Authorities searching for Native American girl who disappeared at Montana rest stop

Selena Not Afraid. Photo by Bighorn County Sheriffs

Bighorn County Sheriffs are searching for a 16-year-old Native American girl who went missing at an abandoned rest stop on New Year’s Day.

Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid, was last seen January 1, around 2 p.m., at the Eastbound I-90 rest area in Montana between Billings and Hardin near mile marker 474.

The teen reportedly wandered off from a broken down vehicle.

Bighorn County Sheriffs say Selena was wearing a black coat, grey sweater, blue jeans, and gray ankle boots. She is 5’9″, 133 pounds, and has a scar near her mouth. She also has a tattoo of a cross on her middle finger. reports, more than 100 people helped search for her on Thursday and Friday, and about 50 on Sunday.

The Crow Tribal Search & Rescue and the Northern Cheyenne Search & Rescue came out Sunday, according to the Big Horn County Sheriff’s office and the family.

Authorities have extended the search to Billings and Hardin.

Bighorn County Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair is calling her disappearance “suspicious.”

Players from the Hardin Bulldog Basketball team dressed up in red on Saturday in honor of missing and murdered indigenous women and wore t-shirts with “Hope 4 Sal” on the back.

A Missing Endangered Person Advisory was issued for Selena but has since expired.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office at 406-665-9780.

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