Angela Lee Freeman

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Angela, circa 1993;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 34 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 10, 1993 from Petal, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 16, 1976
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 108 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Angela is right-handed. Her nickname is Angie. She has a scar below her left knee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a white t-shirt and jeans or shorts.
  • Medical Conditions: Angela was four months pregnant at the time of her September 1993 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Angela was last seen in the parking lot of the Pizza Hut restaurant in her hometown of Petal, Mississippi at approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 10, 1993. She was speaking with her former boyfriend at the time. Angela's silver 1984 Honda Accord hatchback was discovered abandoned, with the windows rolled down, at the Old Mahned Bridge over the Leaf River in Perry County, Mississippi at approximately 6:40 a.m. that morning. A photograph of the Honda is posted below this case summary. A pool of liquid on the ground near the car that police initially thought was transmission fuel; it turned out to be blood, and DNA testing proved that the blood belonged to Angela. More blood was in the car itself. Days later, tracking dogs brought to the bridge found one of Angela's white Keds slip-on sneakers in the tall weeds near where the car had been parked. The other shoe was beyond a locked gate leading to a private camp. Angela's purse and keys were never found, and a search of the Leaf River turned up no sign of a body.

    Angela is not believed to have left of her own accord. She made a car payment and a layaway purchase shortly before her disappearance and bought groceries, which would make no sense if she was planning to run away. She also left behind a paycheck for over two hundred dollars. Angela's parents suspect that a man who was seen washing his truck in Gulfport, Mississippi at 2:00 a.m. the morning Angela vanished was involved in her disappearance. He had been hunting near the Old Mahned bridge earlier. He has never been located or identified.

    Angela had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and she was studying for her GED. She wanted to become an X-ray technician or a nurse. She had moved out of her parents' home and was living with a roommate at the time that she vanished. She worked at the Krystal restaurant on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Angela's mother and stepfather stated that, although she was not close to them, she would not have left the area without telling them where she was going.

    Foul play is suspected in Angela's disappearance. Her family has criticized the police investigation into her case; authorities originally treated Angela as a runaway in spite of the blood found near her car, although they are now investigating the case as a criminal matter. Her loved ones believe she was murdered and they think they know who killed her, but they have not publicly released the individual's name. Angela's mother held a memorial service for her in 2002. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Above: Freeman's car

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Petal Police Department
    601-544-5331

    OR
    Perry County Sheriff's Office
    601-964-8461

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Garden of Missing Children
    Angela Lee Freeman Endangered Missing
    The Hattiesburg American
    Angela Freeman Speaks to her Killer
    The Doe Network
    Rewards TV
    The Clarion-Ledger

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 23, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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