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Osage Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing North Iowa Woman

An Osage man charged with murder in the death of a north Iowa woman last year has pleaded not guilty.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Nathan James Gilmore in August in connection with the death of 29-year-old Angela Bradbury, a rural Cerro Gordo County woman last seen alive on April 6, 2021. Gilmore was officially charged with first-degree murder during arraignment Tuesday in Mitchell County District Court. He pleaded not guilty while asking for a speedy trial. No trial date has been set.

The criminal complaint against Gilmore shows Gilmore and Bradbury appear to have met at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse in Mason City on April 6 of last year. Associates of Bradbury’s say she left later that same day with an unknown younger white male and believed they traveled to the St. Ansgar area. Bradbury was never heard from again.

Her human remains were found near the Greenbelt Trail just south of Mitchell three months after she disappeared and were identified this past February as Bradbury. 

Authorities say evidence leading them to Gilmore included Facebook activity near the trail the day Bradbury disappeared. A search of his residence also discovered a drawing with satanic graphics, blood splatter, and a series of numbers associated with the investigation that further linked him to Bradbury’s murder.

Gilmore is being held on a $1 million bond.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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