Yurok Tribe hires new investigator for MMIP cases
(Left) Yurok Prosecutor Rosemary Deck, MMIP Investigator Julia Oliveira, Yurok Tribal Police Chief Greg O'Rourke and Yurok Tribal Police Lieutenant Jacob Morris. Photo provided by the Yurok Tribe.
KLAMATH, Calif. —

In the continued efforts to investigate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples cases on the North Coast, the Yurok Tribe has hired investigator Julia Oliveira to view new and existing cases.


According to tribal officials, Oliveira has 25 years of experience where, as a member of the Wyandotte Tribe, she worked for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office in a variety of positions. During her career, Oliveira reportedly worked on missing persons and child sexual abuse investigations and is currently the longest-serving member of the HCSO's Crisis Intervention Team. Oliveira has also reportedly led the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Police Department for the past four years and maintains a leadership position with the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women’s Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

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