Family, community filled with questions after teen’s death on Northern Cheyenne Reservation | Crime & Courts | billingsgazette.com – Castro was told of the discovery Friday night and said she believed it was her daughter that was found. She said she left the community building only once since then to make arrangements for her 6-year-old and 5-year-old children to be taken care of.
The line of cars, many of them Bureau of Indian Affairs patrol trucks that came east on Highway 212 and then turned into the parking lot in front of Muddy Hall, were traveling with a Chevrolet Suburban. Inside of it was a casket.
Castro cried out her daughter’s name at the sight of the casket. The back of the vehicle was opened to allow for the observance of some traditional Northern Cheyenne practices for the deceased, including song, Fisher said.
Eventually all who had sat with Castro, some throughout the night, surrounded her and Stops, hugging them, as tears flowed and a family mourned.