Vigil planned for missing Wix
Do you remember what you were doing this time 5 years ago? Kathy Holloway can tell you exactly what she was doing minute by minute. Five years ago on March 25, 2004, Kathy’s life changed forever when she learned her daughter and granddaughter were missing. The days that followed are a blur, but there are days she relives in slow motion over and over again.
and her 2 year old daughter Adrianna Nikol were living close by with Jennifer
’s boyfriend and his family. They had a somewhat stormy relationship and Kathy did not approve of Jennifer
dating the boyfriend, but had recently realized that she was going to have to come to accept the relationship in order to maintain the close relationship she had always shared with her daughter. On Wednesday evening, March 24, 2004, Jennifer
called Kathy and was very upset. Things were not going well and Jennifer
called her mother for advice and comfort. Kathy offered to come pick Jenn and Adrianna up and bring them back to her house but Jennifer
assured her that everything would be ok. Jennifer
told Kathy she was going to bed and would talk to her the next day. That was the last time Kathy heard her daughters voice.
The next day Jennifer
did call and speak to her Aunt and her Father. During both calls Jennifer
expressed her concern over her relationship with her boyfriend and his family. On Friday Kathy could not get Jennifer
off her mind and began to worry. When she tried to contact Jennifer
she was told that Jennifer
and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument on Thursday evening. Jennifer
’s boyfriend claims that Jennifer
asked him to take her and the baby to a nearby gas station on I65 at exit 112. He says he dropped her there and pulled across the street where he observed her get into the back seat of a white four door car. He was very vague about the description of the vehicle and says he left before he could see who was in the vehicle or which direction they went. He also reports that Jennifer
came back to his house on Friday in order to pick up her income tax money. She was said to be driving the same vehicle but did not have Adrianna with her. His parents were not home to give her the money so she left and said she would be back on Saturday to get it. She did not return.
To this day no one has heard from Jennifer
was very close to her family and had no reason to leave. Adrianna had plans to spend the night with Kathy the weekend they disappeared. Jennifer
and Adrianna’s social security numbers were flagged after they were reported missing and have not been used. Jennifer
and Adrianna’s clothes and personal belongings were not taken, Adrianna’s car seat was not taken and Jennifer
had no money.
Lt. Don Bennett with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department is the lead investigator in this case. There are still leads being investigated at this time and the case is still an open case. The official status of the case is “missing and presumed dead.” According to Lt. Bennett he has worked several homocide and murder cases which have all been resolved. This is the only open case he has; and he says he does intend on solving this case. He feels that if this case had happened in a larger city where there were more resources, the case would have been solved already. He asks that if you have any information on this case to please contact him at the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department at 615-384-7971.
There will be a vigil held on Saturday, March 21st, at 2:00, at Wal Mart in Springfield along with a balloon release to honor the girls.