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A plea from Carol Dodge
6 years ago

In Loving Memory of Angie Raye Dodge December 21, 1977 - June 13, 1996 Angie Raye Dodge was brutally murdered in the early morning hours of June 13, 1996 at her “I” Street apartment in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Angie’s mother, Carol Dodge, make a special plea to anyone having any information about any individuals involved in Angie Dodge’s murder to come forward. June 2008. Twelve years later Idaho Falls Police detectives, still search for crucial information and suspects involved in Dodge’ murder. There is definitely one individual, in addition to Christopher Tapp, who has never been held accountable for the murder of Angie Dodge. DNA evidence collected at the crime scene is of a Caucasian individual who’s name and face remain a mystery. This individual was associated with Christopher Tapp - Idaho Falls, Idaho. In 1997,Tapp was convicted of 1st degree murder and rape for his involvement in Dodge’s murder. In Tapp’s taped confession, he claims that two other men participated with him in the brutal murder of Angie Dodge. June 13, 1996 in the early morning hours between 12:30 and 4:00 a.m. 18 year old Angie Dodge was brutally murdered and raped at her “I” Street apartment in Idaho Falls. Prior to Dodge’s death, five teenage friends had visited with Angie’s at her apartment.The friends left Angie’s apartment approximately 12:30 a. m. January 1997. In a taped confession,Tapp states he went with Benjamin Hobbs and an unidentified mystery person that Tapp only identified as a person named “Mike” to Dodge’s “I” Street apartment shortly before midnight on June 12. Tapp claims the three men circled around the block of “I” street several times waiting for Dodge’s friends to leave.Tapp claims the three men left the area for a short time and drove around the Freeman Park area before returning to Dodge’s apartment. app states that the three men arrived back at Dodge’s apartment and entered the apartment after Angie let them in.Tapp claims Hobbs and Angie Dodge got into a verbal argument and Hobbs stabbed Angie Dodge.Tapp claims that he then held Dodge’s arms down while Hobbs and the unidentified mystery person raped her several times.Tapp claims Hobbs slit Dodge’s throat and then the three men fled from the crime scene. Dodge’s lifeless exposed body was later discovered by two co-workers who worked with Dodge at Beauty for All Seasons. The concerned co-workers had gone to Dodge’s apartment after Dodge did not show up for work and was not responding to any of their phone calls. Christopher Tapp was charged and convicted for 1st degree murder and rape in 1997. Tapp is now serving 25 years to life at the Idaho State Prison.The DNA collected at the crime scene did not match Tapp or Hobbs.To date, Tapp refuses to give up the true identity of the mystery person, who’s DNA was found at the crime scene. Although, Tapp implicated Hobbs in the murder of Angie Dodge, no charges have ever been filed against Hobbs. Hobbs is serving a 25 year sentence for an unrelated attempted murder and rape that he committed in the state of Nevada December 1996. Over the past twelve years, investigators have interviewed more than 300 people and tested over 75 DNA’s hoping to find closure to this brutal crime. But, despite investigators efforts, all leads have been fruitless. Investigators have no doubt that there are individuals with knowledge about Angie Dodge’s murder, but for various reasons they are reluctant or scared to come forward with crucial information and help identity of those involved to solve this murder case. The Dodge family and the Idaho Falls Police Department again make a public plea for ANYONE with information regarding the murder of Angie Dodge please contact: Idaho Falls Police Chief @ (208) 612-8663 - Sergeant Jim Hoffman @ (208) 612-8652 “Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.” Information can also be e-mailed to angiesweb03@yahoo.com (or) Justice4angiedodge@yahoo.com

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