A person was arrested in Alaska for the second time in reference to the 2006 loss of life of Angela Wilds in Boulder, Colorado after police collected new data from witnesses, together with the suspect’s longtime girlfriend.
John Angerer, 53, was indicted on a second-degree homicide cost and subsequently arrested in Anchorage on March 9.
His bond was set at $1 million and is ready extradition to Boulder, however authorities in Colorado and Alaska did not know when that can happen.
Wilds’ decomposing, nude physique was coated in quicklime and presumably dragged out of a shallow grave by an animal by the point she was discovered by two hikers in June 2006. She was 38 on the time.
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Wilds seemingly died from “an asphyxia occasion” and the way of loss of life was murder, in keeping with a pathologist’s testimony included within the indictment.
4 years later, police recognized Angerer as a suspect and arrested him, however a decide dismissed the case throughout a preliminary listening to on July 12, 2010, for inadequate proof.
If the case is dismissed at this level of the felony justice system, a suspect might be rearrested and prosecuted if “important, new proof” is developed, which got here after police re-interviewed Angerer’s longtime girlfriend.
She informed police that she believed Angerer “was hiding one thing” as a result of sure ladies’s names, together with Angela, “would ship Angerer right into a rage,” in keeping with the indictment obtained by Fox Information Digital.
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She initially informed police in 2009, when she was nonetheless in touch with Angerer, that he by no means strangled her, in keeping with the indictment.
Throughout followup interviews with police in December 2022 and January 2023, she mentioned that he allegedly strangled her “repeatedly” by their relationship.
However investigators had been unaware of any earlier strangulation accusations in opposition to Angerer when he was first arrested.
She additionally informed police that Angerer was allegedly “jealous,” “possessive” and infrequently believed she was dishonest, in keeping with the indictment.
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“He turned extra risky and horrifying when he was ingesting or utilizing medication,” the ex-girlfriend informed police, in keeping with the indictment.
Two different potential witnesses informed police in December 2022 that they noticed Angerer and Wilds collectively within the Bar L Motel in Longmont, Colorado, which is about 10 miles from the crime scene within the South St. Vrain Canyon alongside Freeway 7, in keeping with the indictment.
Police searched the motel’s information and located the 2 stayed there between Dec. 26, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006, the indictment says.
“With this new proof to incorporate way more conclusive DNA proof, extra acts of strangulation motivated by home violence, and extra element and professional opinion …. there’s possible trigger for the cost of Homicide within the Second Diploma,” the indictment says.
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Boulder County Sheriff Curtis Johnson mentioned in an announcement that he was pleased with his detectives’ dogged work and never giving up on the case.
“We all know Angela’s household has been ready a very long time for today to come back. Her household is in our ideas as we take the subsequent steps within the judicial course of,” he mentioned.
After the indictment was introduced final week, Boulder District Legal professional Michael Dougherty mentioned they’re “decided to safe justice” for Wilds and her family members.
“Immediately’s announcement is a vital step; we’re dedicated to the work forward,” he mentioned.