• Fatim Hemraj

The Murder of Holly Simmons: The Lady in the Lake

On the morning of November 28, 2006, Holly walked her eldest daughter Ashley to the bus stop to take her to Llano High School where she was a junior. She told Ashley she would return later that afternoon to pick her up and walk her home. Holly’s youngest daughter, Alicia, had plans to sleepover at a friend’s house that night, so it would just be the two of them. Ashley had no idea that was the last day she would see her mother alive.

When Ashley got off the bus that afternoon, Holly wasn't there. At first, Ashley wasn’t too concerned, she figured her mother had gone to visit a friend in the RV park as she often did, and had lost track of time. Ashley walked herself home and called her mother from the landline. Holly’s purse buzzed on the kitchen table, her phone, wallet and keys were inside.

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