The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the cold case disappearances of Angela Fullmer, Hannah Zaccagilni and Karin Mero.

Now that the courthouse gold thieves have been apprehended, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department says it is making the cold case disappearances of three local women “a major priority.”

Investigators are working to discover what happened to Hannah Zaccaglini and Karin Mero, who were 15 and 27 when they disappeared from McCloud in 1997, as well as Angela Fullmer, who was last seen in the Lake Siskiyou area in 2002 when she was 34 years old.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey states in a news release that it’s likely the three cases are homicides.

“We are convinced that Hannah and Karin met with foul play and we think we have developed sufficient investigative leads to determine reasonably what happened to these young women,” said Lopey, adding there has been some “encouraging progress” in Fullmer’s case, as well.

Lopey said he’s convinced there are citizens who reside in Siskiyou County and elsewhere who know what happened to the three women.

“Sometimes even minor information can develop into a major break in a case,” he said.

Information may be provided anonymously in the cases, and Lopey says confidentiality is assured if that is the preference of the reporting party.

“I am confident that these cases can be resolved, especially with support from the public. Any assistance and support provided will be greatly appreciated by me, this Department and the families of these crime victims,” Lopey said.

Those with information about the Hannah Zaccaglini or Karin Mero case should contact Detective Jeff Moser at (530) 842-8764.

Information about Angela Fullmer’s case should be provided to Detective Sergeant Jim Randall, at (530) 842-8763.

Information can also be provided to the 24-hour dispatch number at (530) 841-2900.