It's been nearly three years since the disappearance of 23-year-old Jermain Charlo in Missoula, and the search is still ongoing. Detective Guy Baker, the lead investigator in the case, has said that he has "no doubt that Jermain was the victim of a criminal act," and that the situation seems more grim with each passing day.

The Jermain Charlo case has become an important one in the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women movement, which aims to highlight the horrific violence and sexual assault disproportionately experienced by Native women.

That's the thinking behind a new podcast which just launched today, entitled "Stolen: The Search For Jermain." The podcast is produced by Spotify and Gimlet Media, and hosted by journalist Connie Walker, who also hosted the Missing & Murdered Podcast, which focused on missing persons cases for Indigenous women in Canada.

Over the course of eight episodes, the podcast will explore the disappearance of Jermain Charlo, and contextualize the case within the larger cause of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women movement. The description on Spotify says they plan to "go inside the investigation, tracking down leads and joining search parties through the dense Flathead Reservation."

Hopefully, this podcast can shed some light on the case that can point to some answers, but at the very least, it can raise awareness about the disappearance and the larger crimes against Indigenous women throughout the country.

You can listen to the first episode right here.

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