Augustine ï¿½Auggieï¿½ Floyd
18-year-old, Native American 5ï¿½10ï¿½ tall, 183 lbs
Drives a 1995 Cadillac DeVille with a trunk tied with a bungee cord
license plate AAN 4697
Left his Sutton Bay Home to meet a girl by the name of Kenda or Kendra whom he met on myspace and with whom he attended the T-Pain concert. He was last seen at a party after the concert.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police is asking the community to assist with any information regarding the whereabouts of Grand Traverse Band member Augustine (Augie) Floyd. Please contact the Tribal Police at their Tip Line number (989) 775-4775 or their dispatch number at (989) 775-4700.
Latest Press Releases
Case Shifts Focus From "Missing Person" to "Homicide",
The investigation into the disappearance of Auggie Floyd appears to have turned the corner from a missing person case to a homicide investigation, according to a recently published story
by local newspaper the Morning Sun.
Augustine Floyd Missing Person Case Update
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, with the assistance of a county wide task force, is still actively investigating the disappearance of Augustine Floyd as of 8-26-08. We have received various tips from people and we are still in the process of investigating those leads. Interviews are being completed every week in reference to these new tips received. Augustine Floyd and his vehicle have not been located as of this date and the case remains open, under investigation. There have been no arrests made as of this date in this case. We are requesting that anyone with information relating to this case call the Tribal Police Department at (989) 775-4700 or the anonymous tip line at (989) 775-4775.
Six Week Search For Missing Tribal Youth Continues
By Joe Sowmick, Staff Writer
Leads are being followed, interviews continue and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police are looking for any evidence to come forward to assist locating 18 year old Grand Traverse Tribal member Augustine ï¿½Auggieï¿½ Floyd.
As the missing persons case enters into its sixth week, multi-jurisdictional assistance has been offered through Leelanau County Sheriff Department, Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police, Michigan Indian Law Officers (MILO), Michigan State Police Crime Lab and the Isabella County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The case has garnered federal attention with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) representatives lending their expertise. BIA Criminal Investigator Levi Carrick is the special agent assigned to the effort and has been working with lead Tribal Police Criminal Investigators Phil Mata and Jason VanConant.
ï¿½We have done follow up on leads and have conducted 84 interviews in the process,ï¿½ said Investigator Mata. ï¿½We are now in the process of cross referencing this wealth of information and identifying those people of interest. ï¿½
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Lt. Harry Norman coordinated the 24 hour Incident Command (IC) post from Tribal Police headquarters from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28. Lt. Norman made it clear there is a difference between persons of interest and suspects.
ï¿½A person of interest can be someone who knows something that they have not told us, and all our police work points to several people who fit that category where their story and recollection of events has changed,ï¿½ Lt. Norman explains. ï¿½A suspect is an identified person where evidence based information may lead to a warrant for their arrest. ï¿½
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Captain Dave Crockett confirmed that there are no suspects or warrants that have been issued in the case.
ï¿½We are shaking the tree and we know there are people who may not be telling the full story,ï¿½ Captain Crockett said. ï¿½With the federal involvement in this missing person case and the high profile nature of it, it escapes me why some people would risk a federal obstruction of justice charge against them for misleading or withholding information. ï¿½
The Floyd disappearance is now listed on the Fox network TV show ï¿½Americaï¿½s Most Wanted with John Walshï¿½ and information on the case can be viewed at www.amw.com. Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to contact the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police at (989) 775-4700 or the Leelanau County Sheriffï¿½s Department at (231) 256-6911.
Anonymous tips can be left on the Tribal Police Tip Line at (989) 775-4775 or with ï¿½Americaï¿½s Most Wantedï¿½ at 1-800-CRIMETV.
Massive Search Effort Continues For Tribal Youth
By Joe Sowmick, Staff Writer
On Oct. 27, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police received assistance from the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police, Leelanau County Sheriff Department, and the Isabella County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to conduct an organized search of parts of Isabella County for 18 year old Augustine ï¿½Auggieï¿½ Floyd. Floyd is a Grand Traverse Tribal member who has been missing since October 13.
The multidepartmental effort also includes representation from Michigan Indian Law Officers (MILO), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Saturday search effort brought together over 120 volunteers across Michigan who gathered at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department early this morning. Volunteers from the following cities were in attendance: Acme, Alma, Ashley, Bancroft, Battle Creek, Berkley, Big Rapids, Charlotte, Detroit, Dorr, Dowagiac, Durand, Gowan, Grand Rapids, Holton, Howard City, Howell, Kentwood, Lake Orion, Lakeview, Lennon, Metamora, Midland, Morrice, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Novi, Owosso, Oxford, Peshawbetown, Pierson, Redford Township, Reed City, Rockford, Rodney, Sand Lake, Shepherd, Sheridan, Six Lakes, St. Clair Shores, St. Louis, Stanton, Suttons Bay, Swartz Creek, Traverse City, Twin Lake and Whitehall.
Parts of northeast Isabella County were the subject of the search including areas near the corner of Chippewa and Beal City Roads. Over 50 Saginaw Chippewa Tribal members and Grand Traverse Band Tribal members joined with a community volunteer force to provide assistance in searching state land near Coleman and Love Roads.
ï¿½We appreciate all of the community support and on behalf of the Tribe, we are using all our resources possible to locate Augustine Floyd,ï¿½ Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Captain Dave Crockett informs. ï¿½We also appreciate the efforts of Isabella County Emergency Management Director Marc Griffis has done in mobilizing this effort. ï¿½
Crockett also commended his Tribal Police staff for the long hours they have done in the around the clock search.
Anyone who has information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to contact the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police at (989) 775-4700 or the Leelanau County Sheriffï¿½s Department at (231) 256-6911. Anonymous tips can be left on the Tribal Police Tip Line at (989) 775-4775.