The body of missing woman Angelea Schultz has been located in a tragic conclusion to a case riddled with horrific details. The young woman was reportedly murdered by her boyfriend Boede Paul, who later died in a shootout in a suicide-by-cop style ending. This is truly a sad story with an outcome that nobody wanted, but it's also another story that showcases the statistics of violently abusive relationships.
Twenty-five-year-old Boede Paul reportedly called sheriff's on Wednesday to meet with detectivesÂ—where he then confessed to murdering the 23-year-old Pocatello, Idaho woman. However, it wasn't long after that the man pulled a gun on the officers. Several hours later he was shot dead by SWAT officers during a shootout.
"Suicide-by-cop" has the official cause of death ruled by the Bannock County Coroner, but Angelea's cause of death isn't yet released. However, they retrieved bloody clothing and a baseball bat believed used to murder the missing woman.
Before pulling a gun on authorities he gave a general idea of where to locate the body of Angelea Schultz Â—and had he not, she might not have ever been found. Officials had to use excavating equipment to dig down approximately 10 to 12 feet underground. Her remains were buried in an area where he had been working with access to heavy equipment. The home of Boede Paul was found to be the primary crime scene.
While Paul's confession in Angelea's murder was graphic and details, officials say he never revealed a motive. This is the most perplexing detail in the entire mess. It's known who killed her, how she was killed and with what instrumentÂ—but why? The act of beating someone to death is an intimate behavior that is messy and hands-on in a way that indicates extreme passion. It might be that Boede Paul was fueled by a passionate anger during a heated fight with his girlfriend, which pushed him over the edge in a very brutal beating. However, with both the victim and the only suspect dead, the true answer will never be known.
Chelsea Hoffman is a candidly opinionated crime analyst with a lifelong interest in criminology and activism. She also owns 'Girl Nerdology' and is the author of several fiction stories. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or email her privately through Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case.