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Angie Housman Cold Case Nears 20th Anniversary

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A stock photo of Angie Housman of St. Ann.

A stock photo of Angie Housman of St. Ann.

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Angie Housman, the St. Ann girl fourth grader whose body was found tied to a tree in the Busch Wildlife area of St. Charles County.

Two decades after he was a detective working the case, Major Case Squad Executive Director Bill Baker is still haunted by the Housman investigation.

“It bothers you. You might have already interviewed the killer and, you know, some policemen were inexperienced and gave up too much information and some didn’t ask the right questions. It happens. Unfortunately, the killer’s still out there,” Baker says.

On Nov. 18, 1993, Angie Housman, 9, stepped off a school bus and began her short walk home but never made it. At some point between the bus stop and her home, she was abducted.

Housman was raped, tortured, and tied to a tree while still alive. By the time she was found by a deer hunter on Nov. 27, she had died of hypothermia.

Baker believes Housman was not abducted by a random stranger and that someone in the Busch Wildlife area has information which could solve the case.

“Based on what I know and the circumstances I saw, I don’t think it was a random situation,” he said.

The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the case which, Baker believes, will eventually be solved.

“No one’s here to speak for that little girl and that’s what bothers me, the fact that we haven’t gotten it to a successful conclusion but it’s not due to a lack of effort, I can tell you that.”

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