Missing Mississippi: Angela Freeman
JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – A move into a 28-year-old Perry County missing persons investigation is in the hands of the district attorney.
The sheriff has said his part of the investigation is over, but the district attorney is not convinced.
âWhen you have a loved one missing and you want answers and you don’t want answers tomorrow, you want, today you don’t wait. And now you have a family that has waited 28 years and hasn’t started yet, âsaid Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles.
On September 10, 1993, 17-year-old Angela Freeman went missing.
âWe know she left Pizza Hut in her vehicle, but she never showed up at her apartment,â Nobles said.
Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles said Freeman was last seen at the old Pizza Hut in Petal. According to reports, she had come to see her boyfriend late at night after he left work. Investigators said Freeman was about four months pregnant.
âI don’t want to give the details of the case, but we do know that something happened from there to the Mahned Bridge where his vehicle was found,â Sheriff Nobles said.
It was about 20 miles from the Pizza Hut.
“We know that initially when they found the vehicle there was a puddle of water which they found which turned out to be transmission fluid and then there was also blood which was found under the vehicle, right there by the taillight and they found blood inside the taillight.
Sheriff Nobles worked for the Petal Police Department prior to his time in Perry County. It was there that he said he first familiarized himself with the case. When he became sheriff in 2016, he worked with previous investigators to hopefully create a timeline and hopefully wrap it up.
âSo we kind of took the case and to be honest with you, we got it to the point where Rusty Keys put the whole thing together with Jamie Humphrey. We put him together on the basis of a suspect and we actually turned this matter over to our district attorney’s office hoping that we can move this forward and get an indictment against the person who we believe is. was involved in the case, âSheriff Nobles said.
âWe filed this case just at the end of my first term. Perhaps almost two years ago, just before the new district attorney took office.
When asked why the case had been idle for two years, the current district attorney said he didn’t think the evidence was strong enough to point to just one person and wanted a winnable deal.
The investigation into Angela Freeman is considered closed, but Sheriff Nobles has said if anyone has any information that could be helpful in finding out what happened to Freeman, please call the County Sheriff’s Department. by Perry.