Found Deceased IL - Laura A Kowal, 57, Galena, 7 Aug 2020

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  1. LisaCougar

    LisaCougar Well-Known Member

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    So her car was found about 212 miles away from Galena and her body found about 20 miles down river from there.
     


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    swanniee11 Well-Known Member

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    Very sad to read. Prayers for Kelly and her entire family.
     
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    R.I.P Laura...
     
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  4. Luckyzmom

    Luckyzmom Well-Known Member

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    Lots of missing info and loose ends surrounding Laura "last seen" and reported missing. Dog at home ! Alone ? Where were keys ? Handbag ? Or Wallet with ID etc ? Cell ? Just red flags to me here.
    Why then endangered missing after reported missing ? What happened here ? MOO
    Need coffee
     
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    YaYa_521 Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    :( Aww, so sad to read this. I was looking at her case yesterday. I came across non-MSM/LE links with information that suggests she donated money to a breast cancer research fund. I also found that she was quite active in a golfing tournament a few years back. It seemed as though she led a somewhat active life at that time. If these are her remains, I hope she didn't suffer and that she's resting peacefully.
     
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    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Authorities identify body recovered from the Mississippi River

    CONFIRMED DECEASED
    Authorities have identified the body recovered Sunday in the Mississippi River in Lewis County, Missouri.

    Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Sheriff Kevin Tuner said he received a phone call on Sunday night from Missouri State Highway Patrol that a woman's body had been recovered from the river near Canton, Missouri.

    Turner said the physical description and identifiers are consistent with 57-year-old Laura Kowal of Galena, Illinois, who had been reported missing.

    The Jo Daviess County Sheriff said Kowal's white Honda Pilot was located in Warsaw, Illinois, 20 miles north of Canton, Missouri.

    An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death, authorities said.
     
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    Luckyzmom Well-Known Member

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    So very sorry to see this, Rest in Peace Laura. I hope family or friends can take her pup. He/she must be so confused ;( Prayers for comfort and peace
     
  8. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what drew Laura to the area her car was found? Has her family indicated whether this was an accidental death?
     
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    LisaCougar Well-Known Member

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  12. Forever Young

    Forever Young Well-Known Member

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    This case is local to my area but I don't recall hearing about it a year ago. Last night our local TV station gave an update, which was a copy of the article mentioned above.

    According to the press release, the federal investigators say that Laura Kowal was the victim of an online dating scam. I find that to be pertinent and disturbing information.

    I live only 5 miles from Warsaw Illinois. There is nothing there to see. I believe the population is 1800 and its a long way from Galena.

    Her body could have floated down river from Warsaw, Illinois to Canton, Missouri, but it has never been stated that this is what happened.

    I would think that by now investigators would have traced where the scam aspect originated. Please, everyone, be extra careful with online dating. It is still unknown if this had anything to do with the death of Laura Kowal.
     

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