Angela Marie Hammond, 20, has been missing from Clinton, MO. since April 4, 1991. She was last heard from by her boyfriend, Rob Shafer, 18, when Angela called him from a payphone that was in a parking lot of the Food Barn Store on Jefferson and Second St.
Video posted on April 7, 2009
According to her boyfriend while he was talking to Angela she told him that a man was circling around the phone booth in a late model green and white truck, and he had pulled up next to her car. The man was dirty with a white beard and mustache, glasses and he was wearing overalls. Angela asked him if he needed to use the phone and he said no.
“He used the phone next to her, got back in his truck, and looked at something with a flashlight. She described the flashlight to me over the phone. He was looking for something. I had her ask him if he needed to use the phone. Maybe the other phone was broken. And he said, no, he’d try again in a minute. Then we just talked about other things. We weren’t too worried about it. And that’s when I heard her scream on the phone. I heard her scream. The only thing that went through my mind was getting up there and finding out what the hell was going on. I just dropped the phone and ran out of the house. I didn’t hang the phone back up, and just headed up there,” Rob said.
Rob drove to the phone booth and saw a Ford truck was speeding away in the opposite direction. It was a yellow 1960 Ford truck with a white top and a water or fish scene in the back window, according to the Kansas City Star news on April 7, 1991. Note that the Kansas City Star has reported Rob saying in several different Kansas City Star articles, it was a yellow or green truck with a white top and the water/fish scene in the back window.
Rob heard Angela screaming his name, as he drove past. He turned his car around and followed the truck but his transmission gave out and he could go no farther.
Rob was an early suspect in Angela’s disappearance but a polygraph test cleared him according to Charley Project.
Rumors are he may have been serial killer Kenneth McDuff, whose killing spree spanned from 1966 to 1992, but this is unconfirmed.
In Feb. 1991, Cheryl Ann Kenney, 30, was reported missing from a convenience store where she worked in Nevada, Missouri. The store location is about 70 miles from where Trudy Darby’s body was found. She has never been found.