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SD ANDREW LUFKINS: Missing from Sisseton, SD - 7 April 2010 - Age 23

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/9404/14/

    NamUs MP # 9404
    Andrew Lufkins
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    Roberts County, South Dakota
    23 year old native american male

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 9404

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Andrew
    Middle name Jon
    Last name Lufkins
    Nickname/Alias A.J.
    Date last seen April 07, 2010 15:50
    Date entered 02/02/2011
    Age last seen 23 to 23 years old
    Age now 31 years old
    Race Native American
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 73.0
    Weight (pounds) 160.0

    Circumstances
    City Sisseton
    State South Dakota
    Zip code
    County Roberts

    Physical
    Hair color Black
    Head hair

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Tattoos
    Tattoo left hand

    Clothing
    Black South Pole sweatshirt, dark colored jersey with light blue accent color, tan pants.
    Footwear
    White K-Swiss tennis shoes
    Jewelry
    N/A
    Eyewear
    N/A
    Accessories
    N/A

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered

    Investigating Agency
    Title Special Agent
    First name Dave
    Last name Lunzman
    Phone 605-380-2603
    Website http://www.dci.sd.gov
    Case number 10001655
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction State
    Agency SD DCI/Aberdeen Field Office
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Aberdeen
    State South Dakota
     
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    https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/m...n-to-the-2010-disappearance-of-a-sisseton-man


    Sisseton-Area Man Charged with Making False Statements in Relation to the 2010 Disappearance of a Sisseton Man
    U.S. Attorney’s OfficeApril 12, 2012
    • District of South Dakota(605) 330-4400

    U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sisseton-area man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for making false statements in relation to an investigation into the 2010 disappearance of a Sisseton man.

    Michael Todd Never Misses A Shot, age 38, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012 for making a false statement. The indictment alleges that he made false statements to an FBI agent regarding the disappearance of Andrew Jon (AJ) Lufkins, who was last seen in Sisseton in April 2010. Since that date, county, tribal, state, and federal law enforcement officials have been involved in a joint investigation to determine Lufkins’ whereabouts and whether he was the victim of foul play. The investigation remains open, and anyone with information should contact law enforcement.

    Never Misses A Shot appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on April 10, 2012. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Never Misses A Shot is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis R. Holmes is prosecuting the case. Never Misses A Shot was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not yet been set.

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    https://letsfindthem.wordpress.com/...st-seen-three-years-ago-at-a-bar-in-sisseton/

    AJ Lufkins Last Seen Three Years Ago At A Bar In Sisseton
    Photo of Andrew Lufkins taken Sept 9, 2009. Eight months prior to his disappearance.

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    Full Name: Andrew Jon Lufkins
    Birthdate: October 14, 1986
    Missing From: Sisseton, SD
    Missing Since: 04-07-2010
    Age Then: 23
    Age Now: 25 (will be 26 in April 2013)
    Race: Native American
    Sex: male
    Height: 6’1”
    Weight: 160 pounds
    Hair: black Eyes: Brown
    Other: Known for wearing hats and du-rags.

    Andrew Lufkins, known by many as “AJ”, was last seen on the night of April 7, 2010 outside the American Legion bar in Sisseton, South Dakota. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

    According to witnesses who were at the bar that night, Lufkins had gotten into a verbal/physical altercation with another man. Foul play is suspected.

    Andrew Lufkins is missed. Loved ones have a Facebook page In Loving Memory of Andrew “A.J” Lufkins. Although he hasn’t been located, many who know him presume he is no longer alive.
     
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    http://charleyproject.org/case/andrew-jon-lufkins

    Andrew Jon Lufkins
    • Missing Since04/07/2010
    • Missing FromSisseton, South Dakota
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Age23 years old
    • Height and Weight6'1, 160 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA black sweatshirt with South Pole logo on the front, a dark-colored jersey with light blue accents over the sweatshirt, tan pants and blue and white K-Swiss sneakers.
    • Medical ConditionsLufkins may have sustained serious injuries in a fight on the night of his disappearance.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsNative American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lufkins goes by his initials, A.J.

    Details of Disappearance
    Lufkins was last seen at the American Legion bar in Sisseton, South Dakota between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on April 7, 2010. Witnesses reported he got into a fight there with as many as three other men, and appeared to be seriously injured.

    He disappeared afterwards and has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    • Desoto County Sheriff's Department 662-429-1470
    Source Information
     
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    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-544630

    Missing Native American man, AJ Lufkins
    By Warriorkids | Posted January 25, 2011 | Sisseton, South Dakota

    Andrew J. "AJ" Lufkins went missing in Sisseton,

    South Dakota, located on the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation on April 7, 2010.

    AJ was last seen at the American Legion in Sisston, SD.

    If you have information about AJ, please call the Sisseton Wapeton Sioux Tribal Police Dept: 605-698-7661.
     
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    American Legion
    9 8th Ave E, Sisseton, SD 57262

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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/1022735/1/

    Ceremony marks anniversary of Lufkins disappearance

    Posted: Apr 07, 2011 10:16 PM EDT Updated: Apr 07, 2011 10:16 PM EDT
    By Brian Allen - email


    For the last year, we have been keeping track of the investigation into the disappearance of A-J Lufkins.

    Lufkins disappeared after a night of drinking at the American Legion bar in Sisseton.

    While no authorities will go on record to discuss the circumstances of his disappearance, several witnesses tell Action News that Lufkins got into a fight with as many as three other people before vanishing.

    Since that night, there has been no sign of A-J.

    On Thursday night in Agency Village, there was a community service to commemorate Lufkins life.

    At the community center in Agency Village, a community wide response to the most painful of circumstances...a family who doesn't know if one of their cherished loved ones is dead or not.

    "I didn't want it to be a memorial, cause we haven't found him yet. That's not the way I wanted it." For one year now. Sheila Lufkins has waited for some type of news, good or bad, about her son A-J. She has looked at pictures, unable to touch him and not knowing where he is. It has been a living hell. "I haven't found the answers yet so I still believe he might be out there."

    Community volunteers helped organize this celebration of A-J's life. No one here wants to say the word death. But A-J's grandfather, Carl Lufkins, believes his grandson...the young man who used to visit him everyday...is lying dead somewhere...and Carl just wants to bring him home and say good bye. "If I could just find his body, recover his body. Then I would have peace. But this way I have it on my mind day and night."

    The Lufkins family and many in this community firmly believe A-J is the victim of foul play and that someone knows where A-J is. Sheila Lufkins doesn't want to wait another year for that information.

    Unfortunately the last year has brought far too many questions and not enough answers for the Lufkins family and the Sisseton Wahpeton community. This gathering was held in the name of hope. That somehow, some way, there would be some development that would end the mystery surrounding A-J's disappearance. So far that hasn't happened but no one here is giving up hope.

    South Dakota's Division of Criminal Investigation continues working on this case with assistance from the FBI.

    We are going to continue following the story of A-J's disappearance as well.

    http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=14407333
     
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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/1022735/1/

    http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=14387093

    Search continues for A.J. Lufkins

    Posted: Apr 05, 2011 1:12 PM EDT Updated: Apr 05, 2011 1:12 PM EDT
    By Jamie Stubbe - email


    Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday that the Division of Criminal Investigation continues to search for Andrew Jon Lufkins of Sisseton, SD.

    Lufkins, 23, was reported missing a year ago on April 7, 2010.

    He was last seen near the Legion bar in Sisseton between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. Lufkins was believed to be on foot, wearing khaki pants, a dark colored sweatshirt with "South Pole" lettering on the front, a dark undershirt and a pair of blue and white shoes.

    The DCI has investigated many leads and conducted multiple searches in this case, and the family has also conducted volunteer searches to find Lufkins.

    The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding Lufkins is asked to contact the Roberts County Dispatch Center at 605-698-7667.
     
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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/1022735/1/

    http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12771360

    $10,000 reward offered in AJ Lufkins case

    Posted: Jul 07, 2010 11:46 PM EDT Updated: Jul 08, 2010 4:33 AM EDT
    By Katie Taube


    A reward is up to $10,000 for information leading to AJ Lufkins.

    The Sisseton man was last seen at the American Legion Hall in Sisseton nearly three months ago.

    Tonight his family expressed their frustration in figuring out where their son, grandson and friend is.

    "Not a day goes by I don't think about him," says Lufkins' grandfather Carl Lufkins.

    He was one of several family members announcing tonight the reward for information leading to his missing grandson is now up to $10,000.

    Tonight the family says more than anything, they want some answers.

    "How the investigation is going - anything. I haven't spoke to anybody for about a month now so I don't know how it's going," says AJ's mother Sheila.

    She says she first reported her son missing in April.

    But she says two weeks later she found out the case wasn't in the tribal police system.

    "I was really angry because I reported it, the city told me I had to report it with the tribe."

    Sheila says nothing was done.

    "Just that one day they searched when he first disappeared," says Carl Lufkins.

    The family says it's not like AJ to just take off with no clothes or possessions.

    And they're waiting for the information that will give them closure.

    His mom Sheila says, "We just want information to bring him home."

    Money for that $10,000 reward was collected from fundraisers, donations and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Secretary.

    If you have any information on what happened to AJ Lufkins, contact the Sisseton/Wahpeton Tribal Police.
     
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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/1022735/1/

    http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12685894

    FBI joins the search for A.J. Lufkins

    Posted: Jun 21, 2010 8:40 PM EDT Updated: Jun 21, 2010 8:40 PM EDT
    By Brian Allen


    The FBI is now joining the investigation into the disappearance of A.J. Lufkins of Sisseton, who was last seen in early April.

    The FBI'S Minneapolis office made that announcement on Monday night.

    An FBI spokesman tells Action News, their agency was asked to join the investigation by local authorities.

    Lufkins was last seen at Sisseton's American Legion post back on April 7th.
     
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    https://atg.sd.gov/OurOffice/Media/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=623

    AG Jackley Requests Public Assistance in Search for A.J. Lufkins


    PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Division of Criminal Investigation continues to search for Andrew Jon Lufkins of Sisseton, SD. Lufkins, 23, was last seen near the Legion bar in Sisseton between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. on April 7th, 2010. Lufkins was believed to be on foot, wearing khaki pants, a dark colored sweatshirt with “South Pole” lettering on the front, a dark undershirt and a pair of blue and white shoes. The Division of Criminal Investigation has investigated many leads and conducted multiple searches in this case, and the family has also conducted volunteer searches to find Lufkins. Anyone with information regarding Lufkins is asked to contact the Roberts County Dispatch Center at 605.698.7667.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 18, 2010
    CONTACT: Paige Wilbur, (605) 773-3215
     
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    http://broughttolight.com/2015/04/2...-lufkins-missing-persons-case-followed-up-on/

    Former State Investigator Asks: Why Wasn’t Promising Lead On AJ Lufkins Missing Persons Case Followed Up On?
    by Lee | Apr 22, 2015 | Season One Extras |

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    Former South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Black worked on the case of missing Native American AJ Lufkin, who vanished in 2010.

    But after Black was forced out of the department, a lead that came from two different sources that could have led to the discovery of Lufkins’ body and finally brought peace to his family wasn’t followed up on by the DCI, the state’s police agency controlled by Attorney General Marty Jackley.

    Listen to Mark Black explain the details in this short audio interview.
     
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    https://atg.sd.gov/OurOffice/Media/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=236

    Local Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Missing Sisseton Man

    PIERRE, S.D.- Local law enforcement is looking for information from the public regarding a missing Sisseton man. Andrew Jon Lufkins, 23, was last seen near the Legion bar in Sisseton between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. on April 7th, 2010. Lufkins was last seen on foot wearing khaki pants, a dark colored sweatshirt with South Pole lettering on the front, a dark undershirt and a pair of blue and white shoes. Anyone with information regarding Lufkins is asked to contact the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office or the Sisseton Police Department dispatch at 605-698-3932.
     
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