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Family asking for help in search for missing Hardin girl

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:36:35-05

The family of a missing Hardin girl is asking for information to help in the search.

Selena Not Afraid, 16, has been missing since New Year's Day.

Not Afraid reportedly wandered off from a broken down vehicle at a rest area between Billings and Hardin.

The family believes that Not Afraid has moved from the area and says the search also includes South Dakota and Wyoming

Big Horn County Sheriff Pete Big Hair said detectives are looking into leads, after re-interviewing witnesses.

Family and friends have set up a command center once again at the rest area, where Selena was last seen.

More than 100 helped search on Thursday and Friday , and about 50 on Sunday.

Crow Tribal Search & Rescue and the Northern Cheyenne Search & Rescue came out Sunday, according to the Big Horn County Sheriff's office and the family.

The Sheriff said the search has moved from the rest area.

On Saturday, a group searched and did not find any clues along Indian Creek Frontage Road, which runs parallel to Interstate 90 between Pryor Creek Road and Arrow Creek Road, about 10 miles west of the rest area.

Not Afraid was at a New Year's Eve Party on Miles Avenue in Billings and that is where the ride back to Hardin started.

The family is hoping some one saw something and has ideas of what may have happened.

"How do you piece stories from six, seven, eight people that have changed two, three times?," Cheryl Horn, Not Afraid's aunt asked. "Just keeping Selena's name, picture, poster, this picture of the rest area in case somebody drive by and remember things. We're still searching. We're still actively positive she's alive and we still believe she was removed from here. Some how she did leave the rest area and at some point she was picked up again. That's what we believe."

Big Hair said when the family first arrived at the rest area on Wednesday, it saw an old green station wagon, which drove away, with Wyoming license plates.

He said Big Horn County Sheriff's investigators have contacted authorities in Sheridan to check on the car.