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    FL - Sherri Vanessa Holland, 34, Flagler Beach, 16 Aug 1996

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    Case File 1698DFFL

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1698dffl.html

    Sherri Vanessa Holland
    Missing since August 16, 1996 from Flagler Beach, Flagler County, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: May 9, 1962
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"-5'5"; 115-120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde or strawberry hair; blue eyes. Petite build.
    Marks, Scars: Scar on left arm.


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Holland was last seen at 11:30 a.m. in Flagler Beach, Florida on August 16, 1996, when she and her two dogs left her vacation home in Flagler Beach, Florida, preparing to return to her house on Peachtree Battle Avenue in northwest Atlanta.
    Her car, a Champagne Gold, 1985 or 1987 BMW 325i, GA Tag - BKT664, was found August 24, 1996 abandoned on the northbound side of I-75 just south of Highway 54 in Morrow, Georgia. The car had nail in the right front tire, that was flat.
    Her dogs were found at a Riverdale apartment complex two miles away. The mixed breed had been killed in traffic, and the other pet was returned to Hollandís sister. Hollandís twin sister called Flagler Beach police a few days later because her sister never made contact with her.
    Investigators say Holland, who owned a vacation home in Flagler Beach, may have been abducted anywhere between Flagler Beach and Atlanta. They described her as an adult entertainer who may have been involved in prostitution. Her photo was in a provocative advertisement in a magazine sold in Atlanta strip clubs and adult stores.
    Neighbors described Holland as very private and very pretty. She rarely had visitors and kept to herself.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Flagler County (FL) Sheriff's Office
    904- 437-4116
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    Morrow (GA) Police Department
    Police Chief Ken MacGillvary
    770-960-3003
    or
    GBI
    Special Agent Fred Mays
    770-388-5019

    Agency Case Number: F96-2950 (FCSO)

    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_sherri.html
    Much more details about Sherri's circumstances.

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/holland.html

    I don't find Sherri listed in NamUs at this time.

    There are articles about her disappearance but they are pay per view in the Atlanta paper.

    Sherri has been missing 14 years today. Come home soon.
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    Bumping for Sherri.

    Please read the detailed information at this link.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_sherri.html
    This case is VERY strange. Personally, I don't think she staged a disappearance, I think she was taken and probably killed, I hate to say. Let's find her so her family can have her brought home.
    No female, no matter how drunk, drugged, or provocatively dressed they may be, deserves to be ogled, harrassed, raped, or murdered. So stop the ignorant insinuations.

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    Did Gary Hilton murder Sherri Vanessa Holland?

    You know when you get a gut feeling?
    I think convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton has something to do with the disappearance of Sherri Holland.
    Websleuths Gary Hilton Timeline & Media

    I was doing some research on convicted psychopathic killer Gary Michael Hilton and of all the missing persons connected to him Sherri is not one of them - but ...I was looking at the 4 cases he was convicted on - and there are some startling similarities regarding his modis Operandi and the circumstances under which Sherri Holland went missing.


    Hilton's Timeline in full is here: Gary Michael Hilton.

    Gary Michael Hilton was convicted for these murders and is on Death Row...

    2007
    Kidnapping, robbery, murder and dismemberment of Cheryl Dunlap a Florida Sunday School teacher. Hilton burnt and beheaded body in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. Dunlap's body was found Dec. 19, 2007.
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    Hilton killed John Bryant in Nantahala National Forest in Macon County.
    Hilton also killed Irene Bryant in the Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County.

    2008
    Hilton abducted and murdered Meredith Emerson
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    Connections - Hilton's MO & Sherri Hollands circumstances

    Dog Connection:
    In the case of the murder of Meredith Emerson, Hilton came across her when she was hiking on the trail at Dawson Forest with her dog. Hilton also had a dog - a red colored retriever. One of the things he mentioned in his rambling confession was that he couldn't kill the dog - so he ended up letting the dog go in a carpark at a supermarket a few miles away. The dog was found and identified as Meredith's dog.

    In the case of Sherri Holland - she also had 2 dogs. After Sherri disappeared the dogs were found 2 miles away in an apartment block complex.

    Florida Connection:
    Hilton had grown up in and lived in Florida. His victim Cheryl Dunlap was killed in Florida.
    Hilton was known to travel extensively - he was being looked at as a POI in 3 states - Atlanta, North Carolina and Florida.

    Sherri Holland had been travelling the Highway from Florida to her home in Georgia.

    Georgia Connection:
    Sherri Holland lived 22 minutes away from where Hilton lived - from what I can gather he moved to Marietta GA (directly north of Peach Battle Ave NG where Sherri lived) and he worked at Duluth - 35 minutes away from Sherri. He was a regular at the DeKalb County Court - he was (self stated) a serial criminal - a conman.

    Sherri's residence was in between these locations that Hilton frequented daily.


    The Car Connection:
    When Hilton abducted (and went on to murder) Cheryl Dunlap, Dunlap's car was found on the side of the highway with a flat tyre. Hilton had flattened the tyre by puncturing it with a knife.

    Sherri Hollands BMW was found at the side of the road with a puncture from a nail.


    Other thoughts:
    In 1995 Hilton helped develop a plot to a murder movie that had similarities to the crimes (that he later was accused of committing). An Atlanta attorney who also produces movies said Gary Michael Hilton helped him come up with the plot of "Deadly Run" in 1995. This movie was about a Hunt Club - basically abducting women and taking them to the forest and hunting them down and killing them.
    The film was brought up in Hilton's trials. Basically he carried out what the plot was in the films. The locations he used on the film were stomping grounds of where later Hilton was to murder Emerson.

    Sherri was killed in 1996 - a year after the film was made.

    In many of the timeline lists for Hilton, there are many unsolved murders and Missing Persons scattered down the years in the area's he was later known to frequent. There were similarities of how he disposed of the bodies - what he did to them.
    Gary Hilton, said to the jailers at the Dawson County, GA; Jailers, when asked, if you are so intelligent, why were you caught. His response, "They haven't caught me since I was 14 years old!"


    Sherri was a sex worker and it was known that she ran a high-class escort service business from her residence.
    I am wondering if at sometime that Sherri had come across Gary Hilton in her line of work.
    If he had recognized her alone and in her car travelling the highway with her dogs on her way home he may have easily been able to get Sherri's confidence after he damaged her car tyre, and offer her a lift - or just abduct her at knife/gun point - and damage her tyre as a cover up.

    My gut feeling with this case is so overwhelming - I can almost see it.
    It would not surprise me to think that Sherri Holland was abducted and killed by Hilton and ended up in Stone Mountain Park - or one of the other forests in the area.
    Even where Meredith Emerson was found at Dawson Forest - just north of Sherri and Gary Hiltons residences.
    Also, just to add, Hiltons 2nd wife was a security person at Stone Mountain - there maybe no connection, but he would know that Park and all the surrounding ones very well.

    I hope this could be looked into - this cold case is frozen.


    I hope this map helps below as to where the places are to see the connections...
    NOTE: Please ignore the Blue Road Lines and the Time box - I couldn't wipe them out.
    The arrows are about 20-30 minutes away from each other.




    References:
    Websleuths Gary Hilton Timeline & Media
    http://crime.about.com/od/current/a/hilton.htm
    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03...=ib_topstories
    http://www.wyff4.com/Serial-Killer-A...#ixzz3ACFG0XSg
    http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestiga...d-1996-Florida
    http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%...%20Michael.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by olive View Post
    Bumping for Sherri.

    Please read the detailed information at this link.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_sherri.html
    This case is VERY strange. Personally, I don't think she staged a disappearance, I think she was taken and probably killed, I hate to say. Let's find her so her family can have her brought home.
    I certainly do not think Sherri staged her disappearance and I am just hoping beyond all hope that this case is looked at again with fresh eyes from anyone in an investigative capacity that can see past the fact that she was a sex worker and that she may very well have been a victim of an horrendous crime at the hands of a local known serial killer who now sits on death row.

    her family have waited long enough for answers.
    Just an inquiry to the right person/people/family member would do to get this case moving.

    When Hilton was finally arrested for the murder of Meredith Emerson his van was conviscated - they found so many things he had kept in the van in amongst the belongings. I am sure I read somewhere that there was a list of what was found and checked for DNA - they were asking if anyone recognized any of the things.
    I know that Sherri's disappearance was 10 years after Hilton was arrested, but maybe there's something there which could identify her.

    I wonder if the address where Hilton lived in Marrieta (I think it was like a storage unit) was ever checked - or the surrounding grounds.

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    Sherri Vanessa Holland

    NAMUS:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/3989/0/

    Last seen departing Flagler Beach, FL in her vehicle bound for Atlanta, GA. Eight days later her car was located abandoned on the North bound lane of I-75 in Morrow, GA just south of hwy 54 near exit # 76 between Macon, GA & Atlanta, GA. The right side front tire had a nail in it and was flat. She has not been heard from since leaving Florida.

    Weight: 115pounds - 52kg
    Height: 62inches - 5foot 1inches - 1.57metre
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Blonde - Long
    Scar on left arm
    Both ears pierced

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    Namus -

    These are some of the UID listings in NAMUS which have a detail which matches something about Sherri.
    Some of the UID's were found many miles away - in other States.
    I've included them.

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    ME/C Case Number: FA-2005-41; ME05-751
    Jefferson County, Kentucky
    20 to 40 year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/74?page=demographics

    Probable Year of Death: 1990-2005
    Recovered: July 22, 2005 00:00
    Condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Height: 62 inches
    Weight: Cannot Estimate
    Features: Dental pics available
    Other: Medium brown HAIR. Only short shards found on skull
    71 exclusions - NOT on ruleout list

    Bones were discovered during demolition of several outbuildings by bulldozer.

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    ME/C Case Number: DALLAS PD 538421-M
    Dallas County, Texas
    25 to 40 year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/3260?page=demographics

    Probable Year of Death: 0 to 2003
    Recovered: July 16, 2003 00:00
    Condition: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
    Height: No information
    Weight: No information
    Features: Blond/Strawberry Hair
    Other: Remains are believed to be those of a white female, 30 to 40 years of age at time of death. Remains found at 12900 LBJ Freeway in Dallas, in remote, grassy, and wooded area boarding the city of Garland--illegal dumping area and gathering place of homeless.

    NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

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    ME/C Case Number: 1744-98
    Bristol County, Rhode Island
    20 to 40 year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1266...se_information

    Probable Year of Death: 2 years (2006)
    Recovered: May 05, 1998 08:45
    Condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Height: 60inches estimation
    Weight: Cannot Estimate
    Features:
    Other: Questionable if bone came from this area since dirt, and gravel were brought from another site which itself came from somewhere else. Secondary burial. Possibly an anatomic specimen, possible from burial or dragged by animal.

    NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

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    ME/C Case Number: 1998-0382
    Broward County, Florida
    21 to 35 year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1097?page=demographics

    Probable Year of Death: 0 to 1998
    Recovered: March 24, 1998 00:00
    Condition: Femur Only -Skeletal
    Height: est 54inches
    Weight: Not available
    Features:
    Other: 3HRS 45MIN from Fragler Beach to Broward County

    NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

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    ME/C Case Number: 980000532
    Wahkiakum County, Washington
    to year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1175...se_information

    Probable Year of Death: 1997 to 1998
    Recovered: March 15, 1998 00:00
    Condition: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Height: 62 inches
    Weight: 130 pounds
    Features:
    Other: Body found Browns Island, Columbia River in Wahkiakum County.
    McGregor brand warm up pants, Duffel Sportswear - long sleeve white pullover shirt, t-shirt type material, Warner brand bra, supercross 1035 size 36A
    White and green tennis shoes size 7 1/2 style XJ-900
    White metal (sterling stamped in the band) caddagh ring, white metal chain and locket, white metal earrings (loop type with a dangling 1.7 cm white ball)

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    ME/C Case Number: 96-04907
    Clark County, Nevada
    20 to 35 year old White Female
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9249...se_information

    Probable Year of Death: 1996
    Recovered: November 23, 1996 00:00
    Estimated postmortem interval: Months
    At: Desert Area at Mile Marker 41, Lake Mead Blvd.
    Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Nevada
    County Clark
    Condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Height: Cannot Estimate
    Weight: Cannot Estimate
    Features: Possibly reddish-brown hair, long in length
    Other: Two hikers discovered a human skull in the desert area. After reporting the find to law enforcement, further searches of the area produced more skeletal remains.

    NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

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    Sherri has been missing for 18 years today.
    She is #8 in this photo gallery of missing Georgians published last year: http://conyers.11alive.com/photo-gal...sing-georgians

    89986109holland.jpg
    Sherri Vanessa Holland
    Holland was from Atlanta, but disappeared in Flagler Beach, Fla. Her car was found abandoned with a flat tire just south of Highway 54 in Clayton County on August 24, 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KateB View Post
    Sherri has been missing for 18 years today.
    She is #8 in this photo gallery of missing Georgians published last year: http://conyers.11alive.com/photo-gal...sing-georgians

    89986109holland.jpg
    Sherri Vanessa Holland
    Holland was from Atlanta, but disappeared in Flagler Beach, Fla. Her car was found abandoned with a flat tire just south of Highway 54 in Clayton County on August 24, 1996.
    Thanks for the reminder KateB

    Thinking of Sherri today.
    18 years is too long a time to be missing.
    Lets hope something comes to light this year.

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