Almost a year-and-a-half after she was last seen alive, a suspect has been arrested for murder in the death of a north Iowa woman.
The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 23-year-old Nathan Gilmore of Osage and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Angela Bradbury of rural Cerro Gordo County. She was last seen alive in April 2021, her remains were found last summer near the Greenbelt Trail, and were identified as Bradbury’s in February.
The criminal complaint lists a timeline of events leading up to Gilmore’s apprehension. It shows Bradbury and Gilmore apparently met while both were dealing with legal issues in Mason City on April 6, 2021, the date she left for St. Ansgar with a younger white male. On July 12, 2021, a teenager found a human skull, which had been placed on a stick. On August 26, 2021, Gilmore allegedly sent a Snapchat message to a male associate of one of Gilmore’s ex-girlfriends and said, “You’ll be looking like the body they found outside Mitchell.”
Gilmore was interviewed by law enforcement last Friday, when he described being present in the park the day the skull was discovered and provided an accurate description of the skull and initially claimed he knew about the case due to media reports. During a search of his residence, a drawing was found affixed to a whiteboard in his living room. The drawing had blood splatters on it next to a goat head and numbers correlating to the case.
Gilmore was arrested Monday is being held on a $1 million bond.