This is an older case (from 1980) and there is not alot about it on the internet. It has always interested me and I still hope they catch this guy one day. Richard Bocklage is wanted for the September 18th, 1980 murder of Tanya Kopric. Kopric was a 34 year old doctor at a hospital in Kansas City who immigrated from Yougoslavia. Bocklage was a pharmaceutical student at the University of Missouri.
The 2 dated for 6 months and were living together and then got engaged. But alot of their friends had their doubts. Alot of people thought that Bocklage was mooching off of Kopric and he was also failing his classes at University. Eventually Bocklage got expelled and started acting crazy. He begged Kopric to use her pull to get him back into class. He even went as far as showing up for classes pretending he never got expelled. This eventually led to Kopric breaking up with Bocklage and kicking him out of the apartment that they lived in.
Gender: MaleDOB: 7/12/57 Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 lbs.Eyes: BrownHair: BrownDefining Characteristics: Vertical scars under each armpit
Then on September 18th, 1980 Tanya Kopric was found in her car dead, shot 3 times with a .45 calibre semi automatic. Witnesses at the scene said they seen Bocklage walk up and shoot Kopric 3 times in the face. Also Bocklage had just recently purchased a .45 calibre pistol.
6 days later Bocklages vehicle was found 935 km north abandoned in Canada near Thompson, Manitoba. Bocklage is wanted for capital murder. If you know anything about Thompson it is literally in the middle of nowhere. If he wanted to hide or kill himself in the woods. He would never be found and or recognized. Even with warnings people in Thompson are too busy drinking or working. They would forget.
Another creepy note on this case is that the Kopric family received a letter in Bocklages hand wrighthing which was post marked 2 days before the murder that read “Dear Kopric family, Your daughter Tanya, Has been executed in Kansas City, Missouri, she has caused so much grief, anguish, and turmoil to so many Americans that this act was necessary. Her execution was inevitable.”
I wish there was more information on this case I know its like 35 years old and very unlikely to be solved.
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