'Dog the Bounty Hunter' joins search for missing Minnesota woman

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Friends, family and authorities looking for missing Rose Downwind are getting some extra help in the form of Duane Chapman – better known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

He will join the search in northern Minnesota as a favor to Downwind's grandfather, Dennis Banks, a friend of Chapman and noted Ojibwe leader, Valley News Live reports.

Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement and appeared in a number of Hollywood films portraying Native American characters.

Banks told Native News Online that he had talked to Chapman, who "offered to help locate (Downwind)," and that he himself would be in Minnesota to "see what I can do."

 (Photo: Bemidji Police Department)

(Photo: Bemidji Police Department)

The 31-year-old Downwind, of Redby, was last seen in Bemidji in Oct. 21, when her ex-boyfriend says he saw her leave her residence and get into a blue vehicle. She has five children.

Valley News Live notes there is a warrant for her arrest for a disorderly conduct charge, but family members tell the station "she wouldn't be in hiding" for that reason.

The Hawaii-based Chapman is known for his A&E reality show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and its follow-up, "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" on CMT.

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