PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - Three men who went missing more than two weeks ago on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been found dead.
Oglala Sioux tribal officials said Tuesday that the men died in a single-car accident on the rural reservation. Details about the wreck haven’t been released.
Tribal Police Capt. Anthony Long Soldier confirmed the accident involved one vehicle. He said the victims have been identified as 24-year-old Juan Lamont, 21-year-old Tevin Tyon and 23-year-old Tyrell Wilson.
The tribe’s Office of Public Safety released the same information on its Facebook page.
The men were last seen May 7 in the town of Pine Ridge. The tribe declared a state of emergency four days later.
Searches for the men included all-terrain vehicles, horses, aircraft and SUVs, along with hundreds of volunteers.