Inmate at West Virginia prison charged with murder in connection to his daughter’s disappearance

A West Virginia prison inmate has been charged with murder and other offenses related to the disappearance of his infant daughter more than two years ago. The Cabell County grand jury indicted Shannon Patrick Overstreet on charges of murder, death of a child by a parent by child abuse, and concealment of a deceased human body, according to the Huntington police.

The authorities stated that evidence collected during the investigation pointed to Overstreet’s involvement in the death of Angele Nichole Overstreet and the disposal of her remains. The three-month-old girl was last seen in May 2021, prompting a thorough investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and state police from West Virginia and Kentucky.

Overstreet is currently serving a two to 10-year sentence at the Huttonsville Correctional Center after pleading guilty to malicious wounding and forgery charges. These charges were related to an incident in which he struck his mother in the head and subsequently signed her name to a check and cashed it. The timing of these crimes coincided with the disappearance of his daughter in May 2021.

When the baby was reported missing, the Huntington police department sought assistance from the public in locating her. West Virginia Child Protective Services became involved after discovering custody issues in Kentucky. Overstreet initially claimed to have given the child to CPS workers, but investigators were unable to verify this exchange.

The indictment and arrest of Overstreet mark a significant development in the case that has gripped the community for more than two years. The authorities are continuing their efforts to recover the remains of the infant and bring closure to the heartbreaking situation.

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson is an accomplished journalist with a background in political reporting and a deep passion for storytelling. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she honed her skills in investigative journalism and media ethics.
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