Published July 21, 2019
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — The family of a tribal citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is appealing to the public for assistance to locate T.J. LookingHorse, 30, who has been missing since last Monday, July 15, 2019.
On that day, he was dropped off at the Greyhound bus station on D Street in Victorville, California, which is located 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
According to a Facebook post, he had a boarding pass to go back home to South Dakota, yet he was bumped off the bus (because of overbooking). On that same day, a lady let him borrow her cellphone and he called his mother Gladys Lookinghorse and his aunt Beatrice Lookinghorse, to let them know his situation.
Since then, the family has not heard from him. It is assumed, he no longer has a cellphone with him; nor does he have his ID care or funds. The family is concerned because of a traumatic brain injury from a few years ago makes it difficult to understand him.
He might well have left Victorville and could be anywhere in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, or Colorado trying to get home to South Dakota. He is bilingual, speaking Lakota and English.
The Police Dept. in Victorville has been notified and a missing person’s report filed with them. Thus, if you see him or learn of his movements, please immediately contact them at 760- 241-2911. There is a bus ticket waiting for him at the Greyhound Bus Station.
His parents’ phone number is 605-222-6842.
Name: T.J. LookingHorse
Race/Ethinicity: American Indian
Height: 6 Ft.
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Tattoos: “Family” written on left arm; TY behind left ear and various tattoos on chest, arms and legs