The Gillette Wyoming Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in locating a woman missing under "suspicious circumstances."
According to a City of Gillette Press Release, 32-year-old Irene Gakwa was living with an unnamed man in Gillette, Wyoming. On February 24, 2022, Irene spoke with her parents via video call. The video call is the last time her parents have seen or heard from Irene. on March 20, 2022, Irene Gakwa was reported missing by her brother.
According to investigators, the man Irene lived with has been uncooperative in her case, reports the City of Gillette press release. "He has not made himself available to detectives looking to resolve questions that exist in the investigation," the City of Gillette press release states. He is currently considered a person of interest in her disappearance.
The Gillette Police Department has interviewed the family and friends of Irene and executed 24 search warrants in the effort to find the missing woman.
The City of Gillette press release states, " Irene may have been taken to a rural area, mine site, or oil and gas location between February 24, 2022, and March 20, 2022, in a passenger vehicle or crossover SUV."
The Division of Criminal Investigation reports that Irene's phone "is currently not pinging on the network.”
“We receive tips daily and are following up on those and processing data from search warrant returns,” Lt. Brent Wasson told The Casper Star-Tribune.
Irene Gakwa is 5'1" and weighs 89 pounds.
If you have any information, please contact the Gillette Police Department at 307-682-5155.