An Iowa man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the 2021 murder of a woman whose remains were discovered on a public hiking trail.
Nathan Gilmore, 23, was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of Angela Bradbury, whose decapitated skull was discovered by a teenager on the hiking trail in a public park in July 2021, according to court documents acquired by WHO13 News.
The skull was determined to belong to a woman, but was not confirmed to be Bradbury until family members reported her missing and submitted DNA samples in February 2022.
During the search, investigators uncovered more of Bradbury’s remains elsewhere in the park.
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Almost 10 percent were killed by complete strangers, according to the FBI.
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During an April 2022 interview, Gilmore told investigators he was at the park when the skull was discovered, but said he was alone.
Gilmore later told police he met with a woman he had never met on April 6, 2021, the last day Bradbury was seen alive.
During questioning, Gilmore told police he dropped her off after five blocks, but later changed his story and said he dropped her off in a nearby town, according to court documents obtained by WHO 13 News.
When investigators searched Gilmore’s home on Friday, they discovered “satanic” drawings inside. A drawing in the living room showed a “satanic goat’s head in the shape of a pentagram with what appeared to be blood splatters drawn on it,” police said.
The following numbers were written on the drawing: “04-06”, “590” and “43.3, -92.8”. Investigators said the first number matches the date Bradbury went missing, April 6, 2021, and “590” matches an Urban Dictionary acronym for “someone’s tired of life.”
Investigators said the final numbers on the drawing show the coordinates of the park where Bradbury’s skull was discovered. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
He is being held with a $1 million cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on August 30.
news week reached out to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office for comment.
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