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Article 42 of 45 POLICE SEEK LINK BETWEEN PORN CLUB, GIRL'S DEATH
MAN WORKED NEAR ANGIE HOUSMAN'S HOME Bill BryanAnd Tim BryantOf The Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch September 16, 1998
Section: METRO Edition: FIVE STAR LIFT
Page B2 Word count: 415
ID#: 9809160309 Authorities are checking for links between an alleged child pornography club and the unsolved killing of 9-year-old Angie Housman, a St. Ann girl abducted near her home in 1993. Recently, authorities in the St. Louis area seized hundreds of computer disks, videotapes and other materials that they believe were shared among members of the so-called Wonderland Club using the Internet. Now detectives are combing through those images looking for Angie's picture. Angie was
Can someone tell me how to find the full article on this without paying for it ......thankyou
had a feeling...
there may had been some video or pictures involved, especially i seen the tied to the tree, but didn't understand without information or validation, until i seen this article plus several more i am trying to obtain in full view.
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wow, hope this is a break!!!!!!!
Article 93 of 196 HOUSMAN CASE ADVANCES WITH FINDING OF CAR By Joe HollemanOf the Post-Dispatch Staff
St. Louis Post-Dispatch September 15, 1994
Section: NEWS Edition: FIVE STAR
Page 1B Word count: 201
ID#: 9409150296 The search for Angie Housman's killer escalated Wednesday with the discovery of a car that may have been used in the crime. Col. Robert Lowery, head of the St. Louis Area Major Case Squad, said investigators got a letter Monday from an informer who named a suspect and also the location of an abandoned car that the suspect had owned. The car matches the general description of a vehicle that police have been looking for since shortly after Angie, 9, vanished last November,
Eoes anyone remember, if the vehicle they were searching for was a 4door!?.............thankyou
i found about 30 or more articles i would like to have and post........they cost 2.95 piece to download , so ill buy them over time, if no one can tell me how to obtain them for free...........
To me, even though they are old in age, the information contained in them is NEW!!.......and will give the chance to see what paths LE have travedl on since the start of this investigation........they can help one to see, where they have been, and perhaps where they are at now in there investigation etc..............there's a lot of pieces to this puzzle, in those articles........and i will post another partial one for you, so you can see what I am typing about.........we can look at this articles, and match with what has been posted, to see if there are any connections with validations........if one is on the correct path, has made a connection etc................
Article 94 of 196 SATELLITE PHOTOS DRAW A BLANK IN ANGIE HOUSMAN MURDER CASE By Kim BellOf the Post-Dispatch Staff
St. Louis Post-Dispatch September 4, 1994
Section: NEWS Edition: THREE STAR
Page 3D Word count: 692
ID#: 9409030589 Even nature hasn't cooperated in the fruitless hunt for Angie Housman's killer. Earlier this summer, police received a batch of satellite photos taken over the wildlife area in St. Charles County where 9-year-old Angie died. Detectives had hoped the French and U.S. satellites that swept over the area in late November would show the vehicle that had brought Angie there. No such luck. The sky was overcast that day, said St. Ann Detective John
You might try the cached version of the stories. iI that doesn't work you're probably going to have to pay for a news subscribtion. If you have to do that you might want to pay for a blanket one where you can access several publications.
Don't confront me with my failures.....I had not forgotten them.
for responding.........i searched as you described, and yes.......i can buy a bundle of the articles at a reduced rate..........and so that is what i am going to do, when i can........and download them in there entirety, and post them here, on a new thread, if i can get the moderators approval to post them in a new thread........thanks again, for leading me.
And LE, since we are on the subject of fingerprints palm prints et.........how often are those prints re ran through the system to check again.......since the crime, im sure their have been thousands of new prints and DNA profiles added to the data base........just how often do you re run those prints and DNA evidence you collected......I am going to assume, and its just a assumption on my part.......but do you run them every week?.....everyday perhaps since the crime occured.........
ANGIE HOUSMAN CASE HAUNTS INVESTIGATORS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Tuesday, November 19, 1996
Author: By Monte Reel ; Of The Post-Dispatch Staff
Three years ago, 9-year-old Angie Housman was abducted near her St. Ann home, raped, denied food and water for nine days and later was found tied to a tree on a snowy hunting ground.
Her killer has not been found.
Since the slaying, police have investigated hundreds of potential suspects - and dismissed hundreds of potential suspects. They've received thousands of telephone tips, and not one has panned out.
Given that, the note of optimism that carries the voice of Florissant Police Chief Robert Lowery Sr., head of the St. Louis area Major Case Squad, might seem a little off key.
Yet he has reasons for believing the case will be solved, he said, but he can't jeopardize the investigation by making them public.
"We are genuinely upbeat about the case," Lowery said. "There is some evidence I can't get in to that lets us know that if we ever come across our killer, we're going to know it's our killer."
Lowery said a few potential suspects police haven't been able to find remain in their minds. He also said the police department gets new tips once or twice a month.
"Obviously the calls aren't coming in like they were during the height of the investigation," he said. "But there's not a day that goes by that Angie Housman is not on our minds."
Investigators have tried a variety of strategies since Angie was abducted Nov. 18, 1993, and found in the August A. Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County nine days later.
Police have studied personality traits of more than 900 possible suspects, looked for links to similar crimes around the country and contacted the FBI and retired police officers to help scrutinize every angle.
A 24-hour hot line set up by police after the crime no longer exists, but Lowery urged that anyone with information call his office at 831-7000. Identities will be protected, he said.
A $95,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer still stands, Lowery said.
Angie's parents, Ronald and Diane Bone, recently moved from their duplex near the abduction site and could not be reached for comment. Caption: PHOTO
Photo headshot - Angie (Housman )
Search continues for killer of a child Angie Housman died 6 months ago; clues still being tracked.
The Kansas City Star - Saturday, May 21, 1994
Author: PRINGLE PIPKIN, St. Louis Correspondent
ST. LOUIS - Six months have passed since 9-year-old Angie Housman was kidnapped near her home, brutally attacked and left in a remote area to die.
Police have devoted a dozen investigators from the Major Case Squad, spent more than $500,000 and followed hundreds of leads through multiple states. And still, no murderer has been found.
"This case has had so many ups and downs," said Col. Robert Lowery, head of the Major Case Squad, a task force made up of police from different communities. "There has never been a day that I didn't feel we were close to solving it. " And yet, none of the tips has led to an arrest. A child molester in Florida kept newspaper clippings about Angie's death, but he didn't match physical evidence from the murder scene. A Texas man was arrested and charged with molesting a young girl a few weeks before Angie died. But he wasn't in St. Louis at the time of Angie's abduction and death.
Angie died slowly of exposure, tied to a tree. Deer hunters discovered her body in the Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County about nine days after she disappeared in late November.
Police would not release many details of her death, except to say it was one of the most brutal murders they had seen.
As time has passed, far fewer leads come into the Angie Housman hot line. Lowery recently cut the number of investigators on the case to six.
He said the reduction didn't signal a waning interest in solving the murder. The public remains concerned about the case. The local news continues its routine updates, and people in the community still talk about the tragedy when something triggers their memory.
"I can't go anywhere that people don't ask me about this," Lowery said.
But the passage of time has eased the fear of families who thought they were dealing with a serial child killer.
Shortly after Angie died, 10-year-old Cassidy Senter was kidnapped and killed around Dec. 1. Both girls disappeared from their working-class neighborhoods in north St. Louis County.
As Christmas approached, frightened parents wouldn't let their children out of their sight. Fourth- and fifth-graders couldn't even run to a friend's house across the street without their mothers watching from the front porch.
The tension broke in early February when police arrested a suspect in Cassidy's killing. Despite some similarities, the two cases were not connected. Cassidy was allegedly kidnapped and beaten to death by a neighbor.
Police suggest Angie got in the car with someone she knew, perhaps a new acquaintance. Lowery said Angie was lonely, always trying to make friends and too trusting.
"Being that type of girl, I think she could be easily enticed into a car. " Such scenarios and those of what followed have haunted the detectives working the case. Sometimes, Lowery has bumped investigators off the case because they've become too personally involved.
Detective Dan DeCarli, who has been on the case since the beginning, said the extended investigation of 10-hour and 12-hour days has been emotionally straining.
"A lot of us are family men," DeCarli said. "We have children ourselves.
"This is a case we take home with us and are constantly thinking about how we can solve it. " The latest lead was about a white man driving a white station wagon with large rust spots in the area during the time Angie was kidnapped. DeCarli said investigators were talking to people who might know something about the car, but he would not discuss details.
Lowery said they'd had one strong lead, but they didn't know yet whether it would go anywhere. Even if this one unraveled, Lowery said he would remain optimistic because of the wealth of physical evidence taken from the crime scene. That, and the outrage over the killing of a child, keeps fueling the investigation.
"This man will be caught," Lowery said. "We will never give up. " Caption: Photo
CAPTION: Angie Housman
POLICE RULE OUT CONFESSION IN THE KILLING OF ANGIE HOUSMAN PRISONER IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED A SUSPECT
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Author: Heather Ratcliffe And Jeremy Kohler Of The Post-Dispatch
Corey Lynn Fox is no longer a suspect in the slaying of 9-year-old Angie Housman despite his confession to the crime, the St. Charles County prosecuting attorney says.
Meanwhile, authorities in Jefferson County said they were considering dropping murder charges against Fox in the disappearance of Hillsboro minister Ronnie A. Bolin.
Prosecutors said they believed Fox confessed to both murders to hinder his prosecution in Madison County, where authorities are seeking the death penalty in the stabbing death of Don M. Cappel of Rosewood Heights.
Fox, 26, of St. Ann, denied killing Cappel. But in a series of jailhouse interviews after his arrest in February, he confessed to police and media to killing about a dozen people, including the late Gov. Mel Carnahan.
"He loves the stage and to be center of attention," said Madison County State's Attorney William R. Haine. "He's trying to create a diversion."
St. Charles County Attorney Jack Banas said investigators had found no evidence to support Fox's claims that he kidnapped and killed Angie Housman in 1993. "But we've independently eliminated him from his own statements," Banas said.
In early May, Banas labeled Fox a suspect in the case.
Banas said several people besides Fox had also confessed to Angie's murder. Like Fox, they wanted the notoriety of being a murderer, he said.
"It's awfully sickening to me that they want to be known for killing a 9-year-old," Banas said. "But in their world, that means something."
In May, Jefferson County authorities charged Fox with the murder in 1996 of Bolin after Fox confessed the crime to a detective.
More than three months later, authorities have been unable to verify Fox's claim that he killed Bolin. Fox told investigators where they could find Bolin's body, but investigators have yet to recover his remains.
Without any other evidence, Jefferson County authorities are considering dropping the murder charge against him.
"At this point, I'm having doubts as to his credibility," Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Wilkins said. "Until I believe beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed Ronnie Bolin, then we're not going to prosecute him."
Madison County authorities said they stood by their charges against Fox after gathering enough facts to support their case. Haine would not elaborate about the evidence.
Fox has been charged with several other felonies since he was arrested in February. He is accused of assaulting a jailer, attempting to escape and possessing a weapon in jail. Fox first petitioned the court to represent himself on the murder charge then later asked for a public defender.
On Monday, Fox filed another motion to relieve his attorneys - Dan Schattnik and John O'Gara. Fox wants again to represent himself in court.
Wilkins said investigators continued to look into Fox's story without pressure that he will be released soon.
"But since he's not going anywhere, we're just going to let him ride the docket," Wilkins said. Caption: PHOTO
Color Photo headshot - (Corey Lynn) Fox
Charged with several felonies
LEAD SURFACES IN HOUSMAN KILLING - DEATHBED CONFESSION TO NURSE COULD BE BREAKTHROUGH
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Thursday, November 20, 1997
Author: Bill Bryan ; Of The Post-Dispatch ; 1997, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
* Angie Housman , 9, disappeared Nov. 18, 1993, after she got off her school bus a half block from her home on Wright Avenue in St. Ann.
* A deer hunter found Angie's body in Nov. 27, 1993, in the August A. Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County. She had been raped and tortured.
A promising new lead, based on a deathbed confession to a nurse, has surfaced on the fourth anniversary of the torture and death of 9-year-old Angie Housman , the Post-Dispatch has learned.
The possible breakthrough is the result of statements made by Bryant Squires who, just before he died of cancer last year, told his nurse a sordid tale about his involvement in several killings, police sources said.
One of those killings was of Angie Housman .
"He wanted to make his peace with God," said a source, explaining why Squires allegedly talked about his crimes.
Angie disappeared Nov. 18, 1993, after she got off her school bus up the street from her home, on Wright Avenue in St. Ann. Nine days later, her body was found tied to a tree in woods in St. Charles County. She had been raped, tortured and denied food and water during her captivity.
She was handcuffed, and duct tape had been wrapped around her head and covered her mouth. Angie died from exposure.
"Squires said he and another man kidnapped Angie and held her for several days," said an investigator close to the case. "They knew of the St. Ann neighborhood through previous drug dealings."
The source said that after the kidnappers tied Angie to the tree, "they were scared off by a passer-by."
Investigators do not know the identity of Squires' alleged accomplice but are confident of finding out.
The accomplice could not have been Squires' close friend, Nathan D. "Danny" Williams, 37, because Williams was in prison at the time, serving a lengthy sentence for raping a child.
Williams also is awaiting trial in the slaying of a volunteer social worker in St. Louis in 1975, and he is the prime suspect in the disappearance in 1989 of 13-year-old Gina Dawn Brooks of Fredericktown.
Gina's body has never been found.
Squires told two nurses that he and Williams kidnapped Gina. He also said that Williams fatally stabbed the social worker, Laura Michele Dinwiddie, the source said. Williams was 14 at the time of that killing.
"Much of what the nurses have related from Squires has proven accurate and true," said the police source.
Squires, who also was suffering from complications of AIDS, died Sept. 18, 1996, in St. Louis at the age of 37. His nurses didn't immediately go to authorities because the stories he told were so horrible, they thought they couldn't be true, the source said.
Police learned of Squires' conversations with the nurses when St. Louis homicide detectives reopened the Dinwiddie case last year.
Florissant Police Chief Robert Lowery Sr., head of the St. Louis area Major Case Squad, said he was encouraged by the new information.
"It's a promising lead," Lowery acknowledged. "It's just as promising as any of the others."
The squad has investigated hundreds of leads and eliminated hundreds of suspects in Angie's case.
Some empty leads include:
*The disappearance of Cassidy Senter, 10, two weeks after Angie's. Many investigators suspected that case was related to Angie's. It wasn't. Cassidy's body was found nine days later in an alley in St. Louis. She had been beaten. A man living in her north St. Louis County neighborhood, Thomas L. Brooks Jr., was convicted of Cassidy's murder and sentenced to death. He wasn't involved in Angie's death, authorities believe.
*A Texan, Gary Stufflebean, became a suspect in both cases after he was linked to the sexual abuse and attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Maryland Heights on Nov. 8, 1993. He pleaded guilty in that case but was cleared of the two killings.
*A confessed child molester arrested in Bradenton, Fla., in March 1994, had newspaper clippings about Angie's death in his possession. But John Wayne Parsons was cleared of the killing.
*Another 9-year-old girl, was kidnapped and slain in Arlington, Texas, in January 1996. Again, no connection to Angie.
Investigators even checked out the eerie story of a young boy who said he was in a family of witches and witnessed Angie's death during a satanic ritual.
Each time, investigators came up empty.
"I still sincerely believe we'll solve the case," Lowery said. "I really do believe we'll eventually get the break we need." Caption: PHOTO
Photo headshot - Angie Housman
CASES AT `GROUND ZERO' - WOMAN'S KILLING INVESTIGATED WITH THOSE OF 2 GIRLS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, January 23, 1994
Author: By Kim Bell and Bill Bryan ; Of the Post-Dispatch Staff
A woman frantically called police when she saw on television the pink bedspread that had been found wrapped around Cassidy Senter's body.
After examining the bedspread and a multi-colored quilt, the woman gave police the name of someone she knew. Detectives investigating the slayings of Cassidy and Angie Housman were excited.
The tip led to a potential suspect who began to look better and better.
"We were pumped," said one detective. "Some of us really thought that we had the guy."
As happened so many times before in the frustrating investigation, police eventually dropped the man as a suspect, based on hair and saliva tests.
After more than six weeks, investigators still don't know who killed 10-year-old Cassidy or 9-year-old Angie Housman . Police don't even know if there was one killer, two killers - or more.
Detectives have interviewed hundreds of pedophiles and peeping Toms. They've questioned convicted murderers and rapists. They've even solved a string of burglaries, car thefts and assaults, thanks to leads developed during their inquiry. They've helped develop a profile of the killer.
But they haven't solved the cases - or even come close.
Theories abound. Just about every detective on the task force looking into the killings holds a different opinion. Some think it's a serial killer. Others believe the crimes were unrelated.
"It's gut-feeling kind of stuff," said one detective. "That and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee. We have no proof, yet."
And if focusing on two child murders isn't tricky enough, the task force is investigating a third homicide.
More than a month before Angie's kidnapping, someone kidnapped Amy Bohn, 20, outside a Chesterfield restaurant and killed her. The bodies of both Bohn and Angie were dumped a short distance off rural roads. Bohn and Cassidy were both beaten on the head. Those and other similarities were strong enough to spark the task force's interest.
So each morning, about 45 detectives from St. Louis County, the city and the Major Case Squad huddle at the county's police academy in Wellston for a briefing. They then break into three teams: one for each victim.
Since they started work on Dec. 9, the day Cassidy's body was found, the flood of phone tips has slowed to a trickle. An FBI computer keeps track of the information and cross-references leads. Thousands have been exhausted. Local police do the legwork, while FBI lab experts sift through the crateload of evidence shipped to Washington.
"What we're doing now is going back and doing a ground zero homicide investigation from beginning to end, all over again," said Maj. Jerry Adams, commander of the task force.
"We're making sure there wasn't something missed."
A Great Lead Fizzles
On Oct. 4, Amy Bohn left her waitress job at KC Masterpiece Barbecue and Grill in Chesterfield. Co-workers last saw her walking to her car about 10:30 p.m.
The next day, a motorist found Bohn's body, partly clothed, in a wheat field just off County Road 272 in Montgomery County, about 13 miles north of Hermann, Mo. Electrical tape bound her face and hands. Someone had killed her with a blow to the head.
Bohn's car was found a few blocks from the restaurant, with the keys still in the ignition. Droplets of blood were found inside the vehicle. Her purse lay on a hill near the restaurant.
Police quickly speculated that Bohn had left with her killer or killers and that someone had moved her car after her death to make it appear as though she'd been kidnapped. The FBI is analyzing the electrical tape.
Once again, a potentially great lead developed.
"We got a big break when we identified a palm print lifted from her car," said an investigator. "The print was that of a co-worker, and we got our hopes up."
And, once again, those hopes evaporated.
During several hours of questioning, the man admitted he'd touched or leaned against her car but insisted he had no role in her death. Police have cleared him.
An `Extremely Violent' Death
On Nov. 18, Angie Housman hopped from her school bus at the corner of Wright Avenue and St. Gregory Lane in St. Ann. The bus stop was about a block from her parents' duplex.
A fourth-grader at Ritenour's Buder School, Angie walked up the street alone, carrying her blue-and-white book bag. She never made it home.
Nine days later, a hunter found the girl's body near a wooded ravine in the August A. Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County.
Authorities have kept secret how Angie died. They refuse to divulge details, even to her parents, except to say that her death was "extremely violent." Police say disclosing such information might prompt a rash of time-consuming bogus confessions.
On the day Angie was buried, police in north St. Louis County were into the second day of their search for a another girl reported missing - Cassidy Senter. Someone abducted Cassidy on Dec. 1 as she walked to a friend's home to string Christmas lights.
Cassidy's personal alarm, a yellow device the size of a transistor radio, was found sounding shrilly in a neighbor's yard. Cassidy, a fifth-grader at Hazelwood's Garrett Elementary School, had been taught to trigger the alarm if trouble loomed.
On Dec. 9, two teen-age boys found Cassidy's body wrapped in the bedspread and quilt in a St. Louis alley. She had been beaten severely on the head.
Police formed the task force that day.
The similarities were striking. Angie and Cassidy were about the same age and height. Both vanished about the same time of day, within a block of their homes. In each case, no one had seen a thing.
As usually happens when a child is murdered, police focused first on family members and friends. They dug into the backgrounds of the girls' families, examining the drowning of a relative of Angie's and a suspicious fire that destroyed a home where Cassidy once lived.
"We brought in a guy who we think set the fire, but he's no killer," said a detective.
Immediately after the discovery of Angie's body, police questioned a man who had been convicted in a highly publicized abduction-murder more than 20 years ago. He offered an alibi as well as hair and blood samples.
Later, when Cassidy's body was found, the same man appeared at the task force office. "I knew you'd be looking for me," he said, volunteering to take a lie detector test.
For a time, investigators set their sights on Gary H. Stufflebean, an auditor who lives in Texas. He resembled a composite sketch of a man seen trying to abduct a girl in early November in Maryland Heights. Stufflebean has been charged with kidnapping but cleared in the murders.
Other suspects bobbed to the surface, one of them from St. Ann, Angie's hometown. He had served time in prison for raping a teen-age girl and binding her with tape. His former cellmate is a South County car dealer, thus fitting part of the FBI theory that the killer may have had access to several vehicles.
Investigators even located a former police officer convicted about three years ago of attempted kidnapping at Chesterfield mall. In that crime, police found a bag of lollipops, duct tape, two handguns and handcuffs in his car. The man is now on parole and living in Texas.
Investigators wound up scratching him off their list.
How Many Killers?
Some investigators believe that two men were needed to grab a girl, force her into a vehicle and drive off without drawing attention.
Others think different people killed all three; still others are convinced that the same man or men killed Angie and Cassidy, and that Bohn's case is unrelated.
When the focus was only on Angie and Cassidy, the FBI posed a question to investigators: What were the chances that two people with no connection to each other could abduct and kill two girls in a community this size?
"They felt the greatest likelihood is that it is one person, but this is not an exact science," an officer said.
So is a serial killer at work?
"Historically, statistics would show you that, generally, you wouldn't have three or four people around in one metropolitan area at the same time doing the same thing," Adams said. "But then again, that's not to say that it hasn't happened."
Police are even taking a close look at Lewis S. Lent Jr., a janitor from Massachusetts suspected in a number of abductions and killings on the East Coast. He's among several suspected serial killers across the country that task force members are investigating.
"We have to keep ourselves abreast of what's going on, if there's a possibility that that person may have traveled through here and spent maybe two months and picked up and left," Adams said.
Investigators aren't wed to one particular scenario. They don't want to risk "tunnel vision."
"I would imagine if you talked to 10 different people, experienced investigators, and asked them `How do you read this?' at least five or six would have a different opinion," said Adams.
"These are difficult cases to work on."
Meanwhile, some relatives remain optimistic. Jon Bone, Angie's stepgrandfather is convinced that police will catch the killer.
"I've got faith," he said. "There were a couple times I got my hopes up. I thought they had him."
So did the police. Caption: MAP, GRAPHIC
MAN IS 'BEST SUSPECT' IN HOUSMAN CASE
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Thursday, March 31, 1994
Author: By Kim Bell ; Of the Post-Dispatch Staff
When John Wayne Parsons left photographs of children to be developed near Tampa, Fla., he triggered a police investigation that now makes him the prime suspect in the Angie Housman murder case.
The Major Case Squad on Wednesday targeted Parsons, a 34-year-old convenience store clerk, as the focal point in the 4 1/2-month hunt for Angie's killer. Parsons was described as a free-lance roofer who once worked in the St. Louis area.
"This is the best suspect we have" in the killing of Angie Housman , a 9-year-old girl from St. Ann, said Florissant Police Chief Robert G. Lowery Sr. of the Major Case Squad.
Three St. Louis area investigators will be in Florida today; the FBI plans to analyze Parsons' hair and blood.
Earlier this month a woman who owns a film-processing store in Manatee, Fla., became suspicious about Parsons' snapshots of children in provocative poses. She told police, who raided his home in Florida and found hundreds of pornographic photos - and a tie to the Housman case.
Parsons had in his home a Post-Dispatch clipping about Angie's death and a newspaper color photograph of Angie.
Authorities also found other evidence that may tie him to the case. They refused to elaborate.
"There certainly was something about children that intrigued him," said Sheriff Charlie Wells of Manatee County, Fla.
Wells' detectives arrested Parsons March 17. He is charged with molesting a girl, 9, in his home. He was caring for the girl while her mother was in jail. They also arrested Parsons on a Missouri arrest warrant accusing him of sodomy and sexual assault of a 9-year-old in Washington County, Mo.
On Wednesday, the Major Case Squad used affidavits to obtain a court order in Manatee County for Parsons' hair and blood samples. The evidence will be sent to the FBI laboratories in Washington to compare with evidence collected at the murder scene.
After a series of ups and downs, the Major Case Squad's leaders looked upbeat Wednesday at a news conference.
But Lowery conceded that investigators have had one or two suspects they feel strongly about almost every week.
"But this one," he added, "stands out a little bit more."
Lowery said Parsons was in the St. Ann area when Angie was abducted on Nov. 18 a block from her home.
Lowery said that Parsons had lived in the Pacific, Mo., area but that he frequently was on the move. Wells said that Parsons had come to the St. Louis area for the funeral of a grandparent around the time Angie was abducted.
A deer hunter found Angie's body in a wildlife area in St. Charles County on Nov. 27 - a bitterly cold day. She had been tied to a tree and died of exposure. Authorities have released few details of her death except to say that it was extremely violent. Caption: PHOTO
Autopsy shows child's killer had AIDS - Death row inmate murdered Cassidy Senter.
Columbia Daily Tribune (MO) - Friday, July 28, 2000
Author: The Associated Press
A death row inmate convicted in a notorious St. Louis-area child murder case died of complications from AIDS and other diseases, an autopsy revealed.
Thomas Brooks, 33, was awaiting execution for killing 10-year-old Cassidy Senter of Hazlewood. He died May 16 at the Moberly Correctional Center.
Randolph County coroner John Gibbs said yesterday that an autopsy performed at the University of Missouri-Columbia showed that Brooks suffered from AIDS, liver failure, emphysema and a form of lung disease.
"He had AIDS and other conditions that were the underlying cause of his death," Gibbs said. It wasn't clear whether Brooks contracted the disease before or after his incarceration.
A Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman would say only that Brooks died of multiple causes. She would not confirm that he had AIDS.
Male death row inmates are housed at the Potosi Correctional Center in southeast Missouri, but Brooks had been transferred to Moberly for medical treatment about two months before his death.
Cassidy's disappearance in December 1993 came about a month after another child in north St. Louis County, 9-year-old Angie Housman , was kidnapped near her home. Angie's body was later found in a St. Charles County wildlife area.
The combination of the two cases set off a widespread scare that a child killer was on the loose in the St. Louis area. But the cases proved to be unrelated. Angie's killer has not been captured. Brooks was ruled out as a suspect.
Brooks, who was on parole on a robbery conviction, killed Cassidy at his sister's home in the same north St. Louis County neighborhood where Cassidy lived.
Cassidy came to the house to visit a playmate. Brooks tried to rape her, then beat her to death with a wooden bed slat when she fought his attempt. He hid the body in the basement. Eight days later, he rented a truck and drove the body to St. Louis, where he dumped it in a trash-strewn alley behind a vacant lot.
A St. Louis County jury sentenced Brooks to death in 1995 after a conviction of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed criminal action and attempted rape.
Since 1982, the first year the state tracked HIV and AIDS cases, 494 inmates have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS while in prison.
Link between murder, child-porn ring sought - Wonderland Club suspect worked near murdered girl's home
Columbia Daily Tribune (MO) - Thursday, September 17, 1998
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are checking for a possible link between a man suspected in an international child-pornography ring, his father and the unsolved killing of 9-year-old Angie Housman .
Angie disappeared Nov. 18, 1993, after getting off a school bus near her home in the St. Louis suburb of St. Ann.
A hunter found her body nine days later in a public wildlife area in nearby St. Charles County. Angie had been raped, tortured and tied to a tree in the woods, authorities said. She died of exposure.
Since then, authorities have checked hundreds of leads but have made no arrests.
The latest tip came after U.S. Customs agents seized hundreds of computer disks, videotapes and other material earlier this month from the St. Charles home of Scott Ahlemeier. He is believed to a member of the Wonderland Club, which, according to authorities, exchanged thousands of pornographic images of children via cyberspace.
Authorities believe the club has hundreds of members in more than a dozen countries.
Ahlemeier, 34, has since been charged with distributing child porn over the Internet.
Last week, Ahlemeier's father, Fred Ahlemeier III, 60, also was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after a raid at his Ellisville home.
At Fred Ahlemeier's bail hearing Tuesday, customs agent William Campbell testified that agents seized three computers and computer disks containing thousands of images of children engaged in sex acts with adults.
Agents have yet to determine whether Fred Ahlemeier is part of the Wonderland Club, Campbell said.
While conducting that investigation, authorities learned that Fred Ahlemeier's father owns an apartment complex a few blocks south of Angie's home. Fred Ahlemeier did maintenance work at the complex, St. Ann police chief Bob Schrader said.
Now St. Ann police are combing through the images taken from both of the Ahlemeiers' homes, looking for Angie's picture.
Police do not yet know if there are substantial connections between the cases. Schrader estimated it would take at least a week to look through all of the pictures.
"This whole thing is just one more lead in a whole book full of leads," Schrader said. "Finding out about the apartment complex being so near where Angie lived sent up a red flag."
AFTER 5 YEARS, ANGIE HOUSMAN CASE IS STILL BRINGING PAIN TO HER FAMILY
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Saturday, November 28, 1998
Author: Bill Bryan ; Of The Post-Dispatch
* Her mother, Diane Bone, has crying spells three or four times a week, her stepfather says. Police say they haven't given up trying to find the killer.
Five years later, Diane Bone's trauma is still fresh.
She frequently breaks down, family members say, when she thinks of her daughter, Angie Housman , and the suffering of her last days.
"It still bothers her," Ron Bone, Diane's husband and Angie's stepfather, said earlier this week.
"She has crying spells three or four times a week. Once, she tried to swallow pills and told my son she was going to kill herself."
Ronnie Bone, now 7, told his mother: "If you kill yourself, I'll never love you again," Ron Bone recalled.
The last time Diane Bone saw her daughter, Angie was a slender, smiling, trusting fourth-grader at Buder School. The blue-eyed, brown-haired girl was 9.
She disappeared the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1993, after getting off her school bus down the street from her home, on Wright Avenue in St. Ann.
Nine days later, a deer hunter found Angie's body tied to a tree in the Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County. The girl's mouth and eyes were covered with duct tape; she had been handcuffed. She had been sexually assaulted, tortured, and denied food and water during her captivity, an autopsy revealed.
She died from exposure.
Four days after the grisly discovery, a 10-year-old girl disappeared near Bridgeton. Parents in the St. Louis metropolitan area were in a near panic. They walked their kids to bus stops. Children's safety became the most important topic of the day.
That missing girl, Cassidy Senter, was found dead eight days after her disappearance. Her killer was arrested and convicted. He's now on death row, but authorities don't suspect him in Angie's murder.
Angie's killer, or killers, remain unknown. Despite an intense investigation headed by the St. Louis Area Major Case Squad, the case has never been solved.
Many of the hundreds of leads looked promising, but each one fizzled. Florissant Police Lt. Robert Lowery Jr. of the Major Case Squad estimated that 500 men have been ruled out as suspects.
"We've eliminated a ton of people (as suspects)," Lowery said. "We've left no stone unturned."
To be sure, Lowery and other law enforcement officers on the case have scheduled a meeting this week to discuss strategies for renewing the investigation.
"We're going to re-examine everything," Lowery said. "We haven't given up. . . . We still plan on solving this case." Caption: PHOTO
Photo headshot - Angie Housman disappeared the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1993, after getting off her school bus down the street from her home, on Wright Avenue in St. Ann.
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MISSING 9-YEAR-OLD FOUND DEAD - BODY OF GIRL DISCOVERED IN WILDLIFE AREA
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, November 28, 1993
Author: By Kim Bell ; Of the Post-Dispatch Staff ; Tommy Robertson of the Post-Dispatch staff contributed information to this story.
The 10-day search for Angie Marie Housman ended Saturday morning when a deer hunter found the child's body near a wooded ravine in the August A. Busch Wildlife area in St. Charles County, police say.
"Our worst fears have materialized," said Sgt. Robert Lowery Jr., deputy commander of the St. Louis Major Case Squad.
"We feel very confident this is Angie Housman . I'm about 100 percent convinced it is the right girl. Now this is a homicide investigation," he said.
The hunter found the body of the 9-year-old St. Ann girl at 11:15 a.m. on a bitterly cold day, just west of Miller School Road near Highway 94 and just south of U.S. Highway 40 (Interstate 64), police said.
Debbie Skaggs of St. John, Angie's aunt, said police told her that Angie had been shot in the hand.
"They said she had to have been killed by someone she knew," Skaggs said.
Skaggs is the sister of Angelo D'Andrea, Angie's biological father. D'Andrea is a mechanic in the moving business, Skaggs said. "He's fallen to pieces," she said. "My brother will not stop until he finds out who did this."
At 4 p.m., Angie's stepfather, Ron Bone, and other family members left the St. Ann police station and hurriedly got into a car. Bone's hand shook violently as he held a cigarette in the back seat.
"We can't talk," said Bone, 34.
The girl was last seen about 4 p.m. Nov. 18, a Thursday, when she hopped from her school bus and walked north on Wright Avenue toward her parents' duplex.
Almost from the outset, police thought the girl had been abducted as she walked the half-block from the bus stop to her home in the 3500 block of Wright Avenue.
Lowery, a Florissant police sergeant, declined to say how the girl died or what she was wearing when her body was found. He said he didn't know whether the girl had been sexually assaulted.
"We don't have any suspects," Lowery said. "We hope the crime scene will give us some."
While police say they're certain Angie's body was found, they still need to make a positive identification through an autopsy and other tests, which should be conducted Sunday.
All along police had been optimistic the child would be found alive, Lowery said - even as the search for her became more desperate.
Saturday afternoon, Jon and Jeanette Bone, the parents of Angie's stepfather, visited Angie's parents, Ron and Diane Bone.
Jon Bone, who lives in Woodson Terrace, said a neighbor came to the house after 2 p.m. and told them she had heard on television that Angie might have been found. A St. Ann police car then pulled up to the house and took the family to the police station.
Jon Bone said the police told them: "There's a person who's been found. There's no positive ID. There's a very good possibility it might be her."
The family returned home from the station and hurried inside the single-story home. A sign from Angie's classmates at Ritenour's Buder school, where she was a fourth-grader, decorated a front window.
"Come home Angie, we miss you," said a large sign on the front door.
St. Ann canine officer Kevin Jacobs was stationed outside to help the family keep their privacy.
Earlier Saturday, Ron Bone had been trying to get names of people who might have had information about Angie's disappearance. A neighbor had driven Diane Bone to the bank and to a store to pay for Christmas toys on layaway for Angie and her 2-year-old brother, Ronnie. The little boy spent part of the afternoon staring out the front window as reporters gathered in the street.
"Diane had been at the station earlier this morning," Jon Bone said. "She had been in such a state that the wife and I thought it would be good for her to get out of the house."
Earlier Saturday, Jeanette Bone said family members were trying to keep their hopes up.
Police stopped at the Bones' home earlier in the morning to get more of Angie's clothing, Jeanette Bone said.
"The police aren't telling us very much," one of Ron Bone's brothers told a reporter on the telephone.
Sgt. Jim Mantle of the St. Ann police department said late Saturday that the Bones hadn't seen the body.
The Rev. Wally Jones, pastor of the Fee Fee Baptist Church, was with the family, Mantle said.
"Just tell them that justice will be done," Mantle told the pastor before he left for the Bones' house.
During the search for Angie, police used dogs and helicopters equipped with infrared sensors. As many as 40 officers from St. Louis County searched the banks of Cold Water Creek and five parks around St. Ann.
The FBI and other law agencies participated in the search. Detectives from the Major Case Squad tracked hundreds of tips.
Last week, police were trying to determine whether the girl's disappearance might have been connected to an attempted abduction in Maryland Heights on Nov. 8.
In that case a man grabbed an 11-year-old girl who looked similar to Angie just after she got off her school bus.
The girl managed to pull free and run away.
Angie was last seen carrying a blue-and-white Christian Hospital Northeast book bag. She wore blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a long hooded pink overcoat.
Barely 5 feet tall, Angie had blue eyes, brown hair and a cheerful personality, her mother said. She recently spoke of her child's bright smile as she came home from school.
As darkness fell Saturday evening, Jon Bone, a hulking man with broad shoulders, stood on the front porch of Angie's house.
"We've gotten a lot of help from people we don't even know," Jon Bone said. "What we needed was a little more help." Caption: PHOTO, MAP
(1) Color Photo by Wendi Fitzgerald/Post-Dispatch - Jon Bone, step-grandfather of Angie Marie Housman, stands outside the girl's home in St. Ann, after hearing that a body found Saturday in St. Charles County is almost certainly hers. (2) Color Photo Headshot of Angie Marie Housman - Disappeared 10 days ago (3) Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr./Post-Dispatch - Police detectives and sheriff's deputies near the scene in the August A. Busch Wildlife area in St. Charles County, where a body believed to be Angie Marie Housman's was found on Saturday. (4) Color Map - Post-Dispatch map showing the place where Angie Marie Housman's body was found near Miller School Road in the Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County. A second map ran showing the area of detail and the location of Angie's home in St. Ann, St. Louis County, also ran.
FBI AGENTS JOIN SEARCH FOR MISSING 9-YEAR-OLD - THOUGHTS OF CHE SIMS CASE HAUNT SERGEANT
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, November 21, 1993
Author: By Kim Bell ; Of the Post-Dispatch Staff
Seven FBI agents were working Saturday with St. Ann police on the disappearance of 9-year-old Angie Marie Housman, who is presumed to have been kidnapped after she got off a school bus three days ago.
St. Ann Police Sgt. Jim Mantle said a crew of nearly 20 law enforcement officers started fresh - but uncovered little new information by nightfall.
"Is she alive? My gut reaction is, `I don't know,' " Mantle said.
"Every time a creek or woods are mentioned, Che Sims flashes through your mind. That was very devastating on everyone."
Che Sims was the 12-year-old honor student from Breckenridge Hills who was abducted Sept. 17, 1990, then raped and slain along a creek bed near her home. Two young men have been convicted of Che's murder and two others are awaiting trial.
With little else to go on, police searching for Angie have gone to the creek where Che died, to area parks and woods near Angie's home.
Copies of the fourth-grader's school picture are on "Missing" fliers posted in nearly every shop along St. Charles Rock Road.
Angie, who attended Ritenour's Buder School, was last seen about 4 p.m. Thursday. She had just left a school bus and was beginning to walk north on Wright Avenue toward her pfamily's duplex, about eight doors away.
A police dog tracked her scent along Wright Avenue, then lost it about halfway to her home, Mantle said. The dog had gone to work about 18 hours after Angie disappeared.
"We don't know if the wind blew the scent away in that time, or if she got into a car at that spot," Mantle said.
"She couldn't just vanish. We don't know what happened."
The FBI reinterviewed Angie's friends and family Saturday. Angie's mother, Diane Bone, said that Angie was happy and wouldn't leave on her own.
"I'm just hoping the FBI will come through," Diane Bone said.
Police got about 300 calls Friday about Angie's case. Some reported suspicious people, but police said they exhausted all the leads.
However, police were still looking for a man who on Nov. 8 tried to grab an 11-year-old Maryland Heights girl who looks similar to Angie. Caption: PHOTO, MAP
(1) Photo Headshot - Angie Housman (2) Map by Post-Dispatch - WHERE ANGIE DISAPPEARED Showing area where the school bus stopped to drop Angie off about 4 p.m. Thursday; Angie's home on Wright Avenue is a few blocks away.
POLICE FOLLOW HEARTS IN CASE OF MISSING GIRL - SEARCH GETS SPECIAL TREATMENT AS AN `OBLIGATION' TO A CHILD
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Wednesday, November 24, 1993
Author: By Daniel R. Browning and Kim Bell ; Of the Post-Dispatch Staff
About 40 police officers from St. Louis County searched the banks of Cold Water Creek and five parks around St. Ann on Tuesday looking for clues to the disappearance of 9-year-old Angie Marie Housman. They found nothing.
Angie vanished about 4 p.m. Thursday in the four blocks between her school bus stop and her home in the 3500 block of Wright Avenue in St. Ann.
Ron Bone, 34, the girl's stepfather, said police were interrogating family members. He said he took a lie detector test Monday. "I told 'em if they want me to take one, I'll take one," Bone said in an interview Tuesday. "It doesn't matter."
Bone, an auto mechanic at the Sears store in Northwest Plaza, said he last saw Angie at 8 a.m. Thursday when he left for work. He got home just after 5 p.m. and found that she had never returned home from school, he said.
"She's been my daughter since she was 1," Bone said. "I'm hanging on to her as my daughter, and she calls me Dad."
Angie's mother, Diane Bone, 29, spent nearly four hours Tuesday morning at the police station, Ron Bone said. He said his wife was exhausted afterward and went to sleep.
Bone said he understood that police must investigate the family, if only to rule out his wife and him as suspects.
St. Ann police, the St. Louis Major Case Squad, the FBI and the St. Louis County Municipal Mobile Response Team were on the case Tuesday.
This is only the second time in 28 years that the Major Case Squad has stepped into something other than a murder investigation. The first exception was in 1967, when a 13-year-old girl was raped in Maplewood.
The Angie Housman case "does not fit the criteria of the Major Case Squad rules, but we went with our hearts and not with the written law of the bylaws," said the head of the squad, Florissant Police Chief Robert Lowery. "We're all fathers, some of us grandfathers, and we thought we had an obligation to this 9-year-old girl."
Lowery insisted that the case was being handled as a missing person case but said he hopes the Major Case Squad's involvement does not set a precedent.
"This is not your run-of-the-mill missing person case," he said.
"A kid's usually gone to a neighbor's house and shows up in 24 hours. Here, it's been five days. It seems different. It seems to me something dreadful has happened."
As detectives with the Major Case Squad tracked down hundreds of tips, the countywide Mobile Response Team slogged through nearby woods and parks in search of Angie's school bag or any other evidence.
"America's Most Wanted" broadcast Angie's picture Tuesday night, and St. Ann sent a police officer to Washington to field phone calls and tips from viewers.
Tim Gaeng, whose daughter, Jenny, 7, and son, Jeff, 9, ride Angie's bus, said neighborhood parents were working out an agreement to meet the children at the bus stop and walk them home.
"It's hard to even believe she could disappear that fast," Gaeng said. "We just watch every move the kids make now."
Ron Bone walked three children home Tuesday.
Scott Walters, 11, a fifth-grader who rides Angie's bus, cut across a neighbor's lawn by himself after school Tuesday. He told a reporter: "We all know Angie. They're all talking about how we want her back real bad. She's our friend."
Meanwhile, Angie's family is trying to stay positive.
Jeanette Bone, Angie's stepgrandmother, said psychics "are the only ones keeping our hopes alive."
Ron Bone said: "They started calling us Friday, then Saturday, then Sunday. We didn't really ask them - they just started calling. According to the psychics, she's alive. She's dressed warm. And they are feeding her."
One woman dreamed that Angie was in trouble but said Angie was afraid to come home because she feared she would be spanked.
"We just want her to know - if anyone can get a message to her - she isn't in any trouble," Jeanette Bone said.
"She isn't going to get spanked." Caption: PHOTO, MAP
(1) Color Photo by Scott Dine/Post-Dispatch - Police officers search Cold Water Creek in St. Ann on Tuesday for Angie Marie Housman, 9, of St. Ann. She disappeared Thursday. Angie remained missing Tuesday. (2) Color Photo by Scott Dine/Post-Dispatch - Ron Bone (right), Angie Marie Housman's stepfather, talks Tuesday with Tony Thomas, a neighbor. Thomas' children often play with Angie. (Appeared in Three Star edition.) (3) Color Map by Anthony E. Glover/Post-Dispatch - AREA OF SEARCH
OK, hope all of that helps.
Police learn serial killer had alibi in girl's slaying
Columbia Daily Tribune (MO) - Wednesday, January 12, 2000
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have all but ruled out a confessed serial killer as the person who kidnapped and murdered a St. Louis girl more than six years ago.
Tom Sells, 35, was incarcerated in Huttonsville, W.Va., when Angie Housman was abducted from her suburban St. Louis home and killed, police found out yesterday.
"So that pretty much eliminates him," said chief Bob Schrader of the St. Ann police department in suburban St. Louis.
Sells, who was being held after last week's slaying of a Texas girl, was under suspicion in the Housman case because of his St. Louis roots. His mother and brother live in O'Fallon, which is near where Housman's body was found.
Authorities were still checking Sells' fingerprints to see if he is linked to any other crime, Schrader said.
Housman was abducted near her St. Ann home on Nov. 18, 1993. Her body was discovered nine days later in a wildlife refuge area.
Sells, a drifter, has admitted to killing almost a dozen people nationwide, Schrader said. Texas authorities were keeping him in custody in Del Rio.
UMFF - THANKS for posting all this. I have copied and saved this. I read through it all just now, and Wow. So many leads that didn't pan out. I hope they do continue to run the prints and all through the databases regularly. It is hard to believe that the monster who did this never did anything else.
All kinds of hugs!
can i use to express my gratitude for you posting these full articles.
Yes, they help tremendously in filling in some missing puzzle pieces.......they show several paths, LE has walked down since then.
I have found a lot of information in these postings that i have pondered.
And I am going to be re reading them again..............there are some things i wanna ask...................Our A card, is the fact they collected a WEALTH OF INFORMATION at the crime scene, to match with the MONSTER whom did this, but it also will eliminate those DEMONS, as they mentioned, will confess to the crime they didnot commit.............
..........i cannot prove it, but i am 99.9 percent sure, this person left calling cards at the scene.......so there will be no doubt ABOUT it, whom did it, once they are caught..........i would not be surprise, if a letter or note from the person whom left her there, was found, attached to angel Angie.......just from reading those articles........i can surmise about the crime scene, about what was there, found by the DEER HUNTER?......which I WILL ASSUME NOW, this deer hunter has been cleared.....I will go back through these, and post any questions i have to each at the end of the posting.
But the crime scene itself.........handcuffed to the tree,and was her back against the tree, and her arms pulled back around the tree, and were her ankles chained also, was some kind of chained used"? tape over the eyes and mouth, her head i assume was, and mouth perhaps was wrapped around the tree, was it Grey tape? like electrical tape? and the one early on article mentioned, she had also been shot in the hand?...I have doubts about that, though i don't know why...........I dont sense she was naked either, for in the killers mind, that would have made death come even sooner, and he wanted it last, though she mayhad been barefoot? just an assumption speculation on my part.......................did angie when found, was her head shaved?, hair cut off?
Im still 99.9 percnet sure, there was a note of somekind left there........and was her waist taped arouund the tree also, with cut marks showing?
We may never know, the answers to the above, for only LE whom arrived on the scene, and the autopsy report would know.
But i Asked those questions, in hopes of establishing a connection, through confirmation and validation, since most of the crime scene evidence has not been released to this day!
But to answere your question
YES!!!........these helped very much!!