Police: No Leads In Orlando Cold CaseVictim's Daughter: Mom Liked To Hang Out In Parramore Area
POSTED: 12:25 pm EDT May 1, 2010 UPDATED: 12:36 pm EDT May 1, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. --
It has been five years since an Orlando woman disappeared, and Friday night her family said the pain is still fresh.
Angela Reeder is one of 16 cold cases that Orlando police detectives have on their books.
In this case, they said they're out of leads.
Samerica Reeder is moved to tears when she talks about her mom.
"I just deal with it one day at a time," she said.
She said her mom was addicted to cocaine and alcohol, and it didn't help things that she was involved in a bad relationship with her then-boyfriend Willy Greene.
Greene was also an alcoholic, Samerica Reeder said. She said he would get drunk, he would be very violent and abusive toward her mother.
The victim's daughter said her mother was known to go on binges and disappear in the Parramore area.
"She used to go around there and hang out in the Parramore Village and things like that, but she would always come back home," Samerica Reeder said. "This particular time she didn't."
For two weeks, the family and family searched for her, but they couldn't find her anywhere. They called police on Sept. 1, 2005.
Detective Patrick Schneider, of the Orlando Police Department, said at the time, Greene was a person of interest, but he skipped town after Angela Reeder disappeared.
"He left everything in the apartment, just up and disappeared one night," Schneider said.
Police said all they knew about Greene for five years was that he was in Georgia -- until recently.
"Samerica received a phone call from Willy's family advising her he had died," Schneider said.
If there was a secret, police said, Greene took it to his grave. Police said they're hoping that he told someone what happened to Angela Reeder before he died.
For the woman's daughter, there's a hole in her heart that can never be filled as long as her mother is missing.
"She was a good mom besides her habits," Samerica Reeder said.
Anyone with information should call OPD's missing persons tip line at 407-246-2916.