20 year cold case: Diver finds woman’s body

Angela Kay Krueger was likely killed on May 11, 1996

Angela Kay Krueger. (Portland Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Wednesday marks 20 years since Angela Kay Krueger suddenly vanished.

Her body – fully clothed – would be found just over a month later in June 1996 by a recreational diver in the Washougal River. The discovery was about 100 feet downstream from the Dougan Falls Bridge in Skamania County in Washington.

“He noticed something shiny on the bottom of a pool and dove to investigate,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a prepared statement. “As he dove closer he saw a hand and arm.”

Investigators say Krueger died as a result of trauma, not drowning. Homicide detectives believe she was likely killed on May 11, 1996.

The reason: no one ever heard from her after that date. She was always responsive to her pager.

Based upon the remote area of where Krueger’s body was found, detectives believe her killer or killers were familiar with the area of Dougan Falls and the Washougal River.

Police say Krueger’s boyfriend is the one who reported her missing. Police say Krueger worked an escort service at the time of her death. She was last seen leaving her residence with an unknown man, according to police.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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