Victim’s landlord charged in 2006 ‘Lady of the Lake’ murder case, Texas cops say

‘Lady of the Lake’: Jimmy Don Wolfenbarger, right, of Lubbock, Texas, was indicted May 3, 2021, in the 2006 murder of Holly Marie Simmons, his tenant at a mobile home park at the time of her disappearance.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Simmons, a mother of four, was last seen alive as she dropped her then-17-year-old daughter off at her school bus stop the morning of Nov.

“For years, investigators with the Llano County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers worked this case, trying to bring closure,” a news release from the Texas DPS stated.

Blackburn said while he believed one person could have been responsible for killing Simmons, he believed it took more than one suspect to dispose of her body.

‘Lady of the Lake’: Holly Marie Simmons, 45, was living with her children in this mobile home in Buchanan Dam, Texas, when she vanished in November 2006.

A year after Blackburn’s interview, in 2016, the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program decided to take a fresh look at the Simmons case.

‘Lady of the Lake’: The body of Holly Marie Simmons, 45, was found cemented into a small boat at the bottom of Inks Lake, under this bridge, in July 2009, nearly three years after she vanished from her Buchanan Dam, Texas, home.

Sherwood and her brother, Paul Wishman, told KXAN they are “relieved” to see an arrest in their sister’s slaying after nearly 15 years.

“I don’t think he should have ever been able to have bond.

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