Bellingham woman no longer considered missing after she reportedly disappeared in Las Vegas

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Bellingham indigenous woman who reportedly disappeared during a trip to Las Vegas is no longer considered missing or in danger, Las Vegas investigators said.

Reatha May Finkbonner, a mother of two and a member of the Lummi Tribe, disappeared on Sept. 3.

Her family said she tried to contact her fiance and friends several times on Sept. 3 around 1:30 p.m. and then later around 5 p.m., but the calls were missed.

Her family said Finkbonner met a woman on a sidewalk outside the Bridger Inn Motel that day and had not been heard from since.

However, police determined that she is not in any danger after discussions with her family and friends and examining her past history.

Las Vegas police said that history included a Sept. 1 arrest in which she was released the next day. If convicted, she could serve substantial time in prison.

Finkbonner has a court date on Sept. 30.