posting also makes a plea to try to change the protocols in the military for how to report a missing person after they’ve failed to report for duty. She claims that when they fail to report for duty, they cannot immediately be reported as a missing person, and that local police departments have a hard time filing a missing persons report when someone fails to report to duty at a military base.
Perhaps most importantly, she described that her daughter was “under great duress leading up to the days of her last sighting.” The post goes on to explain that she was “Last seen accompanied by an individual who was a threat to her, I base this on statements my daughter made to me and to the fact that this individual failed to appear in a court of law to face an assault and battery charge recently.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Private Juliet Striped Wolf should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1529.