Angela Erin Ball Felkins, 29, was last seen 07/21/09 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her body was found 07/23/09 in an abandoned city building.
Born Marcy Erin Bigham in McCrory, Arkansas, she was removed by the state at the age of four after allegations of sexual abuse. She soon had a new name, Angela Erin Ball, and was living with adoptive parents in Garden City, Kansas.1 She later moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where she graduated high school.
The mother of four was known to be adventurous, and also lived in Missouri and Oklahoma. Family was important to Angela, who enjoyed making people happy and spending time with her sons.2
Angela is survived by husband David Felkins; sons Dristen and Dillon Bradley, Issac Felkins and Daniel Ball; parents Victor and Linda Ball; brothers Jerry, Terry and Charles Ball; and, sisters Suzanne, Natasha and Alisha. She is interred at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas.3
Move to New Orleans
In 2008 Angela met Jarrod Frosch, 40, while dancing at a Billion Dollar Babes in Lebanon, Kansas. Frosch was an off-shore worker who lived in Marrero, Louisiana, and was in Kansas visiting his sick mother.
When Frosch returned to Louisiana, she made plans to follow. He initially agreed, but had second thoughts and “…tried to talk her out of it.” He claimed to have rarely spoken with Angela during the two months she was in New Orleans.4
When the hoped-for relationship with Frosch didn’t materialize, she moved into a hotel room with two of her four sons and a coworker, Angela Wright. She worked under the stage name ‘Destiny’ at Lipstixx and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, as well as other Bourbon Street clubs.
Wright, 20, was the last person who saw Angela 07/21/09. Angela was wearing the white dress, gold sandals, and a matching gold purse she’d given her earlier that day for her 29th birthday. Around 4pm she left her children with Wright and headed to work on Bourbon Street. She called around midnight to say she’d only earned $94 and decided to stay longer in hopes of making more money.1
On 07/23/09 Angela’s body was found in the Old New Orleans City Hall Annex at 2400 Canal Street. A homeless woman discovered her on the stairwell landing between the 3rd and 4th floors. She was still wearing her dress and shoes; however, there was no sign of the gold purse.
Coroner Frank Minyard determined Angela bled to death from several stab wounds on her neck and wrist. Bruises and brush burns on her face, neck, hip and left shoulder were also found, indicating her attacker also beat and dragged her in the process of the murder. Toxicology report showed no drugs in Angela’s system.1
Person of Interest
Frosch is considered a “person of interest” by Detective Ryan Aucoin, who is investigating the murder.5 No information could be found regarding the outcome of any questioning.
Frosch was incarcerated in Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on simple burglary charges from 07/02/09-07/20/09. He was also accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the End Zone Bar in Gretna.67
New Orleans Police Department is working to solve the Angela Erin Ball Felkins case and bring her killer(s) to justice. If you have information about this crime, please call (504) 658-5300.
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- NOLA.com: Stripper who died in Mid-City in July was murdered, coroner says, published 12/29/09.
- Garland Funeral Home: Obituary for Angela Erin Ball Felkins, accessed 10/25/20.
- Find A Grave: Angela Felkins, accessed 10/25/20.
- The New Orleans Advocate: Stripper came to New Orleans for love, but ended up dead, published 08/07/09.
- The Times-Picayune: Police looking for man linked to Bourbon Street dancer’s death, published 01/06/10.
- The Times-Picayune: St. Charles business burglaries blamed on Marrero man, published 04/08/10.
- The Times-Picayune: Marrero man accused of taking $5,600 in Gretna bar burglary, published 06/17/10.