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Aubrey Dameron


At around 3:30 am on March 9, 2019, 25-year-old Aubrey Dameron left her mother’s house near Grove, Oklahoma. She told her family that she was going to meet someone. Aubrey hasn’t been seen since.


This is a case full of confusing leads. Allegations that Aubrey was kidnapped and being held for ransom, an alleged murder confession, and evidence that, in my opinion, needs another look.


For years, Aubrey’s family has searched high and low, but no sign of her has been found. They are desperate for answers.


If you listen to my other podcast, Disappearances, you know that I’ve discussed Aubrey’s case before. I did a joint episode discussing Aubrey and the disappearance of Anthonette Cayedito with a heavy focus on the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous people. It is a very informative episode that is very close to my heart. So, if you’re looking for more information on this epidemic, I absolutely recommend listening to that.


We worked on that episode back in 2021, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these cases, and since then, there have been some updates in Aubrey’s case. So, I thought I would try to bring Aubrey back into the spotlight and draw even more attention to her case with a full-length episode on just Aubrey.


Aubrey is 5 foot 9 with brown hair and eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she weighed approximately 130 lbs and was wearing a black leather jacket, black top, black skirt, black knitted hose, and black boots. She has a triquetra symbol tattoo on her back and another tattoo reading "Shorty" (her nickname) on her upper left arm.


Anyone with information about Aubrey’s case is asked to call the FBI at (918) 664-3300 or the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service at (918) 207-3800.




Aubrey Dameron Missing
Aubrey Dameron Missing Voices for Justice Podcast

Sources:

  1. Boston, Stacie. “Search for Cherokee Nation citizen Aubrey Dameron continues 2 years later.” Cherokee Phoenix, 13 Sept. 2021, https://www.cherokeephoenix.org/news/search-for-cherokee-nation-citizen-aubrey-dameron-continues-2-years-later/article_e9d6a74c-14b7-11ec-aba8-93f2ad79b059.html

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