Updated May 24, 2016: The search for Tevin Tyon has ended. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety has reported on May 24, 2016 that Tevin Tyon and his two friends, Tyrell Wilson and Juan Lamont, were located deceased due to single car accident.
Tevin Tyon is a South Dakota National Guard Soldier who went missing from Pine Ridge, South Dakota around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016. John Yellow Bird Steele, the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, released a proclamation of a state of emergency on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for three missing persons which includes Tevin Tyon. The state of emergency is to call upon all Tribal programs and organizations with resources that would be helpful in the search for the three missing persons. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation covers roughly 3.1 million acres. Tevin Tyon along with two other tribal members; Juan LaMont, 24 and Tyrell Wilson, 23, were last seen in a silver in color 2006 Buick Lacrosse with South Dakota license plate F2893. They were last seen leaving the home of Juan LaMont in Pine Ridge. The three men told a friend that they were “going to go for a cruise and go to the country“. Shortly after leaving, Juan LaMont’s wife sent him a text message saying “be careful“. Juan LaMont replied with “I’ll try“. As family and friends grew concerned for their safety, calls to the cell phones of the three men went unanswered. Tevin Tyon and his friends were reported missing on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Tevin Tyon is 21 years old as of the date he went missing in May 2016. Tevin Tyon is described as a Native American standing 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 170 to 180 pounds. Tevin Tyon has black hair worn in a short military-style haircut and brown eyes.
Also missing are:
Tyrell Wilson is 23 years old as of the date he went missing in May 2016. Tyrell Wilson is described as a Native American standing 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 170 to 180 pounds. Tyrell Wilson has short brown hair and brown eyes.
Juan LaMont is 24 years old as of the date he went missing in May 2016. Juan LaMont is described a Native American standing 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 230 to 240 pounds. Juan LaMont has short brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Tevin Tyon, Tyrell Wilson, and Juan LaMont, contact the Pine Ridge Police Department at 605-867-5111 or the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6113.
Footage of Tevin Tyon and his friends leaving the home in Pine Ridge. They have not been seen since.