Huntington — The investigation into the disappearance of Angel Nichole Overstreet has resulted in an indictment, according to officials.
The Cabell County Circuit Court grand jury indictment charges the infant’s father, Shannon Patrick Overstreet, with death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian or other persons by child abuse; murder; and concealment of a deceased human body. The three-month-old’s father was a longtime suspect in the case.
Investigators collected evidence indicating Shannon Overstreet was responsible for Angel’s death.
In addition, authorities say the father was responsible for concealing and disposing of her remains.
According to the indictment, May 2, 2021 was the last time investigators were able to visually confirm the child’s whereabouts.
Police labeled her disappearance as suspicious from the beginning.
On the one-year anniversary of her disappearance in 2022, area media revisited the case.
At that time, they found the case of the missing Huntington baby still active. Reporter Anna Saunders of WCHS-TV was one who reported at that time.
Saunders reported that investigators announced in late May 2021 that the baby from Huntington had not been accounted for since May 8.
“She’s our baby. She’s everybody’s baby,” Ceil Butera, a member of “Angel Overstreet’s Missing” Facebook page, said. “You just cannot lose a three-month-old child.”
“While there have been few updates since last May,” the reporter said “the Facebook page has remained strong as 2,000 people from across the country post there daily.”
It was noted that members of that Facebook page came together to buy an Angel Overstreet billboard in Huntington.
Known facts were that in May 2021, Child Protective Services paid a visit to Angel’s father about custody issues.
Shannon Overstreet said at the time that he had already handed the baby over to CPS, but the agency had no record of that.
Huntington police then launched an investigation and shortly after, Shannon Overstreet was taken into custody for unrelated charges in a case where he was recently indicted for attempted murder after he allegedly beat up his mother.
In June, his pond in Olive Hill, Kentucky was searched.
Being unable to locate the infant led to a multi-agency investigation conducted by the Huntington Police Department.
Assistance came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, the United States Marshals Service, the Kentucky State Police, the West Virginia State Police and Child Protective Services agencies from West Virginia and Kentucky.