Delema Lou Sits Poor

Delema, circa 1974

  • Missing Since 02/01/1974
  • Missing From Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/21/1961 (57)
  • Age 12 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Delema is of Oglala Sioux descent. Her nickname is Babe.

Details of Disappearance

Delema disappeared from Pine Ridge, South Dakota sometime in February 1974. She was walking a back road from Oglala to Manderson, near the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Temperatures were below zero at the time. She never arrived at her destination and has never been heard from again.

Authorities believe Delema is deceased, but her body has never been found and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Pine Ridge Police Department 605-867-8127

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 20, 2018; casefile added.