More than a year after listing her husband as a person of interest, it appears that the search for answers in the disappearance of Angie Yarnell in November 2003 may be drawing to an end.

On Thursday, Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty announced Michael Shane Yarnell, her husband, has been charged with her murder. He is currently being held in the Morgan County Jail facing second degree murder and manslaughter charges.


More than a year after listing her husband as a person of interest, it appears that the search for answers in the disappearance of Angie Yarnell in November 2003 may be drawing to an end.
On Thursday, Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty announced Michael Shane Yarnell, her husband, has been charged with her murder. He is currently being held in the Morgan County Jail facing second degree murder and manslaughter charges. 
According to a statement released by Petty’s office, earlier this week a task force of investigators from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force conducted an extensive, in-depth investigation into the disappearance of Michelle “Angie” Yarnell.  She was reported missing five years ago.
Investigators followed numerous leads, interviewed several people, and determined that she was the victim of homicide stemming from a domestic disturbance on or about Oct. 26, 2003, at her home. 
Angie Yarnell was reported missing by her mother, who had not heard from her for several days. Since her disappearance, Yarnell has not been in contact with anyone in her family or any of her longtime friends, leading her mother, Marianne Asher-Chapman to believe her daughter had been the victim of foul play. 
Angie Yarnell was last seen in the Ivy Bend area where she lived with her husband.
Michael Yarnell was named as a “person of interest” four years after she went missing. He was arrested in Biloxi, Miss., last month and was extradited back to Missouri.
He was arrested on forgery and tampering with physical evidence stemming from a post card he allegedly sent a family member of Mrs. Yarnell’s, purporting to be from her. 
Petty said Yarnell has given information to investigators that will help them in the recovery of Mrs. Yarnell’s remains. That investigation is still on-going. 
“The task force’s new priority is to bring Angie home to her loved ones,” he said.
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