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The Life and Mysterious Death of Laura Kowal; A Romance/Investment Scheme Victim Part 2: Two Bodies - One Mission
Episode 4126th April 2023 • IAFCI Presents... The Protectors •
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The disappearance and unexplained death of romance scam victim Laura Kowal has our listeners perplexed as to what happened on August 7, 2020. The story is far from over. Laura's daughter returns to this 2-part podcast special to talk about the day her mother's body was found and many of the troubling circumstances behind the investigation of her mother's death. Was it suicide or something more sinister?  

Also joining the podcast will be the two witnesses who discovered her body in the Mississippi River. And this was not their only discovery. Moments before, they encountered a different female body floating in the same waters. Their testimony has been unchanged throughout this investigation, and law enforcement is taking a second look into Laura's death. Someone may hold the key to this mystery and have crucial evidence to help resolve this case. 

Kelly also explains her reason for sharing this tragic story. Her mission is to find justice and to help prevent those who are in romance scams from becoming victims as well.

Join Mark and Mike for the conclusion of The Life and Mysterious Death of Laura Kowal.  


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If you have any information regarding this case, contact the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department at (815) 777-2141.

Kelly Gowe is the daughter of Laura Kowal, a romance scam victim who disappeared from her home in Galena, IL on August 7, 2020. Laura was tragically found dead on August 9, 2020 in the Mississippi River near Canton, MO nearly 4 hours away from her home. While this case is still under investigation, Kelly is now ready to share her mom’s story. Her goal is to provide awareness around this crime in order to help others from falling victim to this tragedy. She is also focused on educating, advocating, and providing hope to other victims and their families. Kelly is extremely hopeful that through advocating work and sharing intimate details of the case, it will one day bring this open investigation to a close, bringing justice to those involved in this horrific crime. 




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