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MISSING: 4 years since Rita Janelle Papakee last seen

TAMA COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) — It’s been 4 years since Rita Janelle Papakee was last seen in Tama County at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino, according to the Meskwaki Nation’s website.

Papakee was last seen in January 16th, 2015. She was reported missing on February 18, 2015 by family members and was 41-years-old at the time of her disappearance.

There is a $50,000 reward for any information regarding her disappearance or whereabouts.

According to missing persons fliers, Papakee is a mother, new grandmother, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend. It also said she is an important member of the Meskwaki Tribe and is missed dearly.

Papakee was born June 1st, 1973, she is 5′ 4″, with brown eyes, long brown hair and was about 145 pounds at the time of her disappearance. According to the missing person flyer Papakee disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

If you have ANY information regarding Papakee or her disappearance contact the Meskwaki Nation Police Department, dispatch number 641-484-3760 or you local police department.

*correction: It was first written that there is a $25,000 reward. That reward was increased to $50,000.

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Ashley Neighbor

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