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Rita Papakee was reported missing to the Meskwaki Nation Police in Tama, Iowa, on January 16, 2015, and they are asking for assistance in locating her.
Papakee was last seen leaving the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, and her whereabouts after she left the casino are unknown.
Police believe she may be in the Des Moines or Cedar Rapids area, and a $25,000.00 reward* has been offered for information leading to her location.
She is described as a 41-year-old 5-foot-3 Native American weighing between 170 and 200 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes.
DNA samples have been submitted and tests are complete.
If you know where Rita J. Papakee may be or have information leading directly to her whereabouts, please contact Det. Kimberly Schwartz at the Meskwaki Nation Police Department at (641) 484-4844, the Tip Line at (641) 484-5400, or the Tama County Dispatch at (641) 484-3760.
* The Tribal Council of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa reserves the right to award any and all funds in its sole discretion.