Articles from the time of Housman's abduction and subsequent investigation.
Copies of the fourth-grader's school picture are on "Missing" fliers posted in nearly every shop along St. Charles Rock Road.
Police noted similarities among the three cases: Each child was a white girl about the same age; they were last seen about the same time, late in the afternoon.
A bank of telephones, ringing endlessly at a police dispatching center in Clayton, tells the story.
A task force investigating the murders of Angie Marie Housman and Cassidy Senter has asked for the public's help again, this time in identifying a quilted bedspread and comforter.
Diane Bone, Angie Housman's mother, thanked police for working hard but said, "I get to wondering, `Who could it be?' When I go to the store, I wonder if the person could be in the same store with me, or maybe it's the person driving up my street.
"I guess police are having a hard time," she said.
After more than six weeks, investigators still don't know who killed 10-year-old Cassidy or 9-year-old Angie Housman. Police don't even know if there was one killer, two killers - or more.
Police do not believe Thomas Brooks had anything to do with Angie Housman's murder, and that case remains unsolved.
Five people have seen the man. The composite is a result of detailed questioning of the witnesses, who saw the man on at least three occasions: Nov. 16, Nov. 18, and Feb. 4.
"If you're looking for a bunch of frustrated policeman, this is the place to come," said St. Louis Sgt. Riley Hughes. "This is the most frustrating case I've encountered in my 30 1/2 years as a policeman."
Michael Shepard of Washington University's remote sensing laboratory using such photos to solve crimes is "very unusual, but it's one of the best uses I can think of for this data."
The crime rocked the community, threw parents into a panic and led to one of the most intense police investigations ever launched in the St. Louis area.
Nothing has changed in the last two years for Diane Bone, Angie's mother. "I still hurt, I still cry," she said. "It really hasn't gotten any better."
A man dying of cancer told a nurse that he and another man kidnapped Angie Housman, a source close to the case says.
The head of the Major Case Squad said, "It's a promising lead."
Both murders, police recall, set the area on edge for days, wondering if a killer was in their midst and when and where he might strike again.
The latest hope revolves around DNA technology, which has become increasingly sophisticated. The detectives are planning to send some evidence to a lab in Texas. That might produce something.