Yurok Investigator

Left, Yurok Prosecutor Rosemary Deck, MMIP Investigator Julia Oliveira, Yurok Tribal Police Chief Greg O’Rourke and Yurok Tribal Police Lieutenant Jacob Morris

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The Yurok Tribe recently hired an accomplished law enforcement professional to investigate existing and new cases involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) in California’s North Coast region.

MMIP Investigator Julia Oliveira brings to the new position 25 years of relevant experience. The Wyandotte Tribe citizen spent two decades with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), where she occupied a wide variety of positions, ranging from patrol deputy to school resource officer. During her career, she conducted missing persons and child sexual abuse investigations. Oliveira continues to serve on HCSO’s Crisis Intervention Team and is its longest serving member. For the last four years, Oliveira led the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Police Department. She also occupies a leadership position within the United States Office of Violence Against Women’s Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.


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