“Her sense of humor, her smile and she was just a good friend. I could call her, she could call me, we were friends as much as we were brother and sister."
OREGON (WIFR) – The man who killed a Stateline woman nearly 30 years ago is paying the price with his own life.
We spoke with the family of the victim who say they’re ready to close this chapter of their lives.
21-year-old Angie Crowley of Oregon was kidnapped, raped, beaten and murdered in May of 1986, while taking a road trip in Florida. 27 years later, her killer is getting the death penalty.
Crowley’s older brother Chris is inside Florida State Prison at the execution that was scheduled for 5:00 central time.
“I’m glad it’s over. Nothing is going to change what happened but all the other things that came with it the legal proceedings, the worries about appeals, the worries about whether or not they would keep the death penalty, all of that is now gone.”
Chris says he and his family can now focus on remembering Angie.
51-year-old William Happ kidnapped Angie while she stopped at a phone booth to call her friend she was meeting in Florida. Her body was found later that day in Canal, about 8 miles from the area. Chris says he still misses his baby sister.
“Her sense of humor, her smile and she was just a good friend. I could call her, she could call me, we were friends as much as we were brother and sister,” Chris said.
Chris spoke to Angie on the phone the night before she was killed. They talked for three overs going over the 300 mile route. Chris says he went to the site where Angie’s body was found for the first and last time, yesterday.
Chris, his two sisters, brother, and son are all in Florida right now. Another brother, sister, and Angie’s parents have all passed away.