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Dakota Datebook: Takako Konishi Urban Myth


November 12, 2018

Nov. 12, 2018 —

This week in 2001, a Japanese woman was discovered dead after a mysterious cross-state sojourn that many believed was her search for the lost treasure depicted in the Coen brothers’ movie, “Fargo.”

Takako Konishi was first noticed by a trucker who spotted the 28-year-old wandering near a landfill on the outskirts of Bismarck; she was wearing a black miniskirt that marked her as an out-of-towner, especially considering the cold November weather.

He took Takako to the Bismarck police station where she pulled out a hand-drawn map. Officer Jesse Hellman described it...

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