02-25-2015, 06:49 AM #1
IA - Rita Papakee, 41, Meskwaki Nation, 16 Jan 2015
TAMA COUNTY — Tuesday searchers spent another evening looking for a woman first reported missing last month. 41-year-old Rita Papakee was reporting missing to law enforcement January 1.
Thirty-eight of Papakee’s family and friends spent an hour searching a wooded area near the Meskwaki Powwow grounds looking for any sign of her, Tuesday, from 4:30 to nightfall. A larger group searched the area Monday night.
Family said the Tama County woman lives with her daughter. Her cousin Noelle Youngbear said Papakee left home more than a month ago and disappeared without a trace.
02-26-2015, 12:33 AM #2Former Member
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Update: Search continues for missing woman
At News-Herald deadline on Wednesday no trace of Rita Janelle Papakee, 41, had been found after searches were conducted on Monday and Tuesday.
04-29-2015, 01:13 PM #3
Papakee was last seen on January 16 when her sister dropped her off at a friend's home on the Meskwaki settlement. They said the mother of four had a habit of disappearing for a couple weeks at time, but never this long.
Tribal police have partnered with the FBI and other agencies to find Papakee.
07-08-2015, 11:00 PM #4Registered User
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Rita has been added to NamUs.
First name Rita
Middle name Janelle
Last name Papakee
Date last seen January 16, 2015 00:00
Date entered 05/28/2015
Age last seen 41 to years old
Age now 42 years old
Race Native American
Height (inches) 64.0
Weight (pounds) 200.0
Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
DNA Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available
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