(Rapid City Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Rapid City, South Dakota Police Department say that Larissa Lonehill has been missing since Oct. 2016. She was 21 years old at the time.

Rapid City PD updated their $5,000 reward offer for information on the case on Friday, Jan. 3.

“As the Rapid City Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of Larissa Lonehill, police are reissuing a plea to the public for assistance in determining her whereabouts,” their release states. “In order to generate fresh information in the case, the RCPD has approached the Community Reward Fund to adjust the terms of the $5,000 reward for information in the case.”

Because Lonehill has been missing since 2016, Rapid City PD say that “she is assumed deceased.”

In a 2017 release, Rapid City PD said they believed Lonehill’s body may have been disposed within 100 miles of Rapid City.

“Previously, the $5,000 reward was offered for information that leads to the identification and subsequent conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance,” the release states. “Now, the reward is also being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads police to where her body is located.”

Police say that information could help bring closure to Lonehill’s family.

“This is the first time we’ve relaxed the stipulations needed to attain Community Reward Fund monies,” says John Olson, Captain of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. “Our hope is that by doing so, we can make it easier for anyone with information to come forward to aid us in this investigation. It’s been three years since Larissa’s disappearance, and we’re working as hard as we can to bring closure to her loved ones.”

Anyone with information on Lonehill’s disappearance should:

  • Contact Det. Ryan Gebhard at 394-4134
  • Send an anonymous tip by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411