A man was arrested in Alaska for the second time in connection with the 2006 death of Angela Wilds in Boulder, Colorado after police collected new information from witnesses, including the suspect’s longtime girlfriend.
John Angerer (53), has been indicted for second-degree murder. He was then taken into custody in Anchorage, Alaska on March 9th.
His bond was set at $ 1 million. He is currently being extradited to Boulder. The authorities in Colorado and Alaska are not sure when this will happen.
Two hikers discovered Wilds’ body, covered in quicklime, in June 2006. Wilds was 38 years old at that time.
The testimony of a pathologist in the indictment indicates that Wilds died from an “asphyxia episode”, and that he was likely to have committed homicide.
Four years later, police arrested Angerer and identified him as a suspect. On July 12, 2010, a judge dismissed Angerer’s case due to insufficient evidence.
If the case is not resolved, the suspect may be remanded to face trial if there is “significant new evidence”. After Angerer was interviewed by police, this happened.
The indictment says she believed Angerer was hiding some information because Angela’s names would “send Angerer into an angered rage.”
She initially told police that Angerer had not strangled her in 2009, according to the indictment.
He strangled her repeatedly throughout their relationship, she said during follow-up interviews with police in January 2022/2023.
Angerer was initially taken into custody by investigators but without any strangulation allegations.
She also claimed that Angerer was jealous, and possessive, and believed that she was cheating.
The indictment states that the ex-girlfriend claimed that he became more volatile when he used or drank drugs.
Indictment: Police referred to two others who might have been potential witnesses. They said they saw Wilds, Angerer, and others at the Bar L Motel in Longmont, Colorado, on December 2022. This is about 10 miles away from the South St. Vrain Canyon crime site along Highway 7.
According to the indictment, police searched the records at the motel and discovered that the couple stayed there between Dec. 26, 2005, and Jan. 4, 2006.
“With more conclusive DNA evidence, additional acts of strangulation motivated domestic violence and expert opinion …., The indictment says that there is probable cause for the indictment to charge Murder In Second Degree.
Boulder County Sheriff Curtis Johnson said that he was proud of his detectives and that they never gave in to the case.
“We are conscious that Angela’s family has waited for this day for a very long time.” He stated that “Angela’s family is always in his prayers and thoughts as we proceed in the judicial process.”
Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty said that they were “determined to secure justice Wilds” for her and her family members following the indictment’s publication last week.
He stated, “Today’s announcement is an important step; It is a commitment to the work ahead.”