Missing Charles City woman found dead
By Bob Steenson, [email protected]
A Charles City woman who was the subject of a missing person search by area law enforcement and emergency services personnel was located earlier this week, deceased.
The Charles City Police Department issued an appeal on Monday for help from the public locating Angela Fogarty, a 46-year-old woman who had been missing from the Casa Apartments since Saturday, Dec. 3. She was last seen wearing a T-shirt and sweatpants but no shoes, and wasn’t thought to have a phone or any money with her.
“She may be confused if you encounter her,” the report said.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd County Search and Rescue, Floyd County CERT, EMA as well as firefighters from the Charles City, Colwell and Floyd fire departments all helped the Police Department in the search, which was organized out of the National Guard facilities.
According to police records, the report of Fogarty being missing was received by the Police Department a little before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service reported the low temperature overnight Saturday night was in the teens and in the 20s overnight Sunday night.
The Police Department Facebook page reported later Monday that Fogarty had been found, and reported on Wednesday that, “Unfortunately, Angela has passed away from this incident. Our condolences go out to her family during this trying time.”
The Police Department log on the event says that Fogarty was found deceased in the 2200 block of Clark Street on Monday. Police say they delayed announcing the death so family could be notified first.
Fogarty was formerly from New Hampton, and funeral arrangements are being handled by Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home of New Hampton. Visitation is planned for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home, and a memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton.
On Wednesday, the Charles City Police Department posted a follow-up on its Facebook page, thanking all the organizations that had helped with the search.
“These are all volunteer organizations made up of your neighbors and coworkers. It made us proud and thankful to see so many show up to help out. They dropped whatever they were doing and came straight away,” the post said.
“If you want to give back to your community in this way, contact any of these organizations and volunteer. They need you. Thanks to all of you who showed up. Great to know we can count on you all!” the Police Department post said.