Because this isn’t suspicious or anything…

I invite all Charley Project blog readers to also read this article about the 2019 disappearance of Angela Green from Prairie Village, Kansas. It’s a pretty interesting story to say the least. And it stinks. Badly. I’m sure the police are every bit as suspicious as I am but it seems like there’s not a lot of evidence; it’s as much about what ISN’T there as what is.

I feel deeply sorry for Angela’s daughter; she’s in a bad position right now and through no fault of her own. I really hope she gets answers soon.

11 thoughts on “Because this isn’t suspicious or anything…

  1. Ellen Tallabas August 5, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Oh my Lord! Seems as if the cops are not really doing much? Angela’s daughter Ellie is probably spinning.

    • Meaghan August 5, 2020 / 5:42 pm

      They did execute two search warrants, on the house I think.

  2. Tim August 6, 2020 / 4:52 am

    Very sad for her daughter indeed. Logically, it appears to me that she has died at the hands of her husband. He wouldn’t state that she had died unless he knew that to be true because if she had simply ‘run away’ there would have been a strong likelihood that she would return at some point or contact her relatives. It’s surely easier to tell your child their mother has run off than died in a psychiatric hospital. He only changed that stance when he was officially challenged, couldn’t substantiate it & panicked. He asked his daughter not to tell his wife’s family that she had died, whereas if she had run off it would be pretty likely that she may have gone to them or contacted them but he knew they wouldn’t have heard from her because he knew she was dead. Sounds to me like he either couldn’t cope or got fed up with his wife’s mental health difficulties/hoarding & snapped. Especially after he heard that she’d asked the daughter to leave immediately after she returned home from Italy.

    I’m surprised the police have not carried out more investigations around the time that she allegedly went to the psych.hospital, given that this happened within a known 3 day period. What did the husband do at that time, what calls did he make, what internet searches, what car journeys did he go on, what purchases did he make etc, where did he travel with any mobile phones/car GPS, did he not do something that was usually an established routine and so on. Also, did he refuel the same car twice in a short period suggesting he may have driven it a long distance. Whilst there may not be evidence of a struggle (let’s face it, if she was strangled there would be little to no evidence in the home…) there is evidence that the husband is trying to cover something up & nothing to suggest she is still alive. I’m surprised that doesn’t warrant further investigation of him & his activities from that time.

    • Meaghan August 6, 2020 / 6:00 am

      My guess is the police have done more than we know about. The story focused on Ellie, and most of the time the police are pretty close-mouthed about their investigative activities. I’m hoping there will be an arrest and then the evidence will come out. I know they did execute at least two search warrants. I hope they found something.

      I feel so bad for Ellie. None of this is her fault but she must be so tormented by what-ifs and should-haves. And the man under suspicion is her own father whom she presumably loves.

      • Tim August 6, 2020 / 7:48 pm

        Yes I think you must be right Meaghan. There must be more of an investigation under way than has been made public as the husband’s explanations are both suspicious and implausible. I guess also they may have found some evidence relating to him that is in itself unusual but insufficient for an arrest.

        What strikes me as especially sad is that Ellie and her parents appear to have had a normal family life, even though her Mum had difficulties. Makes me really wonder if her Dad just snapped one day and the suddenness of his actions have resulted in him giving a very ill thought out cover story. It really is a sad & strange case.

      • Meaghan August 6, 2020 / 8:23 pm

        Honestly, though, we don’t have too many details about how their marriage was and the thing about Geoff having previously threatened to have his wife sent to a psychiatric hospital sounds super controlling to me, if what Ellie said about her mother’s symptoms is accurate.

        She said her mom had anxiety symptoms and was a hoarder. Not anything like threatening/trying suicide or threatening/trying to hurt other people or having drug/alcohol abuse issues. I think the normal response for anxiety and hoarding in a spouse would be to try to get her to go into counseling, not threaten to have her locked up in a hospital. Using the hospital as a THREAT, like it’s a jail or something? How is scaring her like that going to help her symptoms? Unless Geoff wasn’t interested in helping her but just wanted to scare her and control her.

  3. Dawn Marie August 6, 2020 / 10:19 am

    And the last time she saw her mother, they weren’t on good terms. I wonder what the context of Angela’s asking her to leave was. I mean, it could be like “Go take a walk and calm down” or “Maybe you better go visit your boyfriend for a few days.” I also wonder if Angela’s mind was unravelling because Ellie was now grown up and out of the house, and till then Angela’s life revolved completely around her. Having Ellie out of the house and going abroad must have really upset her and made her wonder what in the world she was going to do with herself now.
    Side note, Angela is VERY tall for a Chinese woman. She’s tall even for a Chinese man. I think if she was out and about people would notice her.

    • Meaghan August 6, 2020 / 2:09 pm

      The Northern Chinese tend to be taller than the southern ones, for what it’s worth. But only like an inch taller on average.

      Poor Ellie. NONE of this is her fault but she’s got to wonder, if they hadn’t argued, if she hadn’t left when her mother told her to, would whatever happened to her have still happened?

      Geoff is a monster. Not just for his probable involvement in Angela’s disappearance, but for torturing his own daughter like this.

    • Hattie August 10, 2020 / 8:30 am

      Re: her height. That and her eye shape makes me think she is/was one of the ethnic minorities in China. Most people there are Han, but there are still at least tens of millions of people there who are visibly not-Han to some degree.

      That said, her eye shape might make her look White/Eurasian to Americans if they’re inexperienced/not looking closely. She’d be easier to miss than you might think. (That said, I’m pretty sure we’re all on the same page on what happened here.)

  4. Mary H August 10, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    One part of the case that stood out to me was this: Geoffrey’s retiring from his job as IT from the courthouse – in December 2019, seven months after Angela went missing. Has LE looked into the possibility that he had an insurance policy on his wife and decided to cash in?

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