The search for a missing family continues this week with ground searches.
Teddy and Juliet Little Light and their infant son, Wyatt, have not been heard from since Dec. 23.
Their pickup truck was found Jan. 5 in an area northeast of Bighorn Lake, and searchers are concentrating on that area, said Matthew Pryor, special agent in charge of Bureau of Indians Affairs Office of Justice Services. Investigators also continue to track down leads provided by the public.
The Fort Peck Tribal Police Department sent four officers and staff from Roosevelt County to assist in the search, Pryor said. The BIA and FBI are leading the investigation with assistance from Big Horn County Sheriff's Office and the Crow Indian Tribe.
The expanded ground searches started last weekend. Searchers have worked from where the pickup was found, near Fort Smith on Grapevine Road, and moved toward the lake.
Officials encourage anyone with information about the missing Little Light family to contact law enforcement officials.
Teddy Little Light, 30, is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and 180 pounds with brown eyes and a small amount of facial hair. He has dark brown hair that is cut short. Juliet Toineeta Little Light, 25, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 120 pounds, with light brown hair and brown eyes. She has pierced ears.
Wyatt Little Light was born Oct. 1. He is described as about 24 inches and around 15 pounds.
Law enforcement will accept anonymous tips. The Big Horn County Sheriff's office can be reached at 665-9780. Crow Agency police can be reached at 638-2631 or 1-866-540-7206. The FBI can be contacted at 248-8487. Or call your local law enforcement agency.