Valen Roy Hotomanie
Hotomanie, approximately 1995
Date and time person was reported missing : 11/15/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Wolf Point, Montana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/29/1972 (49)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray shirt, a blue jacket with his last name "HOTOMANIE" on the back, and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hotomanie was last seen in Wolf Point, Montana on November 15, 1995. Two men allegedly beat him and tossed him off a bridge into the Missouri River south of town. The suspects confessed a month later and were charged with aggravated assault, but then released.
Authorities are investigating Hotomanie's case as a homicide, but they stated they don't have enough evidence to convict anyone of murder until they find the body. Several searches of the Missouri River have turned up no sign of his remains.
Hotomanie is one of five children. He left behind an infant son. According to his mother, he drank heavily but rarely got into fights with anyone. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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