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July 22, 2021

The Murder of Angie Dodge

The Murder of Angie Dodge
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On June 13, 1996, 18-year-old Angie Dodge was found in her apartment in Idaho Falls brutally raped and murdered.  Despite having plenty of DNA in the case, police quickly ran out of suspects until the following January, when a new lead brought them to 20-year-old  Christopher Tapp. His DNA didn't match that left at the crime scene, but that didn't matter - not after he gave police a confession about his involvement. By trial, Chris recanted his confession, saying it was coerced, but why would anyone confess to something they hadn't done?


East Idaho News | After 25 Years, Brian Dripps Goes to Prison for Rape and Murder of Angie Dodge (Eric Grossarth)

CBS News | How A Discarded Cigarette Led to an Arrest In Idaho Teen Angie Dodge's Cold Case Murder (Rybak, Schwartz, DiFiore, O'Connell and McLaughlin)

East Idaho News | Chris Tapp Sues Idaho Falls and Former IFPD Officers for Wrongful Conviction (Grossarth)

ISHI News | Unraveling the Twisted Case of Angie Dodge

East Idaho News | The Angie Dodge Case from 1996 Until Today. What’s Happened, Why and What's Next. (Nate Eaton)

Innocence Project | Christopher Tapp (Ken Otterbourg)

Post Register | Key Witness in Tapp Case Recants Testimony (Johnathan Hogan)

20/20 | Season 43 Episode 17: Stranger Than Fiction 

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