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  1. #1
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    ND - Kristi Nikle, 19, Grand Forks, 26 Oct 1996

    Totally vanished a couple months before her twentieth birthday, and just a couple weeks before an older woman, Voni Safranski dissappeared from a nearby area in the adjoining state of Minnesota.


    Missing Persons
    Veronica Safranski - Missing October 26, 1996. Missing from Warren Minnesota. Kristi Lynn Nikle. Missing October 10, 1996. Missing from Grand Forks North Dakota ...
    http://www.grandforkscounty.net/sher...ng_persons.htm

    FBI Missing Person Investigation - Kristi Lynn Nikle Photograph of Kristi Lynn Nikle ... Law enforcement authorities are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Kristi Lynn Nikle.
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/nikle.htm

    Federal Bureau of Investigation - Kidnappings and Missing Persons
    Photograph of and link to Kristi Lynn Nikle Kristi Lynn Nikle
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/kidmiss.htm

    Kristi Lynn Nikle
    Kristi Lynn Nikle 1 Above Image: Nikle, circa 1996. Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance; Missing Since: October 3, 1996 from Grand Forks, North Dakota ...
    http://www.doenetwork.us/nampn/cases/nikle_kristi.html

    The Doe Network: Case File 1668DFND Kristi Lynn Nikle, missing person. ... Kristi Lynn Nikle Missing since October 10, 1996 from Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota ... http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/1668dfnd.html

    The Charley Project: Kristi Lynn Nikle http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/n/nikle_kristi.html

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    As I posted in the other thread, Aside from Kristi, Floyd Tapson is also suspected in the homicide of Renae Lynn Nelson, age 22, who disappeared from Moorhead in 1994 and found floating in the Red River several months later.

    He is also a suspect in the 1987 disappearance of Carla Beth Anderson of Wadena, MN.


    Before moving to MT he had worked at group homes in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Crookston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoanthropus Dawsoni
    As I posted in the other thread, Aside from Kristi, Floyd Tapson is also suspected in the homicide of Renae Lynn Nelson, age 22, who disappeared from Moorhead in 1994 and found floating in the Red River several months later.

    He is also a suspect in the 1987 disappearance of Carla Beth Anderson of Wadena, MN.


    Before moving to MT he had worked at group homes in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Crookston.
    One of my friends worked in the same Grand Forks group home as Floyd Tapson. He said the guy was very personable and seemed extrememly normal. Scary, huh? You just never know if the person working next to you is a psycho!
    Step right up and see the Yakwoman! Only 25 cents a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakwoman
    One of my friends worked in the same Grand Forks group home as Floyd Tapson. He said the guy was very personable and seemed extrememly normal. Scary, huh? You just never know if the person working next to you is a psycho!
    That was a REM home, wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoanthropus Dawsoni
    That was a REM home, wasn't it?
    Yes, I believe it was REM. My friend didn't work there very long, but he sure remembered Floyd.
    Step right up and see the Yakwoman! Only 25 cents a look!

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    This month will mark 14 years that Kristi has been missing. Come home soon.

    What a wonderful smile!
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    2006 article:

    Darlene Stevens, Nikle's aunt, said Nikle's family last saw her Oct. 2, 1996. A couple of days later, a family friend got a brief glimpse of her with an older "boyfriend," Stevens said. Then the 19-year-old Nikle disappeared...

    Kristi Nikle, although socially capable, had the mental ability of a 10-year-old, family members have said...

    Authorities interviewed Floyd Tapson, a man originally from Hannah who was convicted in Montana in a 1998 attack on a developmentally disabled woman near Billings. Montana authorities tipped Grand Forks police that Tapson had worked in group homes in the Grand Forks area. He has denied any involvement in Nikle's disappearance.

    http://billingsgazette.com/news/stat...adb1376d1.html

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    2003 article:

    Tapson remains the top suspect in the 1994 killing of a 22-year-old woman in Moorhead, Minn., and the 1996 disappearance of a 19-year-old woman in Grand Forks, [Grand Forks Police Detective Mike]
    Sholes said.


    Both cases involve victims who were developmentally disabled.

    Kristi Nikle, 19, disappeared in the Grand Forks area in 1996; Renae Lynn Nelson, of Moorhead, Minn. 22, disappeared in 1994 and was found dead in the Red River months later.

    "Tapson has never provided us any information on any of the cases to help him or eliminate him. He strongly denies any involvement in any of these things," Sholes said
    http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/lo...e462296d3.html

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    Unidentified remains found in Oslo, MN: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-River-June-17

    Oslo is about 25 miles north of Grand Forks: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Oslo...47.9252568!3e0



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