Family and friends of Wahbinmigisi "Pennie" Roberston are asking for any tips on the whereabouts of the 31-year-old woman last seen by her boyfriend Friday, May 24, on Mahnomen Road in Cloquet wearing a white sweater, jeans and brown work boots.
Robertson is originally from Hinckley and was living on the Fond du Lac Reservation with her boyfriend before she went missing.
She wears prescription glasses and has a tattoo in red ink on her right forearm that says "savage." She also has a tattoo below a neck scar on her left collarbone that says "Jeremy."
Robertson's mother, Lauren Matrious, filed a missing person report Tuesday, May 28, with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and held a search with family and friends Wednesday, May 29, in the Cloquet and Fond Du Lac Reservation areas before heading to Duluth for a search that went into the early hours of the morning.
Matrious doesn't yet know when the next search will be held. They are waiting for more family members to arrive from as far as Michigan and South Dakota to help. Still, she wants local police agencies to do more to help find missing Indigenous women, like her daughter.
"This is an epidemic within our people," Matrious said. "If it was a young white woman, there would have been helicopters, hundreds of people. But this is a young Native woman."
Anyone with tips on Robertson's whereabouts should contact the police.
"We believe she may be in the Duluth area," Matrious said. "She had several friends (in Duluth), so we're in the Duluth area right now."