North American Missing Persons Network
Rupinder Kaur Goraya

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Above Images: Goraya, circa 2006 Left: 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 19, 2007 from Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 5, 1973
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 135 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: South Asian
  • Gender: Female
  • Medical Conditions: Scar on abdomen; abdominal surgery due to stomach cancer.
    Mrs. Goraya is a diabetic and takes medication daily. She last refilled her
    prescriptions on September 12, 2007. This was a 30-day supply, that
    should have been refilled in October of 2007.
  • AKA: Rupy
  • Case Number: 2007-0163622

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rupinder Kaur Goraya has been missing from Fort Myers, Florida, since October of 2007.

    40-year-old Kultar Goraya is charged with second degree murder for killing his wife Rupinder Goraya. Rupinder’s co-workers at Southwest Regional Hospital reported her missing on October 19, 2007, but her body was never located.

    Kultar Goraya flew to India with the couple’s son shortly after she disappeared on October 2, 2007, and never reported her missing. Rupinder’s co-workers did instead. Family members say when he arrived in India, he had some of Rupinder’s clothes, makeup and even her wedding ring with him. He later told police when he returned, that she ran off to New York.

    Roommates and family members of Kultar say he admitted to killing her saying things like ”she is gone, there is no single proof.” He also said that he had "killed Rupinder, and paid a man to dispose of her body.” Goraya was also arrested by Lee County deputies on a charge of domestic violence battery a few months prior to his wife’s disappearance.

    In January 2016 Kultar Goraya, 41, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Rupinder Goraya. Goraya was arrested in January 2015, nearly seven years after her reported disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    FBI Tampa Bay Field office
    (813) 253-1000
    Tampa Division's FBI Tip Line

    Source Information
    Wink News