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Funeral Held for Turtle Mountain Woman Found Dead in Storage Unit

 

Message on Missy's daughter Brittani Hetland 's car. Native News Online photograph by Darren Thompson

BELCOURT, N. D. - Melissa "Missy" Poitra, the 38-year-old woman found dead in a storage unit in Durham, North Carolina, was laid to rest today by her family in North Dakota.

At her funeral Monday, nearly three dozen friends and family filled Saint Anthony's Catholic Church on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota and remembered a family member filled with happiness and love. Missy Poitra was recently given the name Mikanak Ikway, Turtle woman in Ojibwe, after her daughter Brittani Hetland traveled to North Carolina to pick up her mother's cremated remains from National Cremation Service in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"I'll always remember her laugh," said Jessica Poitra of her sister Missy to Native News Online. "She had a contagious laugh and was always joking and laughing."

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