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Fort Belknap woman missing

Posted at 10:50 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 12:50:35-04

FORT BELKNAP — Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old woman from the Fort Belknap Reservation who was last seen in North Dakota according to the Montana Department of Justice Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

Davalena Buckman Kelly is an 18-year-old Native American female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 130 pounds. She was last seen on Monday in Beach, North Dakota.

Fort Belknap originally posted on social media a facebook post from Kelly's sister that explained that Kelly is mentally disabled and has an IQ of an eight or nine year old. Her sister went on to say that she suspected Davalena to be heading to Chicago with an unknown man, and she left their home early Monday morning and did not come back.
Her phone was pinged in Beach, ND Monday afternoon, and a Flying J cashier recognized her, but her location has since been disabled.

On Tuesday, the Fort Belknap facebook page was updated with a picture of the man last seen with Kelly.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Belknap Law Enforcement at 406.353.2933, The Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 406.444.1526, or the Blaine County Sheriff's Office at 406.357.3260.