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‘Dog’ the Bounty Hunter offers $10,000 reward for missing Redby woman

BEMIDJI — Reality television personality Duane “Dog” Chapman has offered a $10,000 reward in the case of a missing Redby woman.

Rose Downwind, 31, was last seen in Bemidji Oct. 21. Downwind was last seen by an ex-boyfriend leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue in southeast Bemidji, according to Bemidji Police. Downwind was last seen wearing a blue sweater and black pants and may have gotten into a blue vehicle, however, the make and model are unknown, police say.

She also was seen at a Bemidji department store Oct. 19, police said.

Family and friends held a candlelight vigil for Downwind Thursday evening on Stoner Avenue.

Downwind is the granddaughter of Dennis Banks, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe elder and co-founder of the American Indian Movement.

He has had several talks with Chapman in regard to Downwind’s disappearance, according to a release Friday from the family. Banks said Chapman offered to put up $10,000 of his own money for any information leading to Downwind's location and safe return. People can email and people can choose to provide their contact information or remain anonymous.

“Rose's family is grateful for Dog's kindness and generosity on the donation and are ever so thankful for his offer to help with locating their daughter. The family sincerely appreciates everyone who has gave of their time supporting them in finding Rose,” the release said.

A Facebook page has been created — Help Find Rose Downwind, and the family asked that anyone with information about the case also contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.

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