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Roommate charged with murder in 'brutal' death of Wagoner County woman

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 19:47:14-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office and the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin arrested a suspect in the disappearance and death of a missing Wagoner County woman.

53-year-old Talina Galloway was last seen April 17, 2020. At that time, her roommate, Kore Bommeli, said Galloway disappeared after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliot named Kore Bommeli as a person of interest in Galloway's disappearance.

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The case was being called a "missing person with special circumstance."

During a press conference, Wagoner County deputies announced on Jan. 19, 2021 they received reports from Arkansas State Medical Examiner identifying human remains, found in a freezer deserted in an area of Arkansas, as Talina Galloway and classified the manner of death as a homicide.

The medical examiner's report says Galloway died from a blunt force head injuries. They also said her body had been decapitated and dismembered.

A probable cause affidavit said investigators found what is believed to be blood in the garage and a bedroom of the home Bommeli shared with Galloway. The affidavit provided by the Wagoner County Sheriff's office stated, "A search of Kore's cellular phone shows she was performing internet searches for ways to get blood out of concrete and wood."

Investigators also recovered a trailer owned by Galloway. The affidavit states Bommeli attempted to hide the trailer at a friend's house, then at a storage facility. The trailer was processed for evidence by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations.

The affidavit also said Talina's driver's license was found cut into piece inside a storage unit in Edmond, Oklahoma rented by Kore Bommeli.

Bommeli is charged with first degree murder of Galloway, District Attorney Jack Thorp announced during the press conference.

"Talina Galloway died a brutal death, where her killer had no regard for her life in anyway," said Thorp.

Officials reminded the public this is still an ongoing investigation and to contact authorities if anyone has information on this case.

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