Though Idaho’s average missing persons rate is 10.59 per 100,000 people, the average missing persons rate for Indigenous people in Idaho is 18.99 per 100,000 individuals.

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Editor's note: The Idaho Press is rolling out content this week for our 2022 Cavalcade edition, where we look into area and regional cold cases. Pick up a copy of this year's Cavalcade in Sunday's edition of the Idaho Press.

People of color are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system. Now, a new, growing body of research is confirming what many communities of color already knew — that people of color are disproportionately represented in missing persons cases compared to their White counterparts.

Prayer walk road (copy)

A group of about 200 people made their way to the Old Casino parking lot in Fort Hall during a prayer walk in 2019, bringing attention to missing and murdered Indigenous people on the Fort Hall Reservation and throughout the Native American community.

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