OSAGE, Iowa (TCD) -- A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged after allegedly killing a 30-year-old woman whose skull was discovered in a state park last year.
According to the criminal complaint, on July 12, 2021, at approximately 5:27 p.m., a teenager found a human skull at the Greenbelt River Trail Park. A deputy reportedly responded to the scene and recovered the skull.
Around seven months later, on Feb. 2, Angela Bradbury's family reported her missing to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office. They reportedly had not seen her since April 2021.
Nearly a week later, on Feb. 11, authorities were able to confirm that the skull belonged to Bradbury utilizing dental records, the complaint said.
Upon further investigation of the timeline, authorities learned Bradbury was arrested on April 5, 2021, for allegedly trespassing, but she was released the next day. Bradbury reportedly went to an associate's house on April 6, changed clothes, and left with a younger white male.
According to the complaint, Nathan Gilmore had a scheduled arraignment at the Cerro Gordo County Jail on April 6, the day Bradbury was released from jail.
On Aug. 19, Gilmore was interviewed by law enforcement and said he picked up a woman who looked like Bradbury near the Cerro Gordo County Jail on April 6, the complaint alleges. However, he reportedly denied knowing who she was when he picked her up.
Gilmore changed his story and stated that he dropped Bradbury off five blocks away, and he told authorities he had not seen her again.
However, the complaint alleges that Gilmore's Facebook account was active on April 6, northwest of the Greenbelt River Trail Park at 7:21 p.m. and then active again southeast of the Greenbelt River Trail Park at around 8:37 p.m.
According to the complaint, police searched Gilmore's home on Aug. 19, 2022, where they discovered a drawing of a "Satanic" goat's head in the shape of a pentagram with blood splatters and different numbers, including "04-06," the date Bradbury was last seen, "590," a code believed to mean "someone is tired of living," and "43.3, -92.8," the GPS coordinates for the Greenbelt River Trail Park.