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May 18, 2003 11:37 PM

Missing Woman

A southwestern South Dakota woman is missing, and investigators say her disappearance is suspicious. Debra Ann Angelo hasn't been seen or heard from in three days. The 43 year old lives in Fall River County near Hot Springs. On Thursday she was planning to go to Spearfish to meet her husband... but never made it. The last anyone heard from Debra Angelo was Thursday morning, when she called a friend about getting a ride to the bus stop. She was supposed to meet her husband at a Special Olympics event in Spearfish.But she later called her friend back and said not to worry about giving her ride, she'd catch one later in the day. That never happened. She's 5-foot-3, 110 pounds with light brown hair and green eyes. A local sheriff's deputy says what makes her disappearance suspicious is what she left at home. Deputy Steve McMillan says, "Her jacket, cigarettes, stuff like that were left at the residence, things she would have taken with her were just laying there like she was getting ready to leave and that's as far as they went." The Fall county sheriff's department has searched by air and brought in 40 people to look on foot and on horseback in the area surrounding Angelo's house. They called off the search after not finding any sign of her. Angelo lives in an area surrounded by canyons, which made looking for her difficult. Angelo was wearing jeans and a gray sweatshirt when she disappeared. If you have any information, call the Fall River Sheriff's department at 605-745-4444.