The Trail Went Cold – Episode 188 – Geetha Angara

February 8, 2005. Totowa, New Jersey. 43-year old chemist Geetha Angara shows up to work her shift at the Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment facility, but turns up missing. The following day, Geetha’s body is discovered inside one of the facility’s water tanks and her cause of death is determined to be drowning. A number of bruises on Geetha’s neck and body suggest that she got into a violent struggle before she was placed in the tank, so her case is classified as a homicide. While police investigate a number of Geetha’s co-workers, the killer is never identified. Who was responsible for murdering Geetha Angara and what was their motive? Or could her death have actually been a tragic accident caused by negligence? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore an horrific unexplained death which has stymied the authorities for over 15 years.

Additional Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geetha_Angara_homicide

https://www.nj.com/news/2015/02/from_the_archives_accident_or_murder_former_invest.html

https://www.nj.com/news/2015/02/death_in_the_water_tank_nightmarish_case_remains_u.html

https://www.nj.com/news/2015/02/from_the_archives_at_plant_a_chilling_idea_killer.html

https://www.nj.com/news/2015/02/from_the_archives_state_to_take_up_probe_in_death.html

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-jun-12-na-drown12-story.html

https://people.com/archive/a-killer-among-us-vol-65-no-11/

https://nypost.com/2006/02/06/zeroing-in-on-n-j-chemists-killer-3-suspects-eyed-1-yr-after-water-plant-slay/

https://nypost.com/2006/05/01/murder-may-be-mishap-scientist-might-have-fallen-into-tank/

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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