An Oklahoma woman was arrested in Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan. 21, in connection to the 2020 disappearance of her roommate, whose body was discovered in a sealed freezer in the woods of Arkansas last week.
Wagoner County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report that Talina Galloway was missing on April 17, 2020. Kore Bommeli, Galloway's roommate, reported Galloway missing. Bommeli and Galloway lived on the west side of Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma.
Authorities determined Bommeli was exhibiting suspicious behavior during their investigation, including giving inconsistent statements and deceptive reports of the circumstances surrounding Galloway's disappearance. Investigators served multiple search warrants and conducted multiple interviews in several jurisdictions over the course of nine months, the sheriff's office said. Multiple possible crime scenes reportedly revealed trace evidence, including blood and DNA evidence.
A witness in Arkansas contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office on June 8, 2020, to report seeing a pickup truck towing a small trailer driving into a secluded area near the Ouachita National Forest. The area is about a four-hour drive from Fort Gibson Lake. The witness said the activity seemed suspicious, and reported no one was around the vehicle when they approached. A foul odor was detected by the witness, and a "foul-smelling thick liquid [was] pooled in the floor of the trailer," according to Wagoner County deputies. The license plate tag number later was found to be registered to Talina Galloway. A deputy was dispatched to investigate but no further action was reported.
Wagoner County investigators began searching for Kore Bommeli, who was currently out on bond from a prior Wagoner County charge of illegal possession of a firearm. She was believed to be in the area of Dane County, Wisconsin.
Dane County Sheriff's personnel located Kore Bommeli Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21, and she was arrested without incident.
KJRH-TV reports 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."