Pepita Redhair's family had far more to deal with in March 2020, as the world began to grapple with the Coronavirus epidemic. The young lady suddenly vanished into thin air, with little information regarding where she went. 'Disappeared: Navajo Nightmare' is a documentary about the authorities and loved ones who went to investigate Pepita and the events surrounding her disappearance.
What Happened to Pepita Redhair?
Pepita Redhair's family grew up in Crownpoint, New Mexico, on the border of the Navajo Nation. She was described by loved ones as a bright young woman who enjoyed traveling and cooking, and she fantasized of becoming an engineer or teacher in early 2020.
Nicholas Kaye, Pepita's boyfriend, lived in the area, and the family didn't think much of it. But Anita began to worry when she didn't hear from her daughter on March 27, 2020. A man replied that he had sold him the phone. Soon after that, she reported her beloved daughter missing.
Is Pepita Redhair still alive?
Anita King claimed that the Albuquerque, New Mexico, police brushed her off. “She's free to travel. She's free to be missing, I was told.” Anita added that the authorities there asked her to talk to the Crownpoint police because she's from the region.
Anita was particularly dissatisfied with the Crownpoint Police Department's response, saying, "They did nothing. It happened in Albuquerque." I was told she is an adult, and we can't help you because she was out of Albuquerque."
Nicholas filed a missing person complaint on April 19, 2020. He claimed that Pepita had left, and the following day, a text from her said she was with another man. At the time, Nicholas assumed that it was Pepita who they had met on March 26. Anita stated that he had become violent with her daughter in the past.
Pepita's disappearance has sparked speculation about what might happen next, and the family continues to encourage her by organizing rallies. The case of Pepita also highlighted the need for missing Indigenous women in Uganda.
Pepita's case is still under investigation, and a detective has been assigned to investigate her. 'When I return (from work) it strikes me,' Anita says in March 2022. She promised herself she would not be sick no longer. I want to be strong for her.