Left: Rader, circa 1977; Right: Age-progressed to age 44 (circa 2007)
Angela Mae Rader
Missing since February 7, 1977 from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Rader was last seen in Roanoke, Virginia on February 7, 1977. Angela Rader was with her friend Tammy Lynn Akers . Neither Rader nor Akers showed up for school the next day at William Ruffner Junior High School. They were never heard from again.
Rader had run away with Akers a time or two before. Rader and Akers both worked for a friend of their families, Earl Bramblett, at the time they disappeared. Bramblett has since been convicted for the 1994 murder of a family of four and was executed in April 2003.
Investigators believe that Bramblett may have played a part in Akers and Rader's disappearances. Bramblett reportedly told friends that he wished he hadn't "hurt Tammy" three years after she went missing. He was never charged in either Akers or Rader's disappearances.
Bramblett has always maintained that he had nothing to do with what happened to Tammy Akers and Angela Rader.
Investigators Roanoke City Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Roanoke City Police Department
Agency Case Number: 77-15978
NCMEC Number: NCMC786461
The Roanoke Times
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Virginia State Police
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