OH OH - Carl Holland, 23, Eldorado, 10 June 1983

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  1. lostwithoutyou

    lostwithoutyou Pray for the Missing ♥

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    Ceremony recalls family member gone 24 years


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    Twenty-four years have passed but one thing remains the same -- Rhonda Combs and Darrell Holland still love and miss their brother Carl.
    And they claim to have new information that they hope will answer a question that has gone unanswered for almost a quarter century. OAS_AD('ArticleFlex_1'); [​IMG] In June 1983, Rhonda was visiting her 23-year-old brother and a woman with whom he was living in Ohio. All of a sudden, she said, her brother got up and left his home and never returned. It was the last time Rhonda Combs saw him.

    Saturday was the first time the family members decided to share feelings with the community as they held a ceremony in Carl's honor. About 25 people attended the 90-minute ceremony, including Tammy McCown, who is the sister of Niqui McCown, who disappeared from a coin-operated laundry on July 22, 2001.
    "We are doing this just to let (Carl) know that he is loved and we wish he would come home," Rhonda Combs said. "You can't give up. We have to keep trying."
    Holland, who attended Richmond High School, is one of two active missing persons cases in Richmond. McCown is the second.
    After Holland left the home 24 years ago, family members became worried when a few days passed and they had not heard from him.
    After a few more days, his vehicle was discovered in Lynn, Ind.
    His family wanted to file a missing persons report, but because Holland was an adult, they had to wait two weeks to file, said Darrell Holland.
    Since then, the family has been doing what it can to find its loved one.
    Over the past six months, the family has learned more information, Combs said.
    "We can't talk about what we've found," Combs said. "But I have a good feeling."
    Holland's brother and sister have been the ones doing the bulk of the investigating, because their father passed away and their mother has become seriously ill.
    "If anyone knows anything about where Carl is, all they have to do is call us, they don't even have to give us their name," Holland said. "Until someone finds his body and proves to me that he's dead, he is still alive."
    Combs described her brother as a nice, laid-back person who loved children and enjoyed playing a good game of pool. Her fondest memory of her brother came when he was painting the ceiling of their mother's home. "He was about 6'3'' or 6'4" and could paint the ceiling just by standing on his toes," Combs said. "One day while he was painting, his nephew James got into the paint cans and was covered from head to toe. All Carl could do is laugh because he loved kids so much."

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  3. KarlK

    KarlK New Member

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    Surely there is more to it than just that? Was Holland involved in an argument with his sister or his girlfriend?
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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  5. KateB

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    Billboard a reminder of missing local man


  7. AmateurAnalyst73

    AmateurAnalyst73 New Member

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    When I was a kid, there was a large investigation in Richmond, IN, involving a double homicide there. During the course of that investigation, IIRC, witnesses came forward and said the suspect, JM, was the perpetrator of a number of other local killings, and, again, IIRC, one such witness took them to a house where a slug was removed from a wall(outside, iirc) where she claimed to have witnessed a killing by JM. Is this that case? And if so, I would assume that slug should still be in evidence somewhere, and should be tested for DNA(if it hasn't already been). When the warrants were served on JM's residence, there were many "unusual" items seized, but the ones that stand out are drivers' licenses for other states(false identities?), class III firearms and accessories, and a "false wall" or "hidden room" of sorts? There were rumors that JM was a "professional", and there seemed to be evidence of that possibility, but there was also a highly corrupt prosecutor and defense atty duo at the time , which ended up facing federal charges themselves not long after. Why the case didn't receive federal attention at the time, given the circumstances, has been a question I have carried for more than 30 yrs. If Mr. Holland was a victim of the individual I have referred to, I hope the family gets the justice and closure they deserve.

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