CA - Cathy Zimmer, 38, found strangled, San Jose, 10 March 1989

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  1. justaparent

    justaparent New Member

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    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-hope-someone-will-recognize-mystery-quilt/
     
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  3. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Active Member

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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/2014/02/06/3480810/california-da-hopes-quilt-helps.html#storylink=cpy
     
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    Marilynilpa New Member

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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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    fran Former Member

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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/2014/02/07/cathy-zimmer-murder_n_4747480.ht ml
     
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    SophieRose New Member

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    http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_25298933/husband-arrested-quilt-cold-case-murder

     
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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 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.

    http://mountainview.patch.com/group...ld-and-gray-brothers-on-trial-for-1989-murder
     
  12. fran

    fran Former Member

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    :bump: for Cathy

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

    JMHO
    fran
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Justice for Cathy!
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25931072/cold-case-murder-trial-start-unusually-soon

     
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    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    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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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Prosecutor-had-affair-with-criminalist-taken-off-5740427.php

    :facepalm:
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_26593017/new-problem-could-torpedo-quilt-cold-case-murder

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...ors-affair-zimmer-cathy-san-jose-santa-clara/

    No justice for Cathy because someone couldn't keep their pants zipped. :banghead:
     
  19. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    I think it's an Aloha-quilt, made out of aloha shrts. Probably made and sold in Hawaii.
     

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