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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.
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