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Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing woman






Rita Janelle Papakee was last seen on January 16. Image from Locate the Missing

The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa is offering a $25,000 reward for information about a tribal member who was last seen more than three months ago.

Extensive searches have failed to turn up any clues about the whereabouts of Rita Janelle Papakee, 41. Family members are growing more worried about the missing mother of four.

"I just want her found and I want her brought home,” Iris Roberts, Papakee’s mother, told KCRG. “I would like to beg anybody with some kind of information — because I know there’s has got to be somebody out there that knows something — for them to contact authorities.”

Papakee was last seen on January 16, according to a press release from the Meskwaki Nation Police Department.

Get the Story:
Family ‘begs’ for public to help find missing Meskwaki woman (KCRG 4/29)
$25,000 reward offered for info. on whereabouts of Rita Papakee (The Tama News-Herald 4/17)
Search continues for woman on Meskwaki Settlement (The Tama News-Herald 3/25)