Family marks 22nd anniversary of Petal teen's disappearance

Clydell Freeman (left), Angela Freeman's grandmother, and Debra Freeman, Angela's mother, stand next to a memorial for Angela on Old River Road in Perry County Wednesday.
Clydell Freeman (left), Angela Freeman's grandmother, and Debra Freeman, Angela's mother, stand next to a memorial for Angela on Old River Road in Perry County Wednesday.

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The family of a Petal teenager who went missing 22 years ago is marking the anniversary of her disappearance.

Angela Lee Freeman, 17, was last seen the night of Sept. 10, 1993, at the Petal Pizza Hut.

Her car was later located near the old Mahned Bridge in Perry County, but Angela was never found.

On Wednesday, family members, including her mother and grandmother, gathered at a memorial for Angela on Old River Road. It is just a short distance from where her car was found.

"(The case) is not closed," said Debra Freeman, Angela's mother. "Something happened to her and we need to solve this, she deserves that."

"We never get it off of our mind," said Clydell Freeman, Angela's grandmother. "We're thinking about, well, why? What did she have to go through before her death, and we know she's dead."

The family is still offering a $12,000 reward for information about Angela's fate.