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Earl Cox indicted by St. Charles County grand jury in 1993 Angie Housman murder

St. Charles County prosecutors previously announced they were charging Cox with the 1993 murder of Angie Housman.
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Earl Cox

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A St. Charles County grand jury has indicted Earl Cox for the murder of Angie Housman in 1993.

The grand jury handed down the indictment Friday.

In June, St. Charles County prosecutors announced they were charging Cox with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and sodomy.

5 On Your Side broke the story that investigators were following up on DNA test results that connected to a new suspect in Angie’s murder.

“The fact that it took this long for us to be able to use the current technology and do the DNA testing which gave us the result that we have, that was a blessing in disguise,” St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said during a news conference in June.

Angie disappeared after getting off her school bus on Nov. 18, 1993, less than a block from her home in St. Ann. Her body was found nine days later in the August A. Busch Wildlife area in St. Charles County.

Lohmar said Angie's official cause of death was hypothermia.

Cox is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 25 in St. Charles County.

Earlier this month, Cox also was charged with even more reported crimes that took place years before Angie’s death.

He was indicted by a grand jury in St. Louis County on four additional counts of sodomy involving a victim younger than 14 years old. The crimes reportedly happened between 1987 and 1991.

In June, he also was charged with two new counts of sodomy in connection with a case that dates back to 1987.

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