The night was like any other for young Angela Hammond, a 20-year-old from the sleepy town of Clinton, Missouri. It was a quiet place, with less than 9,000 residents in 2016, and the people living there had little experience with crime happening in their secluded spot in America's heartland.
But Thursday, April 4, 1991, was not a night like any other, as it would be the day Angela was last seen by her loved ones.
Angela Hammond was, by all accounts, an energetic and fun-loving girl. At 19, she met Rob Shafer, a football star from the local high school. Safe to say that the two hit it off quickly, as only a year later did Angela find out she was pregnant, which encouraged Shafer to propose. The couple was happy, and they began renting a trailer home as they began their first steps towards their future together.