Iowa Man Murdered Woman As Part Of Satanic Ritual

Trail Head

Nathan James Gilmore, 23, was arrested for first-degree murder in the death of Angela Nicole Bradbury, 29. He allegedly referenced the murder in a social media message.

Gilmore told police that he picked a woman up who matched Bradbury‘s description from Cerro Gordon County Jail on April 6, 2021. He initially said he dropped her off at home in Mason City but later allegedly changed stories and said he dropped her off five blocks from the jail.

A teenager found the skull at Greenbelt River Trail Park on July 12, 2021, roughly three months after the murder.

Bradbury was reported missing in February of this year, and her remains were discovered at a trail in April 2022. A medical examiner determined her manner of death was a homicide.

Gilmore told police that he left Bradbury on April 6, 2021, but detectives allege that his Facebook account showed that he was in Greenbelt River Trail Park that day.

Angela Nicole Bradbury, 29, was murdered at the Iowa park in April 2021. Gilmore later allegedly threatened in a message to a friend of his ex-girlfriend that the man would “be looking like the body they found outside Mitchell.”

Detectives searched Gilmore’s home on Friday and found a drawing that “depicted a satanic goat’s head in the shape of a pentagram with what appeared to be blood spatters drawn on it.” Numbers that were written on the drawing allegedly referenced Bradbury‘s death.

Detectives believe that “04-06” coincided with April 6, the day Bradbury was murdered. The numbers “43.3, -92.8” are allegedly abbreviated GPS coordinates of the park.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Iowa man accused of murdering woman, placing her head on a stick in a park – Fox News
  2. Disturbing text messages, drawings help investigators tie Iowa man to woman’s death – KCCI Des Moines
  3. Murder charges brought after satanic drawings found in case of missing Mason City woman – Globe Cazette
  4. Number of disturbing clues lead to arrest of Osage man connected to 2021 murder – KIMT 3
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