Still missing: Native Woman, Emmilee Risling last seen in October

The search for Emmilee Risling, a 32-year-old Native American woman continues weeks after her disappearance in Humboldt County. Risling is a member of the Hoopa valley tribe and has been missing since Oct. 14.

Risling is described as:
• Height: 5′ 3″ (63 Inches)
• Weight: 140 lbs
• Hair: Short Brown
• Eye Color: Brown

According to Yurok Police Lieutenant Jacob Morris, Risling was last seen on the Yurok reservation. Morris stated that search efforts were carried out on four different occasions on backroads, logging roads and on nearby rivers.

“Active search efforts are winding down, but we are still going to chase down leads and tips as they come in,” Morris said.

The search has been an intertribal and interagency effort between the Yurok Tribal Police Department, the Yurok Office of Emergency Services and Information Services, the Hoopa Tribal Council, Hoopa Tribal Police and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Both the Hoopa and Yurok tribal police departments continue to look into tips. There is currently a $20,000 reward for any information leading to her safe return. If community members have any information, they are encouraged to contact the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police dispatch number at (530) 625-4202.

El Leñador reached out to Rislings mother and other Hoopa Tribal members but no comments were received.

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