View Full Version : OH OH - Jill Holzbach, 29, Jackson, 6 Feb 1991

07-23-2005, 08:54 PM
It remains one of the biggest murder mysteries in Stark County -- a woman shot to death in a police station parking lot.

Now, more than 14 years later, township police say they are tracking new leads and have identified a single suspect in the unsolved homicide of 29-year-old Jill Holzbach.

Police wouldn't release any details, but said Friday that they are re-interviewing witnesses based on new information. Lt. Chris Rudy also confirmed that Holzbach's former husband, Jimmy S. Holzbach, is not the suspect.

``All evidence we have is leading to one person and one person only,'' he said, declining to identify the individual.

Jill Holzbach of Massillon was sitting in a parked car at the Jackson Township Police Department around 10:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 1991, when she was shot in the neck and face with a .38-caliber handgun. She was shot while police and others were inside the station, but they said they never heard gunfire.

Jill Holzbach was the mother of a 4-year-old girl and her husband publicly announced he was a target of the investigation. http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/12205675.htm

02-07-2011, 02:21 PM
*bump* 20 years on, this week. The police officer says he has no doubt who did it but didn't provide a name?



Before cell phone cameras, parking lot videos and global positioning gadgets, a woman named Jill Holzbach drove a 1973 Mercury Comet to the township police station in a frantic cry for help.

She honked the horn.

“Get out of the car!” the man who’d followed her in a second car hollered.

The 29-year-old wife and mother didn’t budge. Her windows were up. The doors locked. It was 10:20 p.m., raining, very dark, and she was alone. Inside the police station, a front desk clerk heard some commotion. However, a handful of officers, seated farther away inside, didn’t hear a thing.