Fourteen years ago, she died of exposure in the woods tied to a tree. Fourteen years ago, while walking home from her bus stop she disappeared, that was November 18, 1993. Fourteen years ago, she was in fourth grade, and aspiring to grow up and be a nurse’s aide. For fourteen years, I have thought about the little girl from St. Ann, Missouri named Angie Marie Housman who died alone in the woods of exposure, while tied to a tree naked, cold, and scared.
Investigators believe she had been there several days before the two deer hunters found her. Next to her was her school backpack and clothes folded neatly in a pile. Angie was 9 years old when two deer hunters found her body in the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area November 27, 1993. Her kidnapper abused her sexually. Investigators estimate Angie’s abductor held her at least a week before she was duct taped only partially clothed to the tree where she died.
November 17 is Angie’s Mom Diane Bone and her stepfather Ron Bone’s Wedding Anniversary. They were married three years before Angie disappeared. That should be a happy day for the Bones. February 18 is another day that should be happy, that is the day Ron and Diane should be celebrating Angie’s birthday each year. Any parent who has a missing child, or has buried a child wishes they could sleep through the holiday season and simply wake up when the festivities are over.
He is still out there, somewhere, the man who kidnapped and killed Angie Marie Housman. For fourteen years, he has been walking free and has gotten away with the worst kind of murder possible. Yet I have faith that someone, somewhere, knows something about who killed Angie Marie Housman in November of 1993 in Saint Charles or Saint Louis, Missouri. Police have fingerprints from the adhesive of the tape used to bind Angie to the tree. Unfortunately, there has not been a match to those fingerprints, yet.
If you have information about Angie Marie Housman’s kidnapping and murder please contact the St. Ann Police Department, the Saint Louis Major Case Squad, or your local police department as soon as possible. You can remain anonymous when reporting your information to the authorities.