No Arrests Made In Lufkins' Case

No Arrests Made In Lufkins' Case

There are 25 comments on the KSFY story from Dec 5, 2009, titled No Arrests Made In Lufkins' Case. In it, KSFY reports that:

The South Dakota attorney general's office says autopsy results regarding the death of Michelle Lufkins are expected late next week and there are still no arrests in the case.

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Anything goes

Wessington Springs, SD

#1 Dec 11, 2009
STILL no answers... This is an injustice. You are denying us the right to be informed, for our own good. Unbelievable. The autopsy was done OVER a week ago.They don't need to give us all details of the investigation, just what we, as a community, should know.
Sioux Falls SD

Cambridge, MN

#2 Dec 15, 2009
It bothers us to hear about something as tragic as the death of a woman in your area, and still there is no news as to what has happened. The community, and state, want to understand how this case is going and that justice is being served.
Anything goes

Wessington Springs, SD

#3 Dec 15, 2009
I honestly believe that the governor should be informed of this. I will tell you from experience, this is how it goes around this place. They are more concerned with preserving the integrity of the towns reputation,and to keep native happenings under wraps,that they are VERY unwilling to give any information to the non indian community. To make them look bad. As soon as something is reported, they scream native profiling. We pay the salaries of these people. We want answers. There is so much that goes unreported to the public here... I am certain we are sitting on a time bomb. You cannot fix what is wrong in a community if it is covered up and sugar coated.
a friend

Watertown, SD

#4 Dec 15, 2009
patience...it would im sure ease the minds of many to have a better understanding of this whole tragedy, but the most important thing right now is to use the information they have gained to gain a suspect, dont you think? to anything goes- the public already knows what it needs to...that things like this can happen anywhere, stay safe with your families and let the police do their jobs. i would love to know what happend to her she was a great teacher and somone i called a friend as well. patience.
outsidelookingin

Sioux Falls, SD

#5 Dec 15, 2009
OUTRAGOUS! still no answers. Anywhere else around this area would have had multipul updates, keeping the public informed instead of brushing it under the rug as it ALWAYS does in this community. Someone was MURDERED and we are not to worry. I've heard so many things that are so outragous happen in this town that we hear little to nothing aboutafter the fact and we are just supposed to forget it. Where is the justice? Someone needs to pay, he or she will have to face God one day and i believe that will be the only time they will have to face what they have done for their crime.
1 John 1:9-10
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
I pray justice is served and they find peace with the Lord, and that Michelle is in a better place seated at the right hand of the Father. Amen
Anything goes

Wessington Springs, SD

#6 Dec 17, 2009
a friend wrote:
patience...it would im sure ease the minds of many to have a better understanding of this whole tragedy, but the most important thing right now is to use the information they have gained to gain a suspect, dont you think? to anything goes- the public already knows what it needs to...that things like this can happen anywhere, stay safe with your families and let the police do their jobs. i would love to know what happend to her she was a great teacher and somone i called a friend as well. patience.
I am sorry, but I strongly disagree. We were FIRST told, that an autopsy would be performed and the results by the end of that week... then it was the results by the beginning of the next week, then...the end of the week. Patience has nothing to do with it. We have not asked for details, just for answers... Anyone capable of murder is a threat to society. Maybe they could USE the public's help. I feel that because of the quiet nature of this case, they are definitely hiding something. Something that may cause racial tension, perhaps? There has to be some reason behind this murder that has hushed, as if they are waiting for people to forget... This is sick. I still have to laugh at the only calming words were that they did not feel the public was in immanent danger because they BELIEVED it was an isolated incident, and the postal carrier that said we are such a close knit community that she really didn't feel we were in any danger. it's as if this place has been desensitized.I mean seriously... You have had people being dismembered and disposed of in a garbage disposals that go unannounced, murderers that were held in the old county jail that FILED their way out, and a armed robbery that ended in an assault in broad day light, at a business in the center of town that took close to a year to apprehend the suspect because he was held up on tribal land and they could not go and get him from the housing. Because of the law protecting them on their own land. If this was my mother that had been severely hurt in this robbery.. I can guarantee you, I would get the suspect myself and drag him across the LINE, so that justice could be served.that does not even touch the numerous stabbings and rapes that are just reported like a traffic violation in the papers. it's all a whose who thing here. the city wants no negative publicity, and the tribe wants nothing reported that has anything to do with them, unless they report it. Dysfunction Junction...
Sioux me

Highmore, SD

#7 Dec 20, 2009
Quit your complaining about the natives, this is the same service that is given them in any circumstance when it comes to disregard of issues this is the type of action they recieve in every aspect of life. Their lack of civil rights is appalling, thier dignity in most circumstances is compromised unbelieveably. This is an investigation with several jurisdictional processes, give the authorities a year or so then the Tribal Police and BIA and the FBI and State Police will eventually reach a conclusion to publicly make a statement on, informative or not. I believe if it was a danger to the public they would enter the rez guns blazing give it a rest more than likely it a white person who is involved and dumped on tribal land, better yet maybe she fell and bumped her head on tribal land, at any rate hold off on the lynch mob. PEACE
Anything goes

Wessington Springs, SD

#8 Dec 22, 2009
Sioux me wrote:
Quit your complaining about the natives, this is the same service that is given them in any circumstance when it comes to disregard of issues this is the type of action they recieve in every aspect of life. Their lack of civil rights is appalling, thier dignity in most circumstances is compromised unbelieveably. This is an investigation with several jurisdictional processes, give the authorities a year or so then the Tribal Police and BIA and the FBI and State Police will eventually reach a conclusion to publicly make a statement on, informative or not. I believe if it was a danger to the public they would enter the rez guns blazing give it a rest more than likely it a white person who is involved and dumped on tribal land, better yet maybe she fell and bumped her head on tribal land, at any rate hold off on the lynch mob. PEACE
That is an extremely interesting take on things. Give it a year or so? What???? Because all these jurisdictions work against each other, because NO one conclusion is ever good enough. because we are segregated, and that's the way the natives want it. This is insane. Watch it end up that this person is held up on Indian land and they cannot get to him until he crosses the line. I smell a fish.
town with name

Providence Forge, VA

#9 Dec 31, 2009
Did you guys every thing, it could be that we have two police departments that not capable of actually handing a murder case. Sisseton does have murders cases everyday that we have a special unit that takes care of this. When one does happen they are just as shocked as the rest of the community. They are unsure themselves of how to handle this or that. What to look for or what to watch out for. Yeah they can handle a dwi case but that is a daily thing for sisseton. Murder is a whole new area and I feel they are not capable of handling this case themselves. Thus, you get the FBI involved so our own departments need to work with them on the case. They have to confirm with them about what they can tell the pubic and what they can not tell the public. So to play it safe they say nothing. I have actually seen our own departments destroy evidence because they was not trained right on cases like this.
sisseton resedent

Wessington Springs, SD

#10 Jan 2, 2010
i dont think they will tell the folks of sisseton what really happend she was a non native so they keeping it on a down low if this was a native they would have had it all over the news and so fourth im a non native also and i dont think the new sheriff even went to law school he dont even have a law degree in criminal justice so i dont think he knows how to handle a case like this or any case for that matter working at the weight station for 20 years or so dont mean he knows any thing about the law all they seem to do is pick on the natives but thats a diffrent topic ? it was on the news but after the autopsy now they keeping in on a down low i should say.
been there

Wessington Springs, SD

#11 Jan 3, 2010
to non native. . the DCI is handling the case, if the deceased were native american, then you would hear nothing about it, sounds like you have something against the sheriff, also sounds like you may be lacking in a basic grade school degree...
come here

Wessington Springs, SD

#12 Jan 3, 2010
hey been there why dont u come move to this town and see for ya self how run down it really is and dont try to start a conflict sisseton resedent is just making a point and a good point i should say if not stay in faulkton sd and dont come on here and try to start a conflict the sheriff here like everyone knows dont have any law back ground so yeah a micky mouse sheriff we got for roberts country.
come here

Wessington Springs, SD

#13 Jan 3, 2010
glad i moved when i had the chance been gone for 15teen years but i got right to say what i want since im from sisseton?
Sioux me

Wessington Springs, SD

#14 Jan 6, 2010
Well the DCI finally gave the report and she passed because of drugs overdose, the Indians didnt kill her and all you white folks can now sleep peacefully at night. Racism and fear alive and well in roberts county.
rd - ohio

Wheeling, WV

#15 Jan 6, 2010
I don't believe that Michelle would overdose on allergy medication
She was a very intelligent girl and there is no way she would od on allergy meds
been there

Wessington Springs, SD

#16 Jan 25, 2010
strange days indeed. .
someone

Sioux Falls, SD

#17 Jul 5, 2010
the ppl she was with set her up.. i guess she was seeing someone else after her husband died which was three months earlier and the ppl she was associating with drugged her up so bad she died so they dropped her body behind the high school.
Community Concern

Moorhead, MN

#18 Jul 6, 2010
I really hate to bring this up, but does this victim happen to be related to AJ Lufkins that has been missing from Sisseton?
I can't believe what is happening to our community and the communities around us.. It is very very sad, and I can not imagine what the families of these victims have been through and are still going through.. We really need to start bonding together as a community to protect each other, and get rid of all the violence and drugs.. I have second thoughts about even starting my family in this area anymore, and it is the area I have always seen myself living in forever..until now.
Anything Goes

Sisseton, SD

#19 Jul 6, 2010
Community Concern wrote:
I really hate to bring this up, but does this victim happen to be related to AJ Lufkins that has been missing from Sisseton?
I can't believe what is happening to our community and the communities around us.. It is very very sad, and I can not imagine what the families of these victims have been through and are still going through.. We really need to start bonding together as a community to protect each other, and get rid of all the violence and drugs.. I have second thoughts about even starting my family in this area anymore, and it is the area I have always seen myself living in forever..until now.
Uhhhuh.. But they still can't figure it all out.Go figure.. it's Sisseton. Everyone knows that it wasn't a self inflicted overdose. I believe The women that passed, was the wife of the young man' uncle, who also died of a heart attack at 39(???)three months before she was found dead in the tree belt by the high school. So his Aunt I guess you would say. She was white. The rest are native.
seeingitevryday

Rosalie, NE

#20 Jul 6, 2010
as i have been working on the inside, they are doing NOTHING! absolutely not one thing!
a friend wrote:
patience...it would im sure ease the minds of many to have a better understanding of this whole tragedy, but the most important thing right now is to use the information they have gained to gain a suspect, dont you think? to anything goes- the public already knows what it needs to...that things like this can happen anywhere, stay safe with your families and let the police do their jobs. i would love to know what happend to her she was a great teacher and somone i called a friend as well. patience.

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