2 Bodies Found in Ft. Smith area/conflicting info/Little Light family?

The bodies of Two (2) people (either two adults or one adult and infant) have been found 3 miles from Ft. Smith, Crow Indian Tribe.  (Where the Little Light Family’s truck was found).  This area is privately owned according to articles AND OTHER BODIES have been found in the SAME area… WHO? WHEN?  And the area was supposedly looked at previously? Something stinks!
 
Here’s the articles so far:
 
Bodies found Fort Smith Conflicting Reports!
Are these the Little Light family bodies? One report says an adult and an infant,
another says two adults… If there are two adults then where is infant Wyatt Little
Light?
Further, it appears that more bodies have been found in the same area of Ft. Smith,
part of Crow Agency/Crow Indian Tribe in Montana according to the articles. WHO and
WHEN were these bodies found????  Why don’t we hear about these cases in "Indian Country"?
Is there a Serial Killer loose there???????
Human remains found near Fort Smith
 
Associated Press – May 12, 2009 1:44 AM ET
Corrected Version
CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) – The Bureau of Indian Affairs reports that two bodies have been found in the Fort Smith area on the Crow Indian Reservation.
They were found close to where a missing Crow Agency’s family’s truck was found in January. Teddy Little Light, Juliet Toineeta Little Light and their three-month old son Wyatt were last seen on December 23.
Their truck was discovered two weeks later between Fort Smith and St. Xavier. But nothing has been seen or heard from them since.
The bodies discovered are those of 2 adults. BIA officials say a rancher found the remains Monday morning, and the FBI and BIA were at the scene.
Information from:
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Story Timeline:  23 hrs ago
Site about 2 miles from where pickup was found earlier
By JAN FALSTAD And BECKY SHAY Of The Gazette Staff
Five months after a young family was reported missing near Fort Smith on the Crow Reservation, a ranch hand on Monday found human remains of two adults as well as adult and baby clothing in a rugged ravine west of the Bighorn River. About 9 a.m. Monday, law enforcement officials called family members of Teddy Little Light, 30; his wife, Juliet Toineeta Little Light, 28; and their 3-month-old son, Wyatt, to tell them about the discovery. “Even though it’s not apparently good news, we wanted to know where our family was. It’s just like an opportunity for closure,” Juliet’s aunt, April Toineeta of Lodge Grass, said Monday afternoon. Law enforcement would not confirm the Little Lights’ identities. However, they are the only… [read full story]                    
(pictures of Little Light Family, Video, and timeline on link)
By Sarah Gravlee
Story Published: May 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM MDT
Story Updated: May 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM MDT
BILLINGS – Nearly five months after the Little Light family went missing, family members were notified early Monday morning that human remains had been found near Fort Smith.
The FBI says the bodies are those of two adults. FBI officials will only confirm that two bodies were found on private land Monday, but gave no other specifics.
Officials with the FBI contacted the family early Monday morning and asked them to gather incase they received bad news.
Teddy Little Light Jr. has not seen his mother or father for nearly five months, but looking at their picture still brings a smile to his face. Teddy and Juliet Little Light and their 3-month-old son Wyatt have been missing since December, but their family never gave up hope they’d be found.
"I have Wyatt’s picture on my desk and everyday it’s one of the first things I see," said Audrey Black Eagle, Juliet’s Aunt. "We never gave up hope they’d be okay."
On Monday those hopes began to fade.
"They found two bodies," Black Eagle said. Teddy’s Uncle Shobe Little Light who is also a BIA correctional officer said the bodies were found near Soap Creek Road.
"That area’s known to turn up bodies," he said. Ranchers we talked to in the area confirmed other victims have been found here. Although the Little Lights have been gone for nearly five months, they have never been far from their family’s thoughts.
"I had a dream about them moments before they came (to tell me bodies had been found)," said Shobe Little Light. "I wanted to go back to the dream. It kind of shattered my whole day."
Representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are still on scene investigating and are not releasing more information.
Comment on kurl8.com:
Well if "bodies" have been found there in the past, why wasn’t that area searched? Sure
has been no "national attention" to this case, and now conflicting reports with the
BIA as per usual: tight-lipped… makes one wonder. Is there a serial killer at Crow
Agency? Would like more news on previously found bodies as well. What is going on?
Bodies Discovered
Teddy Littlelight, their three-month-old son Wyatt, his wife Juliet Toineeta
By Sarah Gravlee
Story Published: May 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM MDT
Story Updated: May 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM MDT
(Info same as above)
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http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090511/NEWS01/90511009
Human remains found near Fort Smith
The Associated Press • May 11, 2009
CROW AGENCY (AP) — The Bureau of Indian Affairs reports that two bodies have been found in the Fort Smith area on the Crow Indian Reservation.
They were found about three miles from where a missing Crow Agency’s family’s truck was found in January. Teddy Littlelight, Julieta Toineeta Littlelight and their three-month old son Wyatt were last seen on December 23rd.
Their truck was discovered two weeks later between Fort Smith and St. Xavier. But nothing has been seen or heard from them since.
Family members say the FBI told them the bodies discovered are those of an adult and an infant. BIA officials say a rancher found the remains Monday morning, and the FBI and BIA were at the scene.
Commentary by name removed:
I am praying so much for these people. I just cant imagining going through what they are. But I just want to beware the readers of the papers. I have family in billings and read it often if they say read the gazette! and I obviously read the tribune, who doesnt. But there is two different facts in the stories printed about the bodies found (numbers). So, before anyone says anything about what might have happened, wait for the evidence! People Please, if word gets out and everyone is telling stories about what happened and its get the family, it is really hard to deal with. so, i say just pray and wait to state any opinions or start rumors. Once the evidence is finalized then we can become forensic scientists and crime scene investigators. I cant dis the papers as much as I want to, but when a story is printed like this one and the facts that the papers have can make a big deal and a big impact on everyone and community involved, especially when it concerns the reservations!
5/11/2009 8:31:57 PM
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Bureau of Indian Affairs officials say that the human remains which were found on Monday near Fort Smith appear to be those of Julieta Toineeta Littlelight and Teddy Littlelight.
The Littlelights and their three-month old son Wyatt have been missing since December 23rd. The bodies of two adults were found about three miles from where the Littlelight’s truck was located back in January.
The BIA reports that they found the two adult remains in a fielded area off of Grapevine Road. Officials also found adult and baby clothing, but the remains of baby Wyatt are unknown.
Big Horn County officials got a call Monday morning after a ranch hand in Fort Smith found human remains. While the FBI, BIA and the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Department have searching the area since January, rugged terrain and weather have hampered their efforts.
Julieta’s aunt told us that the family wants closure, but not this kind of news. The Littlelights left behind their 3-year-old son, whose now being raised by his grandmother.
Teddy was last seen at his mother’s home in Crow Agency on December 23rd and said he had plans to go to Wyola. Family members reported the Littlelights missing when they didn’t show up for a funeral a week later.
Authorities are investigating the causes of death and foul play has not been ruled out. The FBI Evidence Recovery Team worked Monday to process the scene and the evidence they found will be sent off to a lab for positive identification on the remains.
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(from May 11, 2009)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has confirmed that human remains have been found in the Fort Smith area, about three miles from where a missing Crow Agency’s family’s truck was found in January.
The remains could be that of Teddy Littlelight, Julieta Toineeta Littlelight and their three-month old son Wyatt, who went missing in late December.
Littlelight family members were notified on Monday morning that the remains were found and are comforting each other.
Big Horn County law enforcement was notified Monday morning after a ranch hand found the remains on Grapevine Ranch. The BIA says they have confirmed the remains are those of two adults. Adult clothing and baby clothing was also found in the area.
The FBI, BIA and tribal law enforcement have searching the area since January, but rugged terrain and weather have hampered efforts. Julia’s aunt says the family wants closure but not this kind of news.
The Littlelights also have a three year old son who is now being raised by family members.
The couple was last seen at teddy Littlelights mother’s home in crow agency on December 23rd with plans to go to Wyola. They were reported missing when they didn’t show up for a funeral a week later.
Officials were still on the scene Friday evening and the remains are being sent to either Hardin or Billings for identification.
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(from May 7, 2009)
The family of a missing Crow Agency family is putting together a reward fund in hopes of finding out information about the disappearance of their loved ones.
Teddy Littlelight, Juliet Toineeta Littlelight and baby Wyatt were last seen December 23rd in Crow Agency.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it will resume a full grid search next week where the family’s pickup was found on Grapevine Road near Fort Smith. 
"I know that they may be something that will give the extra nudge for some people to come forward" said April Toineeta of Hardin, Juliet’s aunt. "It’s been really difficult and all the holidays that have come and gone and you know them not being there with us. You know every day us wondering where they’re at."
Anyone with information regarding the Littlelights is asked to contact the B.I.A. at (406) 638-2631.
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(from the archives)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hoping that some national media exposure will help find a Crow Agency family who have been missing for more than a month.
The family was featured on Nancy Grace’s program on Headline News earlier this week.
Teddy Littlelight, his wife Juliette and their 3 month old son Wyatt were last seen on December 23rd in Crow Agency.
BIA officials say that they have alerted the National center of Missing and Exploited Children, as well as Indian Reservations across the country.   
Anyone with information regarding the Littlelights is asked to contact the BIA at (406) 638-2631.
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(from January 24, 2009)
The Littlelight family has been missing since last month and authorities haven’t found a trace of them. But family and community members remain hopeful that they’ll find the family.
The Littlelight’s disappearance has really jolted this community, with a lot of people asking how three people can vanish without anyone seeing them. Even a month later, community members are continuing their own investigation efforts and say they wouldn’t wish this feeling on anyone.
For 31 days now, Crow Agency family and community members have gathered at a rented office space, the headquarters of their own investigation.
April Toineeta, Juliet’s aunt, continues to keep track of the progress — a map displays where the family’s pickup was found near Fort Smith.  Authorities have combed through the area by air and ground.
"It’s pretty hilly and mountainous, it’s pretty rugged," said Larry Tobacco with Crow Tribe Fish and Game.
People involved in the efforts say it’s been an emotional roller coaster.
"We haven’t stopped, I mean it’s from early in the morning to late in the evening and we have so many people that have come forward from the tribe," said Toineeta.
Toineeta said everyone considers Juliet like a daughter and that feeling is what drives her everyday.
"I won’t stop with her and her family with Teddy and baby Wyatt."
But as each day passes, a part of them fears the worst.
"I mean we’ve cried, but and then we have to pick ourselves up and keep looking and I think that’s the hard thing is those are our down points is when we realize it’s a month , but then we have to grab our strength," Toineeta said.
Teddy’s mother Latonna was the last person who saw him alive on December 23rd.
"They told me not to lose faith, so I’m hanging on," Latonna said.
They’ve also been caring for their 3-year-old grandson Teddy Junior everyday. They said looking at him reminds them not to give up.
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(From Jan. 21, 2009)
Federal and tribal authorities are still searching for a missing Crow Agency family last seen on December 23rd.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent in charge, Matthew Pryor, says for the last three days, authorities have focused their search on a 12 mile radius of where the Littlelight’s pickup was found on Grapevine Road near Fort Smith.
The BIA and FBI have brought in Fort Peck and Roosevelt County officers to assist in the investigation.
Authorities have done an aerial search of the area, and are using ATV’s for the ground search.
Pryor says they continue to move forward and are concerned about Teddy and Juliet Toineeta- Littlelight and three month old Wyatt.
If you have any information, call the BIA at 638-2631.
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If Anyone has information about the bodies found or the Little Light family PLEASE
come forward to the police and BIA or your local law enforcement.  This family
deserves some answers and a little boy is now without his father…
Prayers for the family and extended family and The Crow Tribe Nation.
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More articles and videos:
Story Published: May 11, 2009 at 7:02 PM MDT
Story Updated: May 12, 2009 at 12:25 AM MDT
Almost five months after a Montana family went missing, family members were notified early Monday morning that human remains have been found near Fort Smith in southeast Montana.
Representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are still on scene investigating and are not releasing more information.
Comment:
Why is it called "foul play" when "Indians" are found dead?  If this case and other bodies found there are Homicides the public wants to know!  Thank you to all the local News & TV stations who attempted to cover this tragic loss.  
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Thank you to ALL the LOCAL TV and news stations who reported on this case. 
Please leave comments at the site links where possible, because we want answers
for this family.  We can no longer hear and watch the suffering of those in "Indian
Country" without Justice and Accountability for those who are victims of crime.
Prayers also for the family of Jilleda Jay John, Navajo, whose UNSOLVED death anniversary
was this month/May… WHERE IS THE FBI REWARD POSTER for Jilleda Jay John?????
 
Katfirewoman
 
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