On November 18, 1993, someone took nine-year-old Angie away from her family, her friends, and her home in Saint Ann Missouri. Angie had spent the day like any other second grader, attending classes at her elementary school. At the end of the day, Angie boarded her school bus and road to her bus stop. She stepped off her bus, and was to walk past eight houses to reach her home. Angie disappeared between her bus stop and her home, nobody saw a thing.
The St Ann Police launched the early investigation into the disappearance of missing nine-year-old Angie Marie Housman. They immediately began searching for Angie, yet quickly determined she was not missing, but kidnapped or abducted. Saint Ann Police quickly requested the help of the FBI and Saint Louis Major Case Squad in their investigation of Angie's kidnapping. During the investigation, investigators determined Angie probably knew her kidnapper or abductor, even if only slightly. Her family tells police Angie was friendly, and considered everyone her friend.
Despite the multiple agencies involved in the investigation, constant leads and continuous searches taking place around the area, there were few actual clues to help investigators find Angie. Then nine days later, on November 27, Saint Charles County Police responded to a crime scene at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. They quickly determined their crime scene had everything to do with Angie Marie Housmanís disappearance.
Two deer hunters had found Angieís partially naked body duct taped to a tree off a deserted road called loverís lane. Angie had been alive while tied to the tree for several days. In the end, Angie died of exposure. The rest of her clothes were folded in a pile nearby, next to her backpack. Angie had been missing nine days. Investigators believe she was held captive and sexually abused for about a week, then tied to the tree and left to die.
The question remains, who left Angie, tied to the tree. Had her abductor wanted her found alive? How can someone live day in and day out knowing he has been responsible for the horrific death of an innocent young woman? Has he gone on to hurt other children? Someone knows the details about Angie Marie Housmanís kidnapping. People who hurt children as they hurt Angie do not keep the details to themselves. Somebody has heard someone talk about the details of Angieís case.
One of the students riding Angieís bus that day might remember seeing a car, a truck, a man, or a woman who was standing around Angieís bus stop or up the street. Perhaps recalling a little detail, which has nagged them all these years, that seems so insignificant, yet that detail maybe the key to solving the case.
If you live in the Saint Louis, Saint Charles, or the surrounding Missouri area, please think back the fall of 1993, perhaps in the nine days Angie was missing, you saw her with her abductor or killer. Police are always open to hearing new ideas on who may have tortured and killed this beautiful, innocent nine-year-old young woman. Please contact the Saint Louis Major Case Squad if you think you can help solve this case.
A child killer is living somewhere in the Saint Louis or Saint Charles Missouri area. Perhaps the killer has moved on to another community by now, yet authorities do not believe this has happened. Authorities believe Angie Marie Housmanís killer is still living and working right here in this area. He knows who he is and others know who he is, and he cannot hide forever.