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Week three: Where is Rose? Family of missing Redby woman plan to search north of Bemidji this week


BEMIDJI -- The family of a missing Redby, Minn., woman plans to conduct a ground search, possibly this week, once an area of interest is more clearly defined.

Rose Downwind, 31, was last seen on Stoner Avenue in Bemidji three weeks ago, on Oct. 21, and the Bemidji Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension believes foul play was involved. Downwind is described as an American Indian woman, 5 feet 4 inches and 115 pounds with long, straight dark hair. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater and black pants leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue in southeast Bemidji.

The investigation has since focused north of Bemidji to include Lake Bemidji State Park and Buena Vista State Forest.

Dwa Weston, family spokesperson and Downwind's cousin, said a family search was held Sunday, which involved going to Bemidji State Park and speaking with the rangers. The search was led by Downwind's grandfather and American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks.


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