Strong’s family brings awareness to murdered Native people

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Friday marked two years to the day that Rosenda Sophia Strong left her sister’s home in Toppenish never to be seen alive again. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports in those two years, Cissy Strong Reyes has been her sister’s voice, sharing her story in local, national and international media and at public events as she pleaded for information. Strong’s remains were found in an abandoned freezer just outside the city on July 4, 2019. Her death has been classified as a homicide and the FBI is investigating. Reyes, other family and friends have sought justice for Strong and the countless other missing and murdered Native women, girls, men and boys on and beyond the Yakama Reservation.