With all the different highways she apparently traveled, she probably took I-40 to I-77. The instead of going I-77 South to Charlotte, she must have gone I-77 North to Hwy 421 North, then to 16. I would venture to guess that maybe she decided to go to her parents' condo in West Jefferson, rather than home to Charlotte. She may have gotten exhausted from the drive; it would have been a hard drive.
I heard on the news (WBTV) this morning that a memorial service has been planned for Holly, but I can't seem to find anything about on WBTV's website. On the FindHollyF Twitter page, it states that the memorial is planned for 11:00 am on 6/8 at St. Gabriel's Church, 3016 Providence Rd, Charlotte. If I run across an actual link somewhere, I'll post it.
*EDIT: Link from WSOC regarding Holly Fischer's memorial service: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/loca...fischer/nYCPM/
Last edited by StarryNight; 06-05-2013 at 10:46 AM.
Seems, the location that Holly Fischer's vehicle left the road; The 'Jumping Off Place', has a dark history...
FBI-Ten Most Wanted
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder
RICHARD LYNN BARE DOB July 6, 1964 (Age 48)
Richard Lynn Bare has been wanted since 1985 when he escaped from the Wilkes County, North Carolina Jail where he was awaiting trial for murder. In 1984, the victim, a 24-year-old female friend, reportedly avoided sexual advances by Bare, and he allegedly threw her over a 1,200-foot cliff, an area known as the "Jumping Off Place", near the border of Wilkes County and Ashe County, in North Carolina.
In April of 1985, a Wilkes County, North Carolina Grand Jury indicted Bare for murder and he was subsequently arrested. Bare escaped and a state warrant was issued for his arrest in July of 1985. Additionally, Bare was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a federal arrest warrant was issued in December of 1985, by the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS
If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
Field Office: Charlotte
In Ashe County, North Carolina, a body was discovered at the bottom of a 1200-foot cliff that the locals call "The Jumping Off Place." Police quickly identified the body as Sherry Lyall Hart, a local woman who had disappeared without a trace eleven months earlier. (read more)
Last edited by Foxfire; 06-05-2013 at 11:17 AM.
^Not the first time a body has been found at the Jumping Off Place, sadly. I also found this: http://www.therecordofwilkes.com/new...umber=415&pg=F
A female skeleton was found there in the mid-80s. Pretty creepy, knowing how close this is to where Holly went off the road.
Now that I think about it more, I'm kind of wondering if this article really does mean two bodies were found there, or does this article just not reference the fact that the body was that of Sherry Lyall Hart? I just confused myself. This article does say "skeleton" rather than "body," though. Hmm.
EDIT: It sounds like this article IS about finding Sherry's body; she just isn't named in the article.
Last edited by StarryNight; 06-05-2013 at 11:33 AM.
'Too many red flags, imo'..
Holly Fischer told her parents, Ted and Leslie, that she was headed home to Charlotte.
She never made it, however, and authorities say they are focusing on Ashe and Wilkes counties, about 100 miles north of Charlotte, because her cell phone was used in that area as late as Thursday afternoon.
I feel very uncomfortable about the circumstances, I can not go to bed at night knowing for certain this was an accident... In fact, I feel the opposite. IMO
I would hate to think someone did something to her, but there are quite a few things that just don't add up.
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Ashe County, North Carolina
Date: January 15, 1984
Details: On the evening of January 15, 1984, Sherry, who had a six year old daughter named April, disappeared after she planned to meet a date at a Ashe County, North Carolina restaurant who never showed up. Authorities found no evidence of foul play in the case even though friends had seen her the night she vanished. Then, eleven months later, authorities were at the bottom of a 2000 foot cliff named the "jumping off place" when they discovered Sherry's body. Investigators re-opened the case and they found a witness who reported that Sherry was with two high school friends: Richard Bare and Jeffrey Burgess.
Last edited by Foxfire; 06-05-2013 at 01:10 PM.
Thanks Foxfire & PearlieGirl for the links and information on Bare. From reading I am assuming that both Bare and Burgess are suspected to be out and about somewhere? Correct me if I am wrong.
In addition, I had read conflicting info on the date of the phone ping; saw Monday and then saw a report that said Thursday. That is a huge difference. Do we know which date is absolute fact for the ping in that area?
I too have several questions; specific to details confirmation. I hope that LE will get to the bottom of the investigation and that findings will be make public.
Here's more info about how Angie Hamby disappeared in Wilkesboro, including information about a man she was last seen talking to.
Wilkes Newspaper Article Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:32 pm | Updated: 3:49 pm, Tue Jun 4, 2013.
Some additional details on her suspected route, the pings (it does say Thursday), etc. including:
"Searches by personnel from the Wilkes and Ashe sheriff’s departments, Ashe Rescue Squad and Wilbar and Glendale Springs fire departments and others Wednesday and Thursday failed to produce signs of Ms. Fischer.
They searched along the Blue Ridge Parkway near N.C. 16 and later in the Darnell Creek Road area off Sheets Gap Road in Wilbar due to signals detected there from Ms. Fischer’s cell phone. At least one law enforcement officer looked where it was later determined Ms. Fisher’s car went off N.C. 16.
A signal from her cell phone was detected in North Wilkesboro, apparently because she was there before going up the mountain on N.C. 16 North. Other signals from her cell phone indicated that she came from Tennessee on Interstate 40 and turned onto Interstate 77, U.S. 421 and N.C. 16.
The last time a signal from her cell phone was detected was about 4:15 p.m. Thursday. A cell phone needs to be turned on to emit the signal.
Ms. Fischer’s parents own a condominium at Mountain Aire Golf Course in West Jefferson, but authorities said there was no indication of her going there recently."
This answers my question about what happened to Jeffrey Burgess (one of Sherry Hart's alleged murderers): (http://www.unsolved.com/ajaxfiles/wan_richard_bare.htm). Seems he was released on bail pending the recapture of Richard Lynn Bare (which never happened). Another page alleges that Bare has been spotted in Ashe Co., NC (http://www.gowilkes.com/voice/view/?start=0&msg=42952&h=003557), but it appears those claims haven't been validated...
I do not believe another person is involved in Holly's death. Bring upset is one of the causes why people have accidents, or become distracted. Or overtired. So probably a number of people who end up having fatal crashes have had something upsetting going on in their lives.
Just my opinion, of course.
I just read this entire thread. I too am not convinced she went over the edge on her own. May she rest in peace and may her family have peace.
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