UPDATE: Native American trans activist found

Update: The Los Angeles Blade is reporting that Michelle has been found. Thank you to everyone who shared this message.


The Los Angeles Police Department has issued a missing persons alert for a trans activist who spoke in Reno in September.

According to reporting in the Los Angeles Blade, “Michelle Enfield a Two-Spirit transgender activist and HIV specialist” has been missing since that time.

Enfield was in Reno for a meeting with the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. She arrived in Reno September 11, spoke at the conference, but then could not attend the next day. She was apparently last heard from on September 18 from Reno, but has since vanished.

From the LA PD press release:

“Michelle Enfield, the missing person (MP), was last heard from on September 18, 2019 in Reno Nevada. She is described as a 48-year-old American Indian female with black hair, brown eyes, 5’6 tall, approximately 128 pounds.

“If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Michelle Enfield, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.”

This story will be updated as new information comes in.

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