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Proposed House bill named after missing transgender Native American

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 10:17:37-05

TULSA, Okla. — Aubrey Dameron has been missing since March of 2019.

Her aunt, Pam Smith, said Aubrey is a kindhearted person. “She’s always been the type that wanted to help people,” Smith said.

Dameron is transgender and Smith believes she met with foul play because of it.

“It’s a nightmare that you just don’t wake up from,” Smith said.

With no sign of Dameron and the hope she is still alive fading, a proposed house bill would keep Aubrey's name alive, and change the way missing adult cases are investigated.

House Bill 1790, known as the Aubrey Alert, would require "critically missing" adult cases to be investigated immediately.

READ MORE: Forgotten Faces: Where is Aubrey Dameron?

Okmulgee attorney and Muscogee (Creek) Nation member Brenda Golden helped author the bill.

“It pertains to anyone between the ages of 18 to 59 that goes missing under suspicious circumstances," Golden said. "Or somebody witnessed them being taken or something’s out of the ordinary."

The bill also provides special instructions for missing Native or indigenous persons.

“I think it would speak volumes, because Aubrey is Native American,” Smith said.

You can read the entire bill here Aubrey Alert House Bill 1790

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