The 1995 death of Mary Anne Holmes in Thatcher, Arizona, is investigated. Holmes had escaped an abusive ex and moved with her children to Thatcher. One Saturday, after hosting a yard sale, she and her two young daughters fell asleep in the living room. The next morning, four-year-old Ashleigh ran naked, with hands bound, to a neighbor’s house.
She wanted to know why her mommy would not wake up. While neither Ashleigh nor her 18-month-old sister Sara were harmed, their mother, was brutally abused and murdered, right in front of her girls. Although it had been discovered that a suspect had a strange fascination with Mary Anne, the case remains open.
GilaValley Central: Published – November 23, 2016:
Mary Anne Holmes Cold Case Murder Suspect Arrested In California In Double Stabbing
Eastern Arizona Courier: Published – December 16, 2016
Did You Know: Possibly cold case justice
Deseret News: Published – September 28, 1995
Killing Paralyzes Arizona Town
Cold Justice: Youtube.com Video
Suspect Arrested In Double Stabbing: