Press Releases & News Articles

  • Citizen Digital

    Irene Gakwa's Father Speaks On His Daughter's Disappearance After Meeting A Man Online.
    • Headline News

      Correspondent Adrienne Broaddus reports investigators in Wyoming are asking for your help in finding Irene Gakwa.
      • CTV News

        She moved to the US with big dreams and met a boyfriend on Craigslist. Then she vanished
        • CNN

          She moved to the US with big dreams and met a boyfriend on Craigslist. Then she vanished
          • And Then They Were Gone

            Irene Gakwa
            • THE WYOMING TRUTH

              THE SEARCH FOR IRENE: Community Joins Together for Fourth Search to Find Missing Gillette Resident
              • THE WYOMING TRUTH

                THE SEARCH FOR IRENE: Gillette Group Ramps up Efforts to Find Missing Kenyan as Her 33rd Birthday Passes With No Answers
                • UNSOLVED WYOMING

                  Irene Gakwa Update
                  • SUBLETTE EXAMINER

                    Gillette group helps out-of-state family in search for missing woman
                    • WYOMING TRUTH

                      Strangers Join Family to Search for Missing Kenyan in Gillette
                      • UNSOLVED WYOMING

                        Missing: Irene Gakwa
                        • ARCTIC FOX TRUE CRIME

                          Irene Gakwa Disappeared Under Suspicious Circumstances!!! Have You Seen Her?? #irenegakwa #missing

                          The Gillette Wyoming Police Department is asking for your assistance in the investigation into the Disappearance of 32 year old Irene Gakwa. Irene was last seen on a video call with her parents on 2/24/22, However she was not reported missing until almost a month later on 3/20/22...

                          • COWBOY STATE DAILY

                            Fiancé Of Missing Gillette Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Felonies Related To Crimes Against Her
                            • GILLETTE NEWS RECORD

                              Fiancé of missing woman bound over on theft-related charges

                              The man accused of stealing from his missing fiancée’s bank account and using her credit cards without permission has been bound over to District Court on five felony charges.

                              Circuit Court Judge Lynda Bush, who was recently appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon, found probable cause for Nathan Jason Hightman to be bound over on two counts of theft, two counts of crimes against intellectual property and unlawful use of a credit card...

                              • COWBOY STATE DAILY

                                Boyfriend of Missing Gillette Woman Charged with Multiple Felonies

                                By Jennifer Kocher, Cowboy State Daily

                                The boyfriend of a missing Gillette woman who has been identified as a “person of interest” in her disappearance has been charged with multiple counts of theft, accused of stealing items from her...

                                • GILLETTE NEWS RECORD

                                  Fiancé of missing woman arrested for allegedly stealing from her

                                  The investigation into the disappearance of Irene Gakwa took a turn this week when police arrested her fiancé, Nathan Jason Hightman, for five felony charges related to money he was accused of stealing from Gakwa’s credit card and bank account...

                                  • KENYA NATION

                                    Boyfriend arrested as Kenyan woman goes missing in U.S.

                                    A Kenyan family living in the United States is searching for their relative who went missing in February.

                                    Ms Irene Gakwa disappeared from Gillette in the state of Wyoming and the family suspects that her boyfriend Nathan Hightman, 38, had something to do with it...

                                    • CITY OF GILLETTE

                                      Update: Missing Person Irene Gakwa
                                      • MWAKILISHI

                                        American Boyfriend of Missing Kenyan-Born Woman Arrested in Gillette, Wyoming

                                        An American man linked to the mysterious disappearance of his Kenyan-born girlfriend was last week arrested in Gillette, Wyoming.

                                        Nathan Hightman, 38, is considered a “person of interest” in the disappearance of 32-year-old Irene Gakwa, who was reported missing on March 20th this year.

                                        As reported by Oil City News, Hightman was arrested by officers from the Gillette Police Department on May 11th for multiple felonies, one for unlawfully using Gakwa’s credit card and two for crimes against her intellectual property since her disappearance...

                                        • COUNTY 17 NEWS

                                          Gillette man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from missing woman

                                          By Ryan Lewallen | County 17 News -May 12, 2022 

                                          Funds taken in a series of thefts shortly after family’s last contact with Irene Gakwa

                                          GILLETTE, Wyo.— A missing Gillette woman’s fiancé has been charged with multiple felonies for reportedly using her credit cards and other information several times since her disappearance...

                                          • COUNTY 17 NEWS

                                            Person of interest identified in ‘suspicious’ missing woman case

                                            GILLETTE, Wyo.— A Gillette woman who has not been heard from since February is believed to have disappeared under suspicious circumstances, the Gillette Police Department (GPD) said on Thursday.

                                            The investigation into the now suspicious disappearance of 32-year-old Irene Gakwa is well underway; detectives have executed 24 search warrants and interviewed multiple family members and friends in their attempts to locate her, GPD said in an April 14 statement...

                                            • CITY OF GILLETTE

                                              PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                              Missing Person Investigation Update & Request for Assistance
                                              GILLETTE, Wyoming- The Gillette Police Department’s investigation into the disappearance of 32-year old Irene Gakwa continues. Information obtained through investigation suggests Irene went missing under suspicious circumstances. Irene was last seen in a video call with her parents on February 24, 2022. Irene was reported missing to the Gillette Police Department (GPD) on March 20, 2022 by her brother...