SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif.- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is seeking assistance from the public with the missing person “cold case” involving the disappearance of Ms. Angela “Angie” Fulmer, who reportedly disappeared in the South Siskiyou County area on December 15, 2002.
Angie’s case is one of the cold case missing persons’ or homicide cases currently being investigated by the SCSO’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU).
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We want to take the opportunity to ask the public for assistance with this investigation because we have information that leads us to believe there are citizens that reside in the local area that have knowledge that could help us solve this case. We will soon observe the 15-year anniversary of Angie’s disappearance. We have allocated additional resources to work this investigation because we believe the circumstances surrounding her disappearance can be resolved.”
Angie, a mother and local resident, was reportedly last seen in a rural area near Siskiyou Lake on December 15, 2002 in the early afternoon. She was allegedly with a former boyfriend when she was last seen. Angie was reported missing about 12 hours after she was last seen.
SCSO is also investigating three other cold case homicide or missing persons’ cases, including the disappearance of 27 year-old Karen Mero and 15 year-old Hannah Zacaglinni. Both Karen and Hannah were reported missing from the McCloud area in 1997. Karen was reported missing February 15, 1997 and Hannah disappeared on June 4, 1997. The murder of Ms. Patricia Joseph, whose body was recovered from the Klamath River on July 18, 2005, is also being investigated by the MCU. An autopsy revealed Ms. Joseph died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.
According to Sheriff Lopey, “It is troubling that we still have four unsolved cold cases that are 15, 20, and 12 years-old, respectively. However, we are determined to solve these cases and at this time, we have allocated weekly resources to work on Angie’s case due to the likelihood that the circumstances surrounding her disappearance can be resolved. These victims and their families have suffered irreparable grief, harm, and irrevocable loss and the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office will not forget them and we will not rest until their cases are solved and those responsible are brought to justice.
Although Angie’s case was a missing persons’ case, we are handling the investigation as a possible homicide. Anyone with information about Angie’s disappearance or any other cold case is urged to contact Detective Jeff Moser of the MCU through the 24-hour SCSO Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”
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