AIM Co-founder Dennis Banks is asking for anyone who might have information regarding the disappearance of his 31-year-old granddaughter Rose Downwind.
Downwind, the mother of five children was reportedly last seen at the Target store in Bemidji, Minnesota on October 19, 2015. On Monday morning, family members saw Downwind drop her children off at school. When Downwind's sister went that same day to pick up her own children, she was not at home.
Dennis Banks told ICTMN he was worried. "I just want her to let us know if she is ok."
He also said he felt powerless in the situation. "Right now I can't help her," he said.
Banks also said, though no one knows what happened he is worried because of an unhappy breakup with her boyfriend. "I have no idea what happened. She has been separated from her boyfriend for six weeks. It ended in kind of a violent way where he picked her up and threw her down on an iron fence. Then she said she would never go back to him again," said Banks.
"She told her boyfriend, 'don't worry, you will never have to see me again.'"
Banks also released a statement to Native News Online:
I am seeking assistance in a search to find my granddaughter, Rose Downwind, 31, of Redby, Minnesota.
She was last seen at a Target Store in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Rose is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 120 lbs. and has a light brown clear complexion.
BESIDES THE USUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, I AM CALLING ON THE REGIONAL MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT TO ASSIST BY GOING DOOR TO DOOR ASKING IF ANYONE HAS SEEN HER OR KNOWS OF HER WHEREABOUTS. I AM ALSO SEEKING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE INTERNET, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, OR TEXT TO HELP LOCATE HER.
My daughter, Darla Banks, the mother of Rose, is distraught and very fearful of foul play. She is anxious to locate her as soon as possible. Rose is the mother of five children.
Banks is asking anyone with information regarding Rose Downwind’s disappearance to please call the following numbers: The Rose Downwind Hot Line at 763-242-4242, Darla Banks at 763-354-9434 or Carol Collins at 616-204-3624.
If you would like to Donate to the family who has been exhausting great amounts of money in the search for Rose - please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/FindRoseDownwind