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    IA - Cora Okonski, 23, Tama, 16 April 2000

    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 03:28 AM.

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    This link is as of January 2004...

    http://www.kcrg.com/article.aspx?art...964&cat_id=123
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    Prayers for her family.

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    and here is another article from april 2004. it has nothing new to report since the january one that findlorne posted.

    http://www.tamatoledonews.com/TamaAr...l/29/tama.html

    how long does it take to test bones fragments??? i am not a lab technician but i really just cant imagine it would take almost another year sine the last article. there is something very strange about this whole thing. i just can;t help but wonder if the boyfrined's family has some sort of local law enforcement connection.

    i really hope her family receives answers and justice.

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    A couple more articles here
    http://z13.invisionfree.com/Porchlig...&#entry9805251
    including a letter from Cora's boyfriend.

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    http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/cora-okonski/
    Cora Ann Okonski

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    Cora Ann Okonski, a 23-year-old young mother engaged to be married the following month, left her Tama, Iowa, home around 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2000, and headed to the store to buy cigarettes. She was never seen again.


    http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/cora-okonski/

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    for Cora, missing 13 years next week.

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    It's so sad that someone can just duck to the store to buy cigarettes and never be seen again.

    I hope she will return home soon.


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    Sixteen years ago tomorrow - April 16, 2000, Cora Ann Okonski, a then 23-year-old mother of a two-year- old boy, vanished from Tama. Her disappearance was reported to Tama Police two days later, on April 18, by her fiance, Tait Otis Purk.

    Since that time Tama Police and the Tama County Sheriff's Office have been agencies focusing on what happened to Okonski and the case remains active.

    However, Tama Police Chief Jason Bina said Monday there has been no recent information received in the case.
    http://www.tamatoledonews.com/page/c....html?nav=5006

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    Cora Ann Okonski cold case now classified as a homicide

    http://www.tamatoledonews.com/page/c...-homicide.html

    Law enforcement sources involved with the 2000 disappearance of Cora Ann Okonski in Tama told The Chronicle / News-Herald on Thursday, Nov., 10, the case is now classified as a homicide.

    Recently investigators have returned to the scene several times and have interviewed both previous witnesses and new ones, the source said.

    A joint task force of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Tama County Sheriff's Office, Tama Police and Tama County Attorney's Office is involved in the homicide investigation and have concluded Okonski's disappearance was not voluntary.

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    Inmate indicted in death of Iowa woman who vanished 16 years ago

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...tama/95218430/

    A federal inmate from Iowa has been charged with murder in the death of his fiancee, who vanished without a trace in 2000.

    A state grand jury returned an indictment against Tait Purk in the disappearance of Tama waitress and mother Cora Okonski, whose body has never been found.

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    Tama man charged in 2000 cold case wants murder trial moved

    http://www.thegazette.com/subject/ne...moved-20170126

    A Tama man, charged in the homicide of his fiancé who went missing in 2000, is asking for his trial to be moved out of Tama County District Court.

    Tait Purk, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cora Okonski, 23, of Tama, who disappeared in 2000. A grand jury indicted Purk on Dec. 2.

    Scott Hunter, Purk’s attorney, filed a motion for the change of venue Thursday, claiming there is a “such a degree of prejudice” that exists in Tama County which would prevent a fair and impartial jury from being selected.

    Purk has pleaded not guilty in the case and remains in jail pending trial.

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