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Pit River Tribe Offering $5,000 REWARD to Find Missing Man


FORT BIDWELL, CALIFORNIA – The Pit River Tribe is offering a $5,000 REWARD, on behalf of the McGarva family, to anybody who comes forward with information leading Dewey McGarva's whereabouts.

Dewey McGarva, 36, is a tribal citizen of the Pit River Tribe in the Hammawi Band. Most recent to his disappearance, he earned his living as a woodcutter in northern California near Ft. Bidwell.

McGarva has been missing since March 2. McGarva was last seen at 2:00 am on County Road 1, near Ft. Bidwell and Cedarville.

This remote area is close to where the states of California, Oregon and Nevada meet. There is a mountain range with desert terrain close by.

His brothers, Russell and Yogi McGarva, suspect foul play.

“He is our baby brother. We are a close family and he always talks to us. Since he went missing, there has been no word from him,” Yogi McGarva told the Native News Network late Friday night.

The following is a description of Dewey McGarva:

Height 5'11"

Weight 175 pounds

Hair Black

Eyes Brown

Tattoos: Feather on his right arm; buffalo skull on left arm; the words Pit River on his back and the name Marci on his chest.

A second ground search for McGarva is taking place in Fort Bidwell Sunday April 1. If you live near Fort Bidwell and are interested in assisting in the search, please meet at the Fort Bidwell Park at 8:00 am. Bring your horse, ATV, dog or anything that can help. Any questions please contact Geri McGarva, 530.708.0361.

If you have information about Dewey McGarva's whereabouts, please contact the Modoc Sherriff Department at 530.640.0413.


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