A young woman is abducted from a payphone while talking with her fiancé just seven blocks away.

Angela Hammond


Gender: Female
DOB: 2/9/71
Height: 4’11” to 5’
Weight: 120 to 140 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Remarks: A $16,000 reward is being offered for leads in this case. Abductor was a filthy, bearded man who wore glasses and overalls. He drove a late 1960s or early 1970s two-tone green Ford pickup truck.  The back window was completely covered by a decal of a fish jumping out of water.


Clinton, Missouri is a quiet farming town in the heart of America. Normally, the peaceful region feels insulated from big city crime. But that sense of security was shattered after a popular young woman was abducted and possibly murdered.

The man drove off with Angela

Angela Hammond was an outgoing 20-year-old known to everyone as Angie. Her fiancé, Rob Shafer, was a star athlete in high school. When he gave Angie a diamond engagement ring, he promised to always take care of her.

Following a barbecue on the evening of April 4, 1991, Angie dropped Rob off at his house and said that she would call him a few hours later. According to Rob:

“That was about ten o’clock. I was going to meet her back uptown as soon as my mom got home. I was watching my little brother at the time. And she called later on that night.”

As promised, Angie called Rob about an hour later from a payphone in the center of town. She was just seven blocks from his home. According to Rob, Angie mentioned a truck had circled the block a few times:

“She said it was an older model green Ford pickup truck.”

Angie was unconcerned until the truck parked by the phone booth. Then the call took a disturbing turn:

“He used the phone next to her, got back in his truck, and looked at something with a flashlight. She described the flashlight to me over the phone. He was looking for something. I had her ask him if he needed to use the phone. Maybe the other phone was broken. And he said, no, he’d try again in a minute. Then we just talked about other things. We weren’t too worried about it. And that’s when I heard her scream on the phone.   I heard her scream. The only thing that went through my mind was getting up there and finding out what the hell was going on.   I just dropped the phone and ran out of the house. I didn’t hang the phone back up, and just headed up there.

As Robbie was driving towards the pay phone, a pick up truck sped past in the other direction:

“Somebody yelled out the window, “Robbie!” That’s how I knew it was them.”

Were other reported abductions related?

Rob turned around on the street and chased the pickup through downtown. But he didn’t realize that when he threw his car into reverse, the transmission had been severely damaged. Rob said that he chased the pick up for two miles before the transmission failed:

“It started dying as I was making my right turn. This guy turned off to the right. All I saw was his brake lights and dust.”

Marsha Cook is Angie’s mother:

“Rob blamed himself for it because he always told her he’d be there to take care of her. And he tried. He did everything that could be done. Nobody blames him, but I think he thinks that people blame him.”

Rob said that he often still thinks of that night:

“The beginning is the hardest because you know you were close enough to get him, but you just didn’t get the job done. And you still wake up at nights, wondering where she’s at, wondering what happened, wondering if anybody’s still looking.   You’re just wondering all the time.”

The suspect’s truck had a decal on the window

Angie’s kidnapping sent shock waves through the town. The police and citizens searched far and wide, by both air and land, but found nothing. The best hope for cracking the case rested on locating the pick up truck.   According to Detective Damon Parsons of the Clinton Police Department:

“We had some assistance from the Missouri state highway patrol that did a computer search on all registered vehicles. Through their help, we had 1,600 possibilities that we had to check as far as color and whether they had any mural in the back window.”

But none of the possibilities were a match. The police had based their investigation on Rob Shafer’s testimony. And when no witnesses could back up his story, Rob himself became a suspect. But Angie’s mother, Marsha, said she never suspected him:

“I think it was natural that people wondered, ‘Did the boyfriend do it?’ But my feeling was, I’ve known the kid all his life, and I never doubted for a minute that he had anything to do with it.”

Within a week, Rob was cleared. Shortly after, police connected Angie’s abduction to two other unsolved cases within a hundred-miles of Clinton. The first had occurred three months earlier near Macks Creek, Missouri.

On January 19,1991, forty-two-year-old Trudy Darby was working alone in a convenience store. She called her son to report a suspicious man loitering outside.   Trudy’s son hurried to the store but found it deserted after just ten minutes. Two days later, Trudy was found on a riverbank ten miles from the store. She had been fatally shot twice in the head.

Angie’s kidnapping stunned the community

About a month later, 30-year-old Cheryl Ann Kenney was reported missing in Nevada, Missouri, roughly 70 miles from where the body of Trudy Darby had been found. On February 28, 1991, Cheryl Ann had also vanished from a convenience store where she worked. She has not been seen since. Then, less than one month after that, Angie Hammond was abducted.   Det. Parsons thinks the three cases are linked:

“If Angela is found, it might provide a link that relates to, for example, Trudy Darby. Or if Cheryl’s found, maybe that will be a connection to Trudy Darby and how she was murdered.”

Authorities suspected that a serial killer was on the loose in west-central Missouri.   Angie’s mother Marsha said that she just wants answers:

“If anybody out there sees anything, if they could put themselves in our place and know how we feel and how heart-wrenching it is that she was taken. Even if the guy that took her sees this, if he would just call and let them know what he did with her.”

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season four with Robert Stack and in season six with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.



  1. Sharon

    I come from this area and it is a wild desolate area where a body could never be found. I do not think that the Springfield Three had anything to do with the disappearance of the others. The town of Clinton is a long way from Nevada and it would take a troller to know these cities are connected but there is not connection. The town of Clinton is far away and to the east of Nevada. I think the Clinton abduction is a “lone” abduction. The one in Nevada is another story entirely because that is right off the “now” interstate. That interstate is responsible for many fatalities and very bad people roam that eerie road because there is so much vacant land where a body could never be found. Many woods and much vacant land in between. That interstate has no roadside parks on it due to all the weirdos that stay trolling on that road. That is old 71 highway that used to be State owned and now it is I-49 which is now an Interstate. I know all this area and in between like the back of my hand and know where there is all vacant land in between all these little towns.


  2. Doug Dickens

    I first heard about this case, when it was first aired on unsolved mysteries with Robert Stack when I was in my late teens or early twenties.This case has haunted me since then and I am forty six now, I don’t know why I didn’t know the family at all. I think the reason is I can put myself in Rob shoes, although I can not relate to the way he would be feeling while trying to save his fiancee. I think I know I would feel being that close to saving her but not actually being able to. I don’t think he had anything to do with the disappearance, due to the fact that he tore his transmission trying to save her and the fact that they were on the phone at the time. The phone call can be traced back to the payphone by looking at the phone records during the time of the abduction. As far as the her being out that late was stupid because it was unsafe as I just read in a reply, you have to remember that during the eighties it was a different time, back then it was a lot safer than it is now, you could let your kids go walking down the street to a friends house and not have to worry about them being abducted like you do now. Sure the danger was still there just not as common as it is now, so she would of perceived it being safe. I check on this case often to hopefully find out the case was solved on day.


  3. Gingwil

    I think Rob did it; why would she drop him off and then go to a pay phone call him? that is stupid. Rob shows up and then his car breaks and can’t save her. I think the parents trust him too much.
    If Rob followed the truck why didn’t he get a tag number or part of one.

    No girl should be out that late on a pay phone; it is NEVER safe to walk around like that.

    stories like these have made me never let my ids run loose or alone so it saved our lives.


    • Clinton Alum

      I used to live in Clinton & I knew Angie and Rob. 27 yrs ago, it was still very common to use a pay phone. The pay phone she was using was just a couple blocks from The Square. Even on a Thurs night, there would be kids / young adults hanging out and cruising around. 1991 was a different time. It was a safe time. It was common to leave doors and cars unlocked. Clinton was a small town. Clinton was a sleepy town. Clinton was a safe town, even at night. We didn’t really have crime back then. Nothing serious anyway.

      The pay phones were in the open in the Safeway parking lot there at the intersection. She was checking with her huny as promised, as he was going to meet her back up on the Square when him mom got home.
      This was in 1991, not present day, so stop and think before you open your mouth and say something stupid.
      Oh wait, too late.


  4. Kelly Bien

    I think Larry Dewayne Hall killed her


  5. JM

    This case is always on my mind when I get on the Unsolved Mysteries website. I wish that whoever took Angela would come forward and at the very least tell the family where she is so they can have some closure. I cannot even imagine what her family, not to mention Rob, has had to endure all these years. They need this solved. Also, this happened when cell phones were not a part of communication, and Clinton being a small town, I’m sure she felt safe calling from the phone booth. Don’t blame her for her own disappearance. There are plenty of psycho’s out there. The blame needs to go to the abductor. Also, I know just by watching the episode that Rob had absolutely no part in her abduction. You could see in his eyes he was devastated.


  6. Common Sense

    Those claiming that asking why Angela was making a call from a payphone late at night is “blaming the victim” are absolutely brain-dead. Unfortunately, this is common today in our culture, to justify stupidity and lack of common sense. We’re living in a culture of irresponsibility.

    Angela had no legitimate reason to be at that payphone late at night, at a time when there would hardly be anyone around. At 11:15PM that part of the city would be almost completely dead. This isn’t NYC. Even Downtown Chicago is fairly dead at that hour, which is why muggings and rapes still occur in that area without there being any witnesses to those crimes. Even Chicago cops advise extreme caution and to absolutely avoid walking around alone in those parts of Downtown where there is not much pedestrian activity after dark.

    Angela’s bizarre behavior was the height of stupidity and lack of common sense. Why would she need to use a payphone when Rob’s home was only 7 blocks away?? Why couldn’t she have just stopped by his house? Even if she didn’t want to do that for whatever reason, why couldn’t she have called him from her own home?

    She demonstrated very poor judgment, for which there is no excuse. Decent parents always advise their children to not talk to strangers and don’t go out alone late at night. This is called COMMON SENSE.

    With all the rapes, abductions and murders that plague our society, a problem that was just as bad in the 1980s as it is now, intelligent people exercise their common sense in order to avoid potential problems.

    Do you know why most women avoid potentially dangerous situations after dark, such as walking alone down a dark alley or going out to bars and nightclubs alone? Because they know its to their benefit to be safe than sorry.

    How many times on Unsolved Mysteries have there been cases where someone goes out late at night and end up getting assaulted or worse? Like the case of the young guy who lived in the safer part of West Hollywood, which is a very active and densely populated area, and decided to drive to his bank to use the ATM two blocks away at 12AM and ended up being abducted and murdered. He couldn’t have waited to deposit his paycheck in the morning, like his roommate had advised him? Was it really worth the risk of using the ATM that late?

    Again, Rob’s house was just 7 blocks away from the payphone and there was no emergency that required her to use a payphone instead of calling from her own home. Her car had broken down. Considering the fact that her conversation with Rob was just small talk and not concerning anything so pressing that she couldn’t wait to get home first and then call, there was no need for her to take such a risk. With the insanely high rates of rape and sexual violence in our society, there is simply no excuse for putting oneself in such potentially fatal situations when there is no emergency.

    The fact that a few mentally deficient individuals here ignore these facts and insist that any criticism of Angela is “blaming the victim” demonstrates quite clearly that they are incapable of understanding the difference between rational criticism and irrational slander.

    We are all responsible for our actions. If Angela had used common sense and called Rob from her house (to let him know she got home safe) or just went over to his house, which was less than a 10 minute drive from the payphone she was using, she wouldn’t have become a victim to begin with.

    The fact is Angela had no legitimate reason to be using a payphone late at night in an area that is practically dead at that hour. Again, this isn’t NYC or Chicago, That part of town is like a ghost town after 9-10PM.


    • becky

      I grew up in Clinton and know both Angela & Rob. Angela did not live in Clinton. She lived in a neighboring small town that was likely 20-30 minutes away. There were no cell phones then and we used pay ones all the time. She was being responsible by using the payphone. And everyone hangs out on the square, just 2 blocks away ( and the police station is right there). Rob is totally innocent. He was at school the next week and totally in a daze, it was unreal. Whoever took her was not from the area, or someone would’ve recognized the truck. Everybody knows everybody in this area. People left their doors unlocked. So people stop blaming Rob and stop blaming Angela. They did nothing wrong.


    • Jacob alewine

      I don’t agree with your statement no one is especting something like that to happen and for a girl it makes it almost impossible to defend herself


    • DW

      I think people who live in small towns are naive and small minded enough to think that things like abductions only happen in big cities. There’s no place that’s completely safe!


    • Rude

      Whether she made poor decisions or not, the fact of the matter is that she is a victim of a crime and the criminal needs to be brought to justice. Your words are incredibly insensitive. Honestly without tact is just cruelty. Crimes like this do set an example for others (don’t go out late at night, don’t talk to strangers, etc). However, there was still a victim and she deserves justice. Use your head next time and don’t look like such an a**.


    • Kelly Hartford

      Thank you so much for that lecture! How much do we owe you? Or was it free?
      You truly sound like some entitled prick who is always trying to correct people and tell it like really is.
      I know that type all too well.
      There are so many holes in your accusations I don’t even know where to begin.
      You Obviously are not from that area, probably never even so much as driven through the state of Arkansas. So how do you know that town was completely dead at that time? Not like it was 3am.
      You keep saying that she should have just gone to see him or just gone home and called from there. But all of that is nothing more than your opinion.
      How do you know that she even had a working phone at home?? This was the early 90’s. Phone bills back then were extremely expensive and sometimes hard to pay and keep up with. How do you even know where she lived? According to another person on here, she lived 30 miles away. For all you know that could have been a long distance call from her house and she was trying to keep from doing that. Or maybe by the time she got home it would’ve been too late to call him. It could have been a number of things.
      I’ve lived in both very large cities and very rural small towns, and there is definitely a vast difference when it comes to what’s going on around there at 11pm. So, unless you have lived in that very town before then you have no idea what her surroundings even looked like at that time.
      I think we all get your point on common sense, but it also differs drastically in many different situations.
      Thanks anyway though.


    • Thomas Paine

      It was you, wasn’t it? “She had no legitimate reason to be there…”


    • Rebecca L

      You say “we are all responsible for our actions”, then surely this must apply to the evil, diabolical piece of scum who abducted this young lady? And yet, there is no mention of this. Everything you have written is castigating her actions: “she should have done this” and “why did she do that?”. This is indeed blaming the victim – the onus should be on the wicked man who abducted her, and him alone. Your words are at best unhelpful, at worst, nasty. Yes, of course we should all take every precaution we can to try and ensure our safety but anyone can be a victim of any crime, anywhere and at any time. I can only pray your harsh, unsympathetic words do not come back to haunt you.


    • Heather

      People can take every single precaution imaginable, but that still doesn’t mean that they are 100% guaranteed not to become a victim. Bad things don’t just happen in the middle of the night, they can happen in broad daylight with witnesses around. You could be sitting in your car, minding your own business, and the next thing you know a guy hops in and takes you hostage. You’re probably one of those people who are so high and mighty that you just know everything though, and nothing like this could ever happen to you because you are just so perfect. Judging by your ignorance you’re probably too young to understand that things were different back then. People were more trusting, less paranoid that danger could be lurking around every corner, doors went unlocked, etc, etc. I grew up with shows like these and others like it, which gave me a healthy fear of the unknown, but I’m sure Angela probably didn’t have that luxury, at least not to the extent that I did. Angela was only 20 years old at the time, and probably thought that since she was on the phone with her boyfriend she was relatively safe. Rob was close, and if anything did go wrong, hopefully he’d be able to reach her in time. It’s easy to look back at it and say what Angela should or shouldn’t have done differently, but YOU weren’t there, SHE was, and blaming the victim is not only unfair, but it shows your utter lack of compassion. I sincerely hope that the people who knew and loved Angela never suffer the misfortune of reading your insensitive comment, and others like it, because they have suffered enough already. You should be ashamed of yourself.


      • Sharon JEpson

        Back in 1991 was the beginning of the cellphone and computer era. Many things may have happened before that but I call that time the end of the age of innocence. Back in the 50’s we never used to be scared to walk places or go someplace alone. These kind of things just did not happen. What happened back during the 70’s that made us be this way? The age of innocence is now gone and it seems so sad. Her boyfriend had nothing to do with this. No one in this area did or else he would have been found along with his pickup. Whomever it was high tailed it out of the state. They had to have gone to a state where his truck would never have been noticed. This case will unfortunately never be solved. It would be nice for her family to finally have an ending to this unfortunate abduction and an answer to where and what happened to their daughter. Nothing is strange about what she did. It happened back then. There were pay phones all over the place. One had to be rich to own a cellphone back then. That was terribly unfortunate and sad. It would be an answer to many prayers for us to finally know what happened to her. They say Kenneth McDuff was in the Overland Park are about that time and I can assure you that in knowing one of the people he killed that if it was him the answer is buried along with his body. He could look pretty grungy at times and that sounds like his MO but we will never know for sure. I have said so many prayers for her family to have peace in knowing where her body is and what happened but afraid that will never happen. God Bless her family.


  7. Anonymous

    Im usually not scared by these type of things but a police officer told me to look at this and see how dangerous wanding around on the streets in middle of the night was for me to be doing and after i read it my mom told me before my grandpa retired he was working day and night on this case no matter he was at work or home because he knew this family and angie


  8. Not Applicable

    What is terrifying to me is actually something my mother-in-law told me very recently. She has lived in Clinton since her oldest son (my husband) was about 2-years old and she had known Angela quite well, they in fact worked at the same convenience store. The night Angela was adbucted my MiL was scheduled to work but instead called in and Angela took her shift instead. She holds some pretty major guilt for that, and blames herself for her abduction. Hopefully, some day she is found.


  9. Anonymous

    Supposedly, at that time, there was approximately 1600 vehicles to consider, in mo. Vehicles can be painted and window decals can be removed. The “chase” began on city streets, but the chase ended after about two miles, as the un-sub makes a right turn and all Rob can see is brake lights and dust.(?) What was the exact location where this turn occurred? There is no considerable amount of dust on city streets, of course, and a length of two miles would mean that they were almost certainly “out of town”, by then. I wish that I had access to more specific information, but just like all of you, I don’t. Speculation is not evidence. I do feel, however, that 25 years ago, someone knew that individual by his physical description, and the vehicle as well, before it got altered, and they simply did not care enough to report what they knew or suspected.


  10. Anonymous

    I’m sorry to say, but what was she doing at a payphone late at night in the first place?


    • MichLynnTires

      Blaming the victim does no good at all. What was she doing “late at night” (11pm) at a payphone? She was in the area & using a phone to check in with her fiancé, as she had planned. So what was she doing? She was making sure to check in like she had said she would.

      No matter where she was or when she was there, this never should have happened. If he had taken her in early evening would it still be a question of what she was doing there? (I’m guessing your answer would be no.)

      So stop blaming a victim of a crime & start blaming the perpetrator for what was done/may have been done to her.


    • banhearts

      Seriously? I remember when this happened and was just recently reminded. I live not very far north of Clinton. I am 3 years older than Angie and I never dreamed anything bad would happen to me! I worked evening shift at a factory at that time and I can remember being scared out of my mind when this occurred. Up until that point, I would stop without hesitation after midnight when I got off work. It is sickening to me that anyone would even suggest blaming the victim. Most “good people” are very trusting, especially in a small town, that evil does not exists. Shame! Shame! Shame!


    • KT

      She was making a phone call. I have lived in Clinton, Missouri for 43 years. I was seventeen when Angela Hammond went missing. She was a block away from the Clinton square when she was taken. On any given night there would be dozens of people cruising or just hanging out there. This was a safe town and most of us who live here wouldn’t have given a second thought to stopping at that payphone to make a call.


    • Julie O.

      But not sorry enough to not say it, apparently.


  11. Anonymous

    If that’s true, Tori, then you should talk to the police instead of commenting here.


  12. AaronGog

    Hello. And Bye.


  13. Stephanie

    My heart has bled for Rob and Angie’s parents for years. I hope he was able to move forward knowing that he did all he could for Angie. I always check this site for updates. I hope they find some remnants of Angie to give her family closure.


  14. Jill

    I just got done watching Episode 16 from Season 4, Angela’s segment. Watching it again after all these years, I got the same eerie feeling that I got the first time I watched it. In the segment when Rob is talking, you can tell he is sincere and he deeply cared for her. There is no doubt in my mind, he had nothing to do with her abduction. I feel so bad for her family and Rob, then need closure. I pray they get it soon.


  15. Beccaboo

    I never thought Rob had anything to do with it. I don’t think the guy is the one who killed Trudy and Cheryl. I think it was an opportunistic crime. He saw a young girl at a phone late at night. I think he probably got the decal removed after he kidnapped Angela or he got a new windscreen fitted. Of course this is just conjecture on my part.


  16. Anonymous

    She was found alive and well living in NY as of this year


  17. Fat butt

    Hey y’all


  18. Chanita

    Sweet pea Was Pregnant That’s Very Bad Bless Her Heart Her Future Husband Was On The Pay Phone With Her! Their Relationship Was Very Strong! Don’t Worry Sugah This Man Will Get Caught Sooner or Later Just Wait And See God Will Bring Justice To U And Your Family!


  19. Chanita

    I Think She was Murdered May The Lord God Blessed Her Soul I Don’t Wanna Jump To Conclusions But If She Is The Rip!Sweet Girl!


  20. Samantha

    My stepdad used to drive one like this, with the decal in window. We lived in Iowa though. Scary.


  21. Anonymous

    That truck was in Texas in either ’98, ’99, or 2000. I can’t remember what year the show aired, but it was after that. It was in-between those years. I contacted the police recently.


  22. Anonymous

    What year did unsolved mysteries air this episode?


  23. Annyoumus

    Who is mcdowell heard that name I thk once before


  24. Annyoumus

    I wish had more detailed info on cases I understand y not post n detail do u ever just get a bad vibe off aome and lije obe said u watch a person perosnilty and vehaviors there is a older man n neveda mo that worked on road for 22yrs so he told me I noticed once while at my house the sob had takin a object etc pic towrl somethi g that belonged to eachone thwm personel I foubd that real odd and disturbing he also never seed to get over mad and list gose on I wish had more info I aslo know there was more stuff that disturbed maybe even scared me bout him and still today csnt shake it I pray its nottin but u never know b glad to help if could he hasnt wuked on roD for over 2appx three yrs could b way seems closer n are now he borrows othher peoples cars alot including my vN he now has his own more details I can provide if u thk ita lead


  25. linden lure party

    I was partying at Linden below the dam years ago. Lots of people drinking and smoking weed. Most people had left and I drove west downstream to park and stay the night since I’d drank quite a bit. A dingy green and white two tone truck (chevy) was also there with a white camper shell on it. The guy was about 5’9″ and 160 lbs. I’d guess. Brown hair and scraggly beard. He was drinking whiskey and smoking weed. I was drinking beer. We sat around a campfire. I talked to him for quite a while. Just something about that guy I’ve never forgotten. My radar went up immediately and I made sure I didn’t turn my back to him. And I’m a big guy and can take care of myself. He kept offering me weed. I refused because it really messes me up. Especially if I’ve been drinking. I saw he had a revolver so I quietly went to my truck and discreetly armed myself. While talking about fishing he opened the camper door and showed me a couple fishing poles. He had a couple of toolboxes in the bed , blanket rolls, lanterns, etc. I glanced up and saw a fish mural in the cabs back window. It looked like a flag that had been placed there and not an actual mural. I didn’t know of anyone looking for a truck similar to his at the time. All I know is that is one of the few times in my life I felt this powerful feeling that something wasn’t right. I never took my eyes off of him for a second. I’m getting goose bumps and my scalp is crawling again just thinking about it. He finally left and I stayed up all night untill morning before I left. I don’t know who he was and I haven’t seen him since but there was something evil about that guy.


  26. J.Viper

    Very sad story. Originally saw this story on UM as a kid, and it’s one that has stuck with me. To have such a brazen attack, and such a unique description you would almost be certain someone could have identified him. Really sad.


  27. Alex

    Did the investigators ever looked into registered vehicles that matched the description? Can’t be that many that matched in MO or surrounding states in ’91.


    • Tyler

      I’m sure they did. Wouldn’t that be standard? The decal wouldn’t be recorded anywhere, though, and that was the distinctive feature. In 1991, there were a lot more pickups from the 70s and 80s than there are now. The vehicle description just wasn’t enough. Who’s to say he was even from MO?


  28. Ryan

    I saw her picture in the local Walmart in Springfield Missouri recently on the missing person wall. Does anyone know if Craig Michael Wood the man who kidnapped Hailey Owens in 2014 could be a suspect in this case? He kidnapped Hailey in a truck similar and is on trail for her murder?

    My other thought was the guy who kidnapped Morgan Nick in 1995 I believe from Alma Arkansas reports say he was in a truck similar to the one he kidnapped Morgan in.


  29. rob

    if this case is ever solved let me know robbmain@hotmail.com


  30. Amber

    I heard she was either 3 or 4 Months pregnant when she was taken


  31. Jeannie Martin Dudenhoeffer

    Come on! Somebody knows that truck!


    • Tyler

      After all these years? I doubt it. It was probably junked long ago. The kidnapper was not going to be driving around in that vehicle, especially after it was featured on national television. Maybe, if the right person sees this story, and remembers knowing someone that had a truck like that during that time period…but, even then, that’s not really evidence. I hope that someday they find Angie. This is such a scary and sad story. I do think someday we will at least find out what happened to her. Stories from the show are still being solved today 20 and 25 years later. It does happen.


  32. michael nitsch

    due to these murders of young girls and women i am glad to see many parents taking their young 8 and 10 year old mdauighters to martial arts schools. i think it is a good idea one day it could prove fruitfull if a young girl has to use to save her life.
    also i know of a young girl who was attacked by a rapist in the community but her being a student in shotocan karate he got no further than ripping off her blouse and she tore in to him leaving him laid out on the groung for the boys and girls in blue. and he was a big guy. and was responsable apparently for other rapes in the area.


  33. Johnny

    Heart breaking case. Angela abducted at a pay phone making call to Rob. I hope nobody blames Rob…His car transmission went out chasing after the perpetrator. Angela looked like such a sweet girl. The Re-creation was chilling as the offender pretended to use the phone and snatched Angela. Just bad luck! 2 minutes or sooner and Rob would have been at the payphone. Prayers for her family.


  34. Kelly

    Her case breaks my heart. My cousin and her could be twins. I would love to see it solved


  35. Michigan 256

    Has this case been solved yet?


  36. L.J. Wilson

    I seen a man matching the discription driving the same truck that matches the discription in Muskogee Oklahoma. I don’t know if this information helps at all but I hope it does…


  37. Madison McBryer

    My mother tells me of a time in 2000, when I was two years old. She was driving me to my grandparents in Akron, OH. And she says that she pulled next to a green Ford truck with a decal of a fish jumping out of water was on the back panel. She says the oily haired driver wearing overalls wasn’t even looking at her, yet she began to sweat and shake. She said she looked back at me and I was drawn to him. I could not stop looking at him. She says she had the urge to call the police, but did not want to sound crazy. This was before she had seen this episode of unsolved mysteries. Once she pulled behind him to get on to Route 8 from Howe Avenue in Chapel Hill, he sped up and blew a red light to get away from our car. Still to this day, she wishes she had called the police. However, she had no evidence, only a suspicion that he was evil.


  38. MichLynnTires

    @Anonymous/”I’m sorry to say but what…” :

    Blaming the victim does no good at all. What was she doing “late at night” (11pm) at a payphone? She was in the area & using a phone to check in with her fiancé, as she had planned. So what was she doing? She was making sure to check in like she had said she would. There would be less clues & even more worry/concern/questions had she not been on that phone. You might then say if she hadn’t called she wouldn’t have been taken; to that I respond, he probably would have taken her wherever he found/saw/followed her or it could have been another victim.

    No matter where she was or when she was there, this never should have happened. If he had taken her in early evening would it still be a question of what she was doing there? (I’m guessing your answer would be no.)

    So stop blaming a victim of a crime & start blaming the perpetrator for what was done/may have been done to her. That is the true concern.


  39. Tammy Thomas

    Really, DON’T blame the victim. Even if you think she shouldn’t be on the pay phone at that hour, it in no way compares to what the perp did. Let’s talk about the more egregious wrong here. Focus on that.


  40. Jayne

    ever since I seen the unsolved mysteries episode of Angela I’ve been determined to figure out who could be capable of doing this, this episode terrified me.

    With research I truly believe that Larry Dewayne Hall is responsible. He admitted to murdering over 39 women, mostly in the Missouri area. He said 5 bodies are buried in the mark twain forest, along with 3 of those being from Springfield ( the Springfield 3) I really feel the police should be looking into this.


    • Brian Massey

      Being a Clairvoyant and all that I had a vision of seeing where Angela Hammond was buried near Reeds Spring Missouri. How I knew it was Angela Hammond is because she told me in the vision and showed me somewhere near Reeds Spring where she was buried. I don’t have an exact location where she is buried but I do know that Angela Hammond is buried there somewhere. I’ve tried to convince myself for the past 5 years that I shouldn’t say anything because who would really believe me but I did see in vision Angela Hammond and where she is buried near Reeds Spring Missouri. On facebook I tried to tell Rob her boyfriend that last year but I don’t think he listened to me. Angela is buried somewhere near Reeds Spring Missouri.


      • Angela corralez

        Brian have you thought about contacting rob again please feel free to contact me.


        • Brian

          Angela I saw the place she is buried but I can’t describe it all that well since it was a vision. She came to me in the vision and told me that she was buried in Reeds Spring Missouri. If you want to contact me my e-mail is softlyputit@yahoo.com. I was 14 years old at the time it happend and didn’t know Angela until I watched the Unsolved Mysteries show on it. I did see in the vision though the area is Reeds Spring Missouri.


    • Kelly Bien

      I completely agree with Larry Dewayne Hall


  41. Mulder

    May she RIP. I dont know anything about the outcome of this case. Hate to say this. But she likely is passed away. I hope they shoot the kidnapper. if they find him.


  42. Caitie

    I believe that someone knows about the truck, the detail in the back window had to be distinctive. I wonder if the police checked with any shops that could’ve done the window detailing. I understand why her boyfriend blames himself, but there wasn’t anything he could’ve done.


  43. Miranda shortt

    Why did he not say where stacy macall and the other two wemen are?


  44. Gina

    The Angela Hammond case is eerily similar to the 1997 case of kelli cox in denton texss


    • Tyl

      I’d have to say only slightly similar. Kelli Cox disappeared in the middle of the afternoon at a busy station, it would stand to reason she probably knew her abductor. In case you didnt hear, her remains were finally found earlier this year.


  45. sherri b.

    i was aducted in 1984 in springfield mo. not sure if related but sounds familiar.can i say his name?? if im wrong slander


  46. Anonymous

    If you look at the map with all three abductions, it’s a triangle that formed with the abduction. So this filthy man could be somewhere in the middle


  47. Sharon Hauf

    I have been online looking at different disappearances of women in the Missouri area. One disappeared in February of 1991 from my hometown of Nevada Mo. While looking online I found a story of true crime about a guy who wrote a book about a serial killer named Larry Dewayne Hall. In this story he mentions Angela and Cheryl (the woman missing in my hometown) and how this author thinks that he is responsible for the two abductions. No where in an archived newspaper in our town could I find that this guy might be connected, however, In the archived paper dated June 21, 1991 of the Nevada Daily Mail in Nevada Mo, there are composite drawings of perpetrators of different cases of abductions and attempted abductions, etc. One of the composite drawings resembles the booking photo of that of the serial killer currently serving time for Jessica Roach’s murder. Is this true crime story, the serial killer told the author of the story that he had buried 5 bodies in the Mark Twain National Forest..He told the author that 3 were from Springfield Mo and the other 2 were from small towns in Mo but couldn’t remember the names of the towns..In this piece I found the author seems to think that he is connected to this case and the case from my town. Am commenting on this so maybe someone will pass the info on and maybe find closure. Am copying the crime story to the bottom of this post so maybe it can help find whoever did these abductions.

    Date Published 03.19.12

    Larry DeWayne Hall, who is serving a life sentence on a federal kidnapping charge, is in many ways a cinematic serial killer — bullied as a child, a juvenile bed-wetter, he even grew up on a cemetery, where his father was the sexton. He drove a van incessantly and stalked his victims. Some investigators believe Hall, who traveled the country as a Civil War reenactment buff, may be responsible for the disappearances and deaths of as many as 40 women and girls.

    In other ways Hall is an atypical serial offender. He’s a twin, for instance. He’s described as having a dependent personality, and rarely displayed anger.

    But the most surprising, and frightening, detail about Hall? Despite having confessed to multiple violent crimes, including the mysterious abduction of Laurie Depies in Wisconsin in 1992, Hall has never been convicted of murder.

    Christopher Hawley Martin, who grew up in the same small town as Hall, Wabash, Ind., is an ordained pastor, a musician and writer. Martin’s interest in the neighborhood serial killer led him to write the book Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. After reading the book I emailed with Martin about Hall. I was interested to know more about Martin’s thoughts on Hall’s background, his ability to evade capture, his contradictions, and what other long-unsolved mysteries might be connected to Hall.

    Martin’s fascinating answers, below:

    How did your interest in Larry Hall begin? Did you know Hall or his family growing up in Wabash?

    My father, Richard, was a policeman in Wabash, Indiana for many years. My sister, Shirley, followed our father into law enforcement. Shirley and I had read about serial killers for decades and we had many times compared ideas on their behavior and motivations. Shirley told me sometime in the late 1980s that she was sure we had a serial killer operating somewhere in the region because there were murdered and missing women in Marion, Kokomo, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and other cities and towns in Indiana and Michigan.

    I remember when Larry Hall was arrested in 1994 for the kidnapping of Jessica Roach of Georgetown, Illinois and what my sister had said about a serial killer. Jessica was found murdered in a cornfield near Perrysville, Indiana in the autumn of 1993. I knew several of the police who had had contact with Larry over the years and I talked to them about his behavior. I suspected Larry was responsible for many more murders and disappearances than most people suspected. The prosecutors and investigators I worked with concurred.

    Larry and Gary Hall were Civil War reenactors and journeyed to many states pursuing the hobby. I began to research where they traveled and if there were murdered or missing women at or near the reenactment events. A chilling picture emerged … there were many.

    I believed the full story of Larry Hall had not been revealed. I had written for several magazines including Business People and North American Whitetail, so I decided to write a book telling the story of Larry Hall.

    There is a very large cemetery in Wabash, Indiana named after the nearby falls in Charley Creek … Falls Cemetery. I lived in the neighborhood as a youngster and of course, there were many myths and legends about the cemetery and the house on the grounds. The sexton and his family lived there. In December of 1962, identical twins, Larry DeWayne, and Gary Wayne Hall were born and came home to the house in Falls Cemetery. There was a problem during the birth, which resulted in Larry being deprived of oxygen.

    I attended the same elementary school as the Halls and, although there is ten years’ difference in our ages, we were taught by several of the same teachers. We played in the same places, including the cemetery, Charley Creek and the nearby Wabash City Park.

    As the twins grew, they were seen around town and were ridiculed and scorned because of their small stature, odd behavior and because they lived in a cemetery. I would see them in public places but I did not personally know the twins. They kept to themselves.

    I first talked to Gary Hall via telephone in 2009 when I was researching the book. I wrote to Larry Hall at about the same time. He wrote back and later called me from prison. We have corresponded and spoken many times since. I last talked to Larry on March 4 and received a letter from him the next week.

    I see Hall recently confessed to the abduction of Laurie Depies, a connection you touch upon as a possibility in your book. I know you think Hall is a good suspect for the Springfield Three disappearances as well. I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance between Depies and Susie Streeter. If Hall is involved in the Springfield case, how do you think it came about?

    Larry has admitted responsibility for Laurie Depies. He has also confessed in three other cases since the book was published.

    Alone, or with Gary Hall, Larry had driven to Missouri several times over the years. The brothers reported to a meeting of their reenactment unit that they visited Battlefield in the summer of 1991 for the 130th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. That is documented. I have interviewed a family member who distinctly remembers the twins returning to Battleground in summer, 1992.

    There is a resemblance between Laurie Depies and Suzanne Streeter, but I believe Larry Hall was most attracted to Stacy McCall. She closely resembles many of the girls Larry is connected to … petite and athletic, with shoulder-length dark hair. Larry was known to stalk mall parking lots, plazas and stores looking for women. Several of the women connected to Hall went missing from those places. Hall said he spotted Laurie Depies at a store and followed her to the apartment parking lot where she was abducted.

    I believe Larry Hall, either alone or with an accomplice, zeroed Stacy McCall and Suzanne Streeter some time on the night they graduated. I believe he followed them, invaded Streeter’s home, and abducted the three women.

    A women from Kokomo, Indiana was killed in her home. Indianapolis police believe Larry Hall invaded the home of Michelle Dewey on July 1, 1991 and murdered her.

    Hall is known to have invaded homes.

    In late summer of 2011, I quizzed Larry Hall about the case of Paulette Webster who disappeared from Chester, Illinois in July of 1988. I was attempting to help her parents find some peace. Larry told me that she was taken from the main east/west road through Chester. She was. He also said she was picked up near a mobile home park. She was. He then said she was taken to a remote location where she was kept and violated sexually for three hours. Hall said she was either cast into the Mississippi River or taken further west and buried. (Paulette would not be the only girl that Larry would cast into a river.)

    In the next paragraph of the letter, Hall said there were a “number” of girls buried in the Mark Twain Forest in Missouri. I had not mentioned the forest in the book, nor had the forest ever come up in conversations between Larry Hall and me. He volunteered the forest location to me, which lends added credibility to the admission.

    Larry called not long after the letter arrived. I said to Larry … “You mentioned in your letter that there are a number of girls buried in the Mark Twain Forest. Can you tell me how many?” Larry replied, “Five.” I then asked him what cities they were from. Larry replied, “Well, three of them are from Springfield.” I then asked him what cities the other two were from. Larry replied, “They were from small towns, but I can’t remember the names of the towns.”

    I believe Larry. I think he is responsible for the Springfield Three, and I don’t believe he was alone in committing the crime. I believe the other two of the five he mentioned may be Cheryl Ann Kenney, who vanished from Nevada, Missouri in February of 1991, and Angela Marie Hammond, who was kidnapped from Clinton, Missouri April 4, 1991. There is an artist’s sketch of the suspect in Hammond’s case that looks remarkably like Larry Hall’s booking photo.

    Larry Hall has told me he would show police where the burial sites are in exchange for immunity.

    I was struck in the book by the description of Hall’s acute anxiety and nervous affect. That struck me as atypical for a serial killer. One thinks of psychopaths as rarely showing fear or emotion, and often not even startling at loud sounds. What do you make of that? Do you agree that Hall may have a schizotypal personality disorder?

    I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but from the tests administered to Larry Hall from the doctors, he exhibits some of the markers of both schizotypal and dependent personality disorders. The schizotypal diagnosis means he is quiet and remote with few friends and probably fantasizes elaborately. None of the doctors were willing to say Hall was a psychopath or psychotic because he exhibited none of the behaviors associated with psychosis during interviews. I believe Hall suffers from paraphilias, which are almost NEVER diagnosed in a clinical setting.

    Hall’s dependent personality means it is unlikely he began raping and murdering on his own. He probably had at least one accomplice in that first encounter. After the book was published, Larry Hall told me he began murdering girls and young women in the summer of his high school graduation in 1981. He also said his first kill was in Lebanon, Indiana. I believe him. Debra Jean Cole went missing August 31, 1981 from Lebanon.

    Another puzzle was Hall’s low I.Q — 80, apparently — but his ability to glean tips from true crime cases he followed and carefully think through his crimes so as to leave little evidence. Do you believe he’s truly cognitively impaired? How do we explain his skill in pulling off multiple murders as what is typically thought of as an “organized” offender?

    Larry Hall is an organized serial killer with disorganized traits. I think of Larry as a savant serial killer. I compare him to Rainman, the fictional movie character. Rainman was autistic, but possessed a phenomenal ability with numbers. While not autistic, Larry Hall does have a similar challenge. Like Rainman’s numbers, Larry Hall became an expert at murder, body and evidence disposal, and covering his tracks. He was a janitor by occupation. When the FBI searched his vehicles in late 1994, they found only FIVE fingerprints in his vans. They were all his. He had cleaned them that well. He killed women from 1981 until late 1994 … about thirteen years without being caught.

    You mention in the book the possibility Hall may have had help with his crimes. How real a possibility do you think this is? Will we ever learn the truth?

    I think it is possible, even likely. In my telephone conversation with Larry on March 4, I asked Larry if he had heard from Gary. He said he had received a multiple-page hate letter from Gary. He said Gary had been talking to police and that Gary had told police that he (Gary) knows where several bodies are buried. I asked Larry if Gary DOES know where several bodies are buried. Larry said, “Only if he put them there.” Larry then said HE WAS TIRED OF PROTECTING HIS BROTHER.

    It is also possible there was a third person involved in one or more of the murders. This person is said to be terminally ill. We will have to wait and see if this person confesses any involvement with Larry Hall.

    I believe we already know some of the truth and that more facts will be revealed as time passes. The twins recently lost their mother. Larry has revealed information to me in the last two years and I believe he wants to tell his entire story, especially since his mother is gone. He told me he fears a death sentence. I believe that if Larry could be granted immunity, he would confess most of his deeds.

    Your research into Hall has resulted in the discovery of several other murders and disappearances he might be responsible for. Can you tell us about a few you find most compelling?

    There are two that I find most interesting. The first is Angela Marie Hammond who was abducted while she was on the telephone in April of 1991. I considered adding her case when I wrote the book, but the reported suspect was driving a pickup truck. Larry Hall never drove a pickup, he drove vans that he used as mobile killing vehicles. After the book was published, I received a telephone call from a detective in Clinton, Missouri, where Angela was kidnapped. I told him I had considered Angela a “Larry girl” because she resembled many of the girls he took and because of the circumstances under which she was taken. I told him I had not included her case in the book because of the pickup truck theory. He then said they had pretty much discounted the pickup truck theory.

    We talked about Larry Hall and some of the cases in which he was suspected. The detective then mentioned that he had an artist’s sketch of the suspect. I asked him if he could email it and he did while I was on the phone with him. Simultaneously, I emailed him Larry Hall’s 1994 booking photo. I was astonished when the sketch came up on the screen. It was clearly Larry Hall. The detective said “wow” when he saw the booking photo.

    The second case is an unsolved disappearance, also in Missouri. Like Hammond, Cheryl Ann Kenney vanished from a convenience store in Nevada, Missouri two months’ prior to Hammond’s abduction. I believe Larry is responsible. He stalked convenience stores and similar venues. He probably waited until Kenney clocked out and went to her car. He struck her and loaded her into his van just like he confessed he did in the Jessica Roach murder.

    He was known to return to the same area where he had been successful before. He had been to the Danville/Georgetown area of Illinois several times. He took Holly Anderson from Danville in January of 1992. He kidnapped and murdered Jessica Roach from Georgetown in 1993. (The case in which he would be later convicted.) He returned there in the summer of 1994 and was seen in three separate incidents in the summer and autumn … stalking girls. Those incidents led to his conviction and incarceration. There are groups of girls in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri that are connected to Larry Hall.

    The m. o. and the proximate pattern lead me to believe Larry Hall is a strong suspect in the Kenney case.

    Having tracked Hall through the years, do you sense any change in him? Might he be opening up more? Is there hope he’ll show compassion for his victims and provide closure?

    As I said, I believe Larry may open up more, now that his mother is gone. Larry told me he is not the same person he was when he was kidnapping and murdering women and young girls. He says he is sorry for what he has done.

    He has revealed quite a bit to me already and I believe it is possible that, if he was granted immunity in multiple cases, he would provide more information.

    I also believe it will be difficult for Larry to confess to the worst part of his crimes because of the way he disposed of many of his victims. Larry has a problem admitting to ANY kind of violence, always substituting a softer term for what actually happened. For example, he will always say he “grabbed” a girl when, in fact, he struck her violently. Jessica Roach’s jaw was broken by his blow. Given his inability to admit violence, I believe it would be only under extraordinary circumstances that Larry will admit how he disposed of many victims.

    But to answer the question … serial killers do not reform.

    Finally, what, if anything, can we learn from the behavior of serial offenders like Larry Hall?

    The FBI says there are more than 30 serial killers operating in the United States right now. They are killing our daughters, mothers and sisters. What we can learn is how to prevent the formation of serial killers. We have to be better at understanding how environmental factors like abuse, bullying, bad nutrition and other issues combine with heredity to create monsters. Once we understand, we can help prevent what happens to men like Larry Hall.


  48. samala

    If that was me I would Scream sabir name cuz he make me lolaugh


  49. tori

    I’m sorry for those who lost her but I have some answers that I think the police would like to know if it is true I think I just got it out of someone where they buried that truck and tomorrow hopefully that cold case will be reopened


  50. Christy

    I am positive that someone out there knows who owns this truck! Maybe someday they will be brave enough to come forward and tell for the peace of mind of those who loved poor Angela.


  51. Jack

    This was probably the most hair razing episode I ever watched, and I never missed a episode of Unsolved Mysteries. I think about this case often, and I wish they would find her so that her family could have some peace. Someone out there knows what happened to her, I wish they would come forward and put this case at rest.


    • Monica

      I feel the same way. I never missed an episode and once in a while I think about Angela and wonder what happened to her.


  52. joel

    I wonder if they will ever find her