Hope still alive for missing Lincoln woman
It's been 20 years since a Lincoln woman went missing. Regina Bos disappeared without a trace but her sister is still searching.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — It’s been 20 years since a Lincoln woman went missing. Regina Bos disappeared without a trace but her sister is still searching.
Lincoln Police tells Channel 8, there are over 1000 police reports over the years, in the case of Regina Bos.
Her sister will come to Lincoln this Saturday, advocating for those missing on the anniversary of Bos’ disappearance.
“There are no words for the for the level of frozen that it puts on your body. You just can’t fathom that someone would disappear,” says Jannel Rap.
Regina Bos went missing from a bar on October 17, twenty years ago. She played at an open mic night at Duggans Pub and was last seen around 1 a.m., leaving with her guitar and music.
The next day, there were no signs of Regina except her car parked across the street. In the trunk was her guitar and music but she was nowhere to be found.
“It’s been a huge hole especially for her children,” says Rap. “They didn’t have a mom. All that time we haven’t been able to share our children with her and the things that have happened in our lives.”
Rap has turned the lack of closure into motivation for helping other families with long-term missing cases, by starting the Squeaky Wheel Tour where she and other artists sing and bring awareness to those missing around the world.
“I woke up in the middle of the night and thought, ‘Just do what you already do’ and I was a singer-songwriter that toured,” says Rap. “I was a singer-songwriter that knew how to get media for my events. So I thought maybe I can do that I can’t find my own sister but maybe I can help someone else find their sister.”
She and other performers will come to Lincoln, advocating for those missing on the anniversary of Bos’ disappearance. It will be an online format this year because of COVID-19.
Even 20 years later, Rap says someone out there knows what happened to her sister.
“Because every day, person who knows, we wonder if we’ve looked hard enough, we wonder if we’ve done enough,” says Rap. “We wonder what else we could possibly do or if she’s suffering or we just don’t know.”
Rap says the tour is open to artists and those who want to add a missing person to the registry.
For more information visit https://411gina.org/ , and if you have any tips on Bos’ whereabouts call Lincoln Police.