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    CA - Cathy Zimmer, Santa Clara 10 Mar 1989 - LE hopes quilt will solve murder

    Santa Clara County District Attorney has posted the image of a quilt that was wrapped around Cathy Zimmer when she was found strangled in her car at the San Jose airport in March, 1989.

    It's a long shot, but they are asking if anyone recognizes the quilt. It's very simple, and just made from squares. The fabrics look like they are from a mixture of eras.

    The family did not recognize the quilt.

    http://news.kron4.com/news/police-ho...mystery-quilt/

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    This undated photo provided by the Santa Clara County District Attorney shows a quilt that was found on the body of Cathy Zimmer, who was strangled 25 years ago. Authorities in Silicon Valley are trying to identify the maker or owner of the quilt. The Santa Clara County District's Attorney's Office released a photo of the quilt on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. They hope someone will recognize it and come forward with information that will lead to whoever killed 38-year-old Cathy Zimmer. SANTA CLARA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AP Photo

    http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/02...#storylink=cpy

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    I just saw this on the internet and came here to see what we had about Cathy Zimmer.

    That is a distinctive quilt, and I sure hope it leads to some answers in this case.

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    Mystery Quilt May Help Solve 25-Year-Old Murder Of Cathy Zimmer

    California authorities are hopeful a handmade quilt found covering the body of Cathy Zimmer, a mother of two who was murdered 25 years ago, will finally lead to a break in the case.

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    Mercury News also reported that King said Zimmer's husband of 11 years, David Zimmer, had asked police to check the airport parking lots. According to Kajani, the couple was separated at the time of Cathy Zimmer's murder.

    read more at link ...... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...r_n_4747480.ht ml

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    Husband and his brother arrested in 'Quilt Cold Case' murder

    http://www.mercurynews.com/californi...ld-case-murder

    David Zimmer, 66, of Half Moon Bay, was arrested Friday in the slaying of his estranged wife, Cathy Zimmer. Her body was found wrapped in a patchwork quilt in the backseat of her Chrysler New Yorker in a parking lot at San Jose International Airport in 1989, the Santa Clara County district attorney's office said.

    David Zimmer's brother, Robert Zimmer, 69, of Santa Clara, was arrested last week on similar charges.

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    Gosh. I just came across the quilt story when I was searching for info on the murder of Cathy Torrez. So glad to see there has been an arrest in the case of Cathy Zimmer though.

    I wonder where the quilt came from?
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    'The prosecution has additional proof of the defendants' guilt..'

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/californ...s-1989-murder/

    David Zimmer has entered a not guilty plea.
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    Oh, I see! Defence has entered an unusually early plea to put pressure on the prosecution; because from that date (9th or 10th March 2014) they only have 60 days to bring Zimmer to a prelimary hearing, or risk a judge throwing out the case.

    I'm trying to work out what the deadline is, 60 days from March 10th. And failing......

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    Cathy Zimmer. What a lovely, happy smile. What kind of person would want to tear that away from the world?

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    The two brothers, David and Robert, are going to be tried together despite the vigorous objections of both their attorneys. The prelim hearing date is set for May 23rd, 2014.

    David was the recipient of about $400,000, because of Cathy's death, despite the fact they were estranged at the time. Just saying.

    Also, the judge entered the not guilty plea for Robert Z (Cathy's brother in law) after his own attorney declined to do it for him??

    Heaven only knows what that means.

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    Per zwiebel post above, prelim hearing for one of the defendants on May 23rd.

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    Justice for Cathy!
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    He's guilty. There is no other explanation for ALL of these elements to come together in such a way that his child just so happens to DIE in his car, that day.
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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news...unusually-soon

    In an unusually quick turnaround, the trial of a man accused of helping to kill his estranged wife 25 years ago will start in early September -- a scant six months after the man and his brother were arrested in the cold-case murder of the San Jose mother of two.

    Homicide cases often take at least three times longer to get to trial. But David Zimmer, 66, of Half Moon Bay, told a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Monday that he intends to invoke his legal right to a speedy trial, slashing the amount of time prosecutors have to prepare their case against him in the 1989 killing of his wife Cathy Zimmer...

    The move is intended to force prosecutor Ted Kajani to either drop the murder charges or risk going to trial Sept. 8 with a weaker case than he might have if he had been able to keep investigating while David Zimmer remained locked up behind bars without bail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Gosh. I just came across the quilt story when I was searching for info on the murder of Cathy Torrez. So glad to see there has been an arrest in the case of Cathy Zimmer though.

    I wonder where the quilt came from?
    I'm just wondering if the quilt played a role in leading to the arrest. I have several of these quilts, made by hubby's Grandmother. They are just made from scrap pieces, but are considered folk art....
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