Details of Disappearance Angela was last seen by her husband, Robert Hudson, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 20, 2001 at her residence of the 9700 block of NC700 in Ruffin, North Carolina. She lived in a rural area and the only place within walking distance was a small convenience store, but she left her car behind. She has never been heard from again.
Angela filed for divorce shortly before her disappearance; she went missing on the day her second meeting with her divorce attorney was scheduled. She missed that appointment. She had gotten a restraining order against Robert, but as Robert was a cabinet-maker and his workshop was attached to the Hudson home, the judge allowed him to be at the workshop during working hours without being in violation of the order.
Robert was the last person to see Angela. He said he was in his workshop when Angela told him she had to go "do something." After walking her two children to the school bus stop, she left the house on foot and never returned. When her children returned home from school, she wasn't there.
Angela and her children had planned on having a relative over for dinner, and the relative had been trying to get in touch with them, but couldn't because Angela's phone wasn't working. Finally she just over there and found Angela gone. The meal was lying half-prepared in the kitchen.
Angela left all her belongings behind at her residence, including her car, purse, jewelry, eyeglasses and medication. Her family describes her as a devoted mother who would have never left her children without someone to care for them, not even during a flare-up of her bipolar disorder. Robert was not the children's father and he did not want to support them.
Angela grew up in Arizona. Her family describes her as a very private person who kept things to herself, and they stated she had a pattern of getting involved in abusive relationships. Her case remains unsolved.
- Rockingham County Sheriff
Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 26, 2018; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.