FRANKFORT – A Marshall County murder victim is the subject of one cold case Kentucky State Police hope to solve using decks of playing cards.
The decks have information about 52 unsolved cases on them. Distribution of the cards throughout Kentucky prisons in 2010 resulted in information that closed three cases.
The 2 of clubs has information detaling the case of Bobbi Holman Williams.
Information to the card states that Williams, 35, of Marshall County, was slain via blunt force trauma and strangulation on July 16, 1996, in her home in Sharpe in northwestern Marshall County.
Williams and husband Neil operated the Holman House Restaurant in Paducah.
Kentucky State Police are renewing their effort to close unsolved cases by asking the public for assistance with leads.
Trooper Michael Webb reviews the leads as they come in and disseminates the information to local posts.
“We have received hundreds of tips in the past two years that we hope will lead to more cases being solved,” says Webb.
“Not only do these tips assist with solving cases, they sometimes provide additional information about other criminal activity taking place.”
KSP has placed copies of the complete deck of cards on its website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/unsolved_cases.htm.
They have also established a toll free tip line where tips can remain anonymous at 1-877-735-2648. The public can also submit tips via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.