Report on girl found dead: Police visited her home 160 times
A Lower Township 15-year-old reported missing, then found dead in an apparent homicide late last year, lead a rebellious life, with frequent police intervention, little formal public school instruction and a troubled home life, the Press of Atlantic City reported this week.
The report says police visited Nicole Angstadt's home 160 times — most of them since 2012. Those visits were for issues noise complaints, domestic disputes and truancy issues, the report said. Police investigated complaints about theft, assault, trespassing, fraud, harassment and local ordinance violations, the report said.
According to the report:
Her friends said she earned a hard education on the streets among a crowd of adults much older and more streetwise than she.
But it also notes Angstadt's older sister disputed that characterization, describing her as "very intelligent, very smart. A great kid."
"She was one of the ones who brought the family together," 24-year-old Healther Bradley told the paper. She said every family had its issues, but the children in the family were loved.
Angstadt's death remains a mystery. She was last seen Nov. 29 and reported missing Dec. 1, according to authorities. Then, in December, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said it found a female's body in the crawlspace of a nearby home while searching for her.
Shortly after, the prosecutor's office said not only that the female found was Angstadt — but that her death was a homicide. Three people have been charged in the related investigation, but none in her death. Two are charged with armed robberies — though it's not immediately clear how those were connected to the investigation. A third, 32-year-old Charles E. Mosley of Rio Grande, is accused of having a sexual relationship with Angstadt.
The prosecutor's office has held off on saying how it believes Angstadt died, how she got into the crawl space, or whether any of those charged are considered suspects in her death. I
PerryAshley Yawhctob, a friend of Haather Bradley, told New Jersey 101.5 last month: "I think what the family really wants people to know is they should stop making up rumors about her. She doesn't deserve that."
Angstadt's death remains a mystery. She was last seen Nov. 29 and reported missing Dec. 1, according to authorities. Earlier this week, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said it found a female's body while searching for her.
Lower Township Police initially described Angstadt as a "runaway" when they put out a community alert about her disappearance. Yawhctob said that's not the case.
"Imagine having a daughter and people saying she's a runaway, and then finding out she actually wasn't a runaway, she was murdered," Yawhctob said.
Yawhctob said she was offended by comments she'd seen online about the alleged relationship between Angstadt and Mosley.
"She was a 15 year old little girl. Why is anyone asking what she wants with a 32-year-old? How about this: What does a 32-year-old man want with a little girl?" Yawhctob said. "It's very hurtful for the family. Regardless of what anyone hears or thinks or says about them, they still lost their 15-year-old girl."
Yawhctob described her friend as caring and generous, willing to help others out and to offer advice.
"She was very outgoing. She didn't care who you were," Yawhctob said. "She didn't judge you."