Levi Black Bear murder investigation
INDIAN GIRL FOUND DEAD IN NEBRASKA; 3 MEN HELD One Admits Assaulting and Striking Her; All Tell of Drinking Party, But Deny Killing. GORDON, Neb., Aug. 3 (AP). A newspaper carrier boy found today the body of Nellie Yellow Thunder, 19 years old, Pine Ridge (S. D.) Indian girl, who had been missing since Monday night. Police said the girl had been criminally assaulted and that Irving Tail, 17, had admitted assaulting and striking the girl. Taken to the Sheridan County Jail at Rushville for questioning with the young man were his father, Daniel Tail, 35, and Levi Black Bear, 38. The three told police they were with the girl on a drinking party Monday night, but denied knowledge of the killing. They said Miss Yellow Thunder was alive when they left her.