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Roommate of missing Oklahoma woman found dismembered inside freezer charged with her murder

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/23/2021 Jessica Schladebeck

The roommate of a missing Oklahoma woman, whose dismembered remains were found inside a freezer in Arkansas last week, has been arrested for her murder.

Authorities have been searching for Talinia Galloway since she suddenly vanished from her home in Wagoner on April 7. In a Facebook post allegedly written by 57-year-old before she disappeared, Galloway said that while she was battling coronavirus, she had no intention of going to the hospital.

“Those of you who know me well know I have DNR orders in my health directive, and I’m not going to let anyone intubate me,” it read.

“So I’ve made arrangements to spend some quality alone time at one of my favorite hideaways at one of my favorite lakes, and I’ve booked it for the remainder of this week.”

She was reported missing later the same day by her roommate, Kore Bommeli, who has since been arrested in connection with the case.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Authorities have been searching for Talinia Galloway since she suddenly vanished from her home in Wagoner on April 7. In Facebook post allegedly written by 57-year-old before she disappeared, Galloway said that while she was battling back coronavirus, she had no intention of going to the hospital. © Provided by New York Daily News Authorities have been searching for Talinia Galloway since she suddenly vanished from her home in Wagoner on April 7. In Facebook post allegedly written by 57-year-old before she disappeared, Galloway said that while she was battling back coronavirus, she had no intention of going to the hospital.

Authorities have been searching for Talinia Galloway since she suddenly vanished from her home in Wagoner on April 7. In Facebook post allegedly written by 57-year-old before she disappeared, Galloway said that while she was battling back coronavirus, she had no intention of going to the hospital.

During a press conference on Friday, Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott announced that dismembered remains discovered in a freezer dumped in a wooded area of Polk County, Arkansas earlier this month had been identified as Galloway’s. He said a witness back in June had reported seeing a truck and white cargo trailer driving into a secluded area near the Ouachita National Forrest.

Immediately suspicious, the witness opted to follow the vehicle. When she finally caught up to it, no one was inside, but she said there was a odor coming from inside and a foul-smelling liquid pooling nearby. She reported the the truck to authorities and assumed the matter had been resolved when she did not hear back from them.

On January 14, the same witness discovered a freezer in the woods with its lid taped shut. She again notified authorities and provided the license plate number she gave officers back in June

Elliott said the tag number checked back to Galloway.

Bommeli, who had been previously arrested for obstructing the investigation and destroying evidence in the case, was out on bond and located living in Wisconsin. She was taken into custody on Thursday and will face first-degree murder charges when she returns to Oklahoma.

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