Red Lake family searching for missing woman
A woman from the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota has been missing since last Saturday.

Barbara Crystal (King) Ortiz, 29, gave birth to a girl on December 28, 2008. Her mother described her as a "vulnerable adult" who needs medication.

In other Red Lake news, a man was indicted in federal court on one count of maiming and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Prosecutors said Ronald Dean Oakgrove Sr., 42, tried to torture, maim and disfigure, and pour scalding water and food upon his alleged victim.

A second Red Lake man, Paul Robert Jones, 34, was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and three counts of first-degree burglary. He is accused of assaulting a victim with intent to commit murder with a knife and without just cause or an excuse.

In both cases, the victims were women.

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Missing Redby woman in need of medical attention (The Bemidji Pioneer 1/15)
Two Red Lake men indicted in federal court for alleged assaults (The Bemidji Pioneer 1/15)