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FL SHERRI HOLLAND: Missing from Flagler Beach, FL - 16 August 1996 - Age 34

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1999' started by Akoya, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Sherri Vanesse Holland


    Case Report - NamUs MP # 3989
    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Sherri
    Middle name Vanessa
    Last name Holland
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen August 16, 1996 11:30
    Date entered 12/20/2009
    Age last seen 34 to years old
    Age now 53 years old
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 62.0
    Weight (pounds) 115.0

    Circumstances
    City Flagler Beach
    State Florida
    Zip code
    County Flagler
    Circumstances
    Last seen departing Flagler Beach, FL in her vehicle bound for Atlanta, GA. Eight days later her car was located abandoned on the North bound lane of I-75 in Morrow, GA just south of hwy 54 near exit # 76 between Macon, GA & Atlanta, GA. The right side front tire had a nail in it and was flat. She has not been heard from since leaving Florida.
    Physical
    Hair color Blond/Strawberry
    Head hair
    Long blond hair
    Body hair
    Facial hair
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue
    Eye description
    Blue


    Transportation Methods

    Vehicle make BMW
    Vehicle model 325I
    Year 1987
    Style
    Vehicle color Gold
    Tag type Passenger automobile (regular plates)
    Tag number BKT 664
    Tag state Georgia
    Expiration year
    Vehicle comments
    Found abandoned in Georgia between Macon & Atlanta

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available


    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name Liz
    Last name Williams
    Phone (386) 517-2039
    Website
    Case number F96-2950
    Date reported August 24, 1996
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Flagler Beach Police Department
    Address 1 204 South Flagler Ave
    Address 2
    City Flagler Beach
    State Florida
    Zip code 32136


    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/3989


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  2. Akoya

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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    There were reports that Sherri had recent cosmetic surgery to her face. Her dogs were found wandering near the Georgia I-75 where her car was found.
     
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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I remember this case. I'm surprised she is still missing!

    For some reason, I thought her remains were found. Perhaps she'll be found alive!
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    She's still missing. She was driving home from her condo in St. Augustine, Florida. She was close to home.
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/holland_sherri.html

    Sherri Vanessa Holland



    Above Images: Holland, circa 1996


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: August 16, 1996 from Flager Beach, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: May 9, 1962
    Age: 34 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 115 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes. Holland has a scar on her left arm. Her ears are pierced. Holland had cosmetic facial surgery in 1995. Some agencies may refer to her as Vanessa Sherri Holland.


    Details of Disappearance

    Holland resided on Peachtree Battle Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. She also owned a vacation home in Flager Beach, Florida at the time. Holland was planning to return to Atlanta from her Florida residence on August 16, 1996. She was last seen between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. as she departed from her Flager Beach home. Holland never arrived in Georgia as scheduled and has not been heard from again.
    Holland's gold 1987 BMW 325I with Georgia license plates numbered BKT664 was found abandoned on August 25, 1996, eight days after she was last seen. The car was located on the northbound side of Interstate 75 in Morrow, Georgia, just south of Highway 54. The vehicle had a flat tire and was parked near Exit 76 between Macon, Georgia and Atlanta.

    Holland's sisters filed a missing person's report in Georgia shortly after she failed to return home. Authorities checked her residence and noted that there were few personal belongings inside the house. Holland's sisters and her boyfriend had keys to her Georgia home in 1996; all of them stated that they did not enter the residence after Holland's disappearance.

    Holland's dog, Gracie, was seen walking near the Stratford Arms apartment complex in Riverdale, Georgia between August 18 and August 26, 1996. Several witnesses told authorities that Gracie had periodically walked along Valley Hill Road and Upper Riverdale Road during that time. One of the complex's residents said that Gracie attempted to lead him towards a wooded area across the street from the apartments. Investigators searched the location, but no evidence pertaining to Holland's case was discovered.

    Authorities received an anonymous tip that Holland was seen near her BMW on Interstate 75 on the day she disappeared. The informant claimed that Holland was loading luggage into a white pickup truck at the time. Investigators searched the area where her car was abandoned, but no evidence was located. The sighting has never been confirmed.

    Holland operated an escort service in 1996. Authorities interviewed her business partner after Holland vanished. Her associate stated that the service had been in existence since 1992. The individual told investigators that he believed Holland had been murdered as the result of her business ventures. Authorities noted that her partner spoke of her in the past tense during their interview. The individual said that Holland had made several enemies in the past. Holland allegedly placed hidden video cameras around the escort service's property. She reportedly recorded her employees and clients in compromising situations, then used the materials to blackmail the individuals. Holland's partner said that he heard several people discuss murdering Holland prior to her disappearance.

    Holland had been involved with her married boyfriend since 1989. He told authorities that he separated from his wife briefly in 1990, but they had since reconciled. Holland and her boyfriend had apparently planned to marry by December 1996, but he was having second thoughts at the time of her disappearance and remained married to his wife. Holland's boyfriend told investigators that he and Holland argued about the state of their relationship before she left for her Flager Beach home in August 1996. She left her residence in Georgia while the matter was still unresolved. Her boyfriend stated that Holland paged him at approximately 11:30 a.m. on the day she disappeared. He called her back and she said she would phone him after she arrived in Atlanta. Holland's boyfriend said that he never heard from her again. He also said that he did not believe his wife was aware of their affair in 1996.

    Several of Holland's friends told authorities that she was depressed over her relationship and was tiring of the escort business in August 1996. Holland reportedly mentioned traveling to Europe to escape the situation. A source came forward with a recorded phone converation between one of Holland's sisters and an unidentified person in September 1996. Her sister said that it was possible that Holland went abroad and essentially staged her own disappearance during the conversation.

    Authorities do not know if Holland left of her own accord or if other circumstances were involved in her case. Holland's disappearance remains unsolved.



    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Morrow Police Department
    770-960-3003
    OR
    Georgia Bureau Of Investigation
    770-388-5019
    OR
    800-597-TIPS



    Source Information
    Georgia Bureau Of Investigation
    Million Dollar Mysteries
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement



    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 11, 2005.

    Charley Project Home


    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=10338
     
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  8. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/holland_sherri.html

    Sherri Vanessa Holland



    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: August 16, 1996 from Flager Beach, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: May 9, 1962
    Age: 34 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 115 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes. Holland has a scar on her left arm. Her ears are pierced. Holland had cosmetic facial surgery in 1995. Some agencies may refer to her as Vanessa Sherri Holland.


    Details of Disappearance

    Holland resided on Peachtree Battle Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. She also owned a vacation home in Flager Beach, Florida at the time. Holland was planning to return to Atlanta from her Florida residence on August 16, 1996. She was last seen between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. as she departed from her Flager Beach home. Holland never arrived in Georgia as scheduled and has not been heard from again.
    Holland's gold 1987 BMW 325I with Georgia license plates numbered BKT664 was found abandoned on August 25, 1996, eight days after she was last seen. The car was located on the northbound side of Interstate 75 in Morrow, Georgia, just south of Highway 54. The vehicle had a flat tire and was parked near Exit 76 between Macon, Georgia and Atlanta.

    Holland's sisters filed a missing person's report in Georgia shortly after she failed to return home. Authorities checked her residence and noted that there were few personal belongings inside the house. Holland's sisters and her boyfriend had keys to her Georgia home in 1996; all of them stated that they did not enter the residence after Holland's disappearance.

    Holland's dog, Gracie, was seen walking near the Stratford Arms apartment complex in Riverdale, Georgia between August 18 and August 26, 1996. Several witnesses told authorities that Gracie had periodically walked along Valley Hill Road and Upper Riverdale Road during that time. One of the complex's residents said that Gracie attempted to lead him towards a wooded area across the street from the apartments. Investigators searched the location, but no evidence pertaining to Holland's case was discovered.

    Authorities received an anonymous tip that Holland was seen near her BMW on Interstate 75 on the day she disappeared. The informant claimed that Holland was loading luggage into a white pickup truck at the time. Investigators searched the area where her car was abandoned, but no evidence was located. The sighting has never been confirmed.

    Holland operated an escort service in 1996. Authorities interviewed her business partner after Holland vanished. Her associate stated that the service had been in existence since 1992. The individual told investigators that he believed Holland had been murdered as the result of her business ventures. Authorities noted that her partner spoke of her in the past tense during their interview. The individual said that Holland had made several enemies in the past. Holland allegedly placed hidden video cameras around the escort service's property. She reportedly recorded her employees and clients in compromising situations, then used the materials to blackmail the individuals. Holland's partner said that he heard several people discuss murdering Holland prior to her disappearance.

    Holland had been involved with her married boyfriend since 1989. He told authorities that he separated from his wife briefly in 1990, but they had since reconciled. Holland and her boyfriend had apparently planned to marry by December 1996, but he was having second thoughts at the time of her disappearance and remained married to his wife. Holland's boyfriend told investigators that he and Holland argued about the state of their relationship before she left for her Flager Beach home in August 1996. She left her residence in Georgia while the matter was still unresolved. Her boyfriend stated that Holland paged him at approximately 11:30 a.m. on the day she disappeared. He called her back and she said she would phone him after she arrived in Atlanta. Holland's boyfriend said that he never heard from her again. He also said that he did not believe his wife was aware of their affair in 1996.

    Several of Holland's friends told authorities that she was depressed over her relationship and was tiring of the escort business in August 1996. Holland reportedly mentioned traveling to Europe to escape the situation. A source came forward with a recorded phone converation between one of Holland's sisters and an unidentified person in September 1996. Her sister said that it was possible that Holland went abroad and essentially staged her own disappearance during the conversation.

    Authorities do not know if Holland left of her own accord or if other circumstances were involved in her case. Holland's disappearance remains unsolved.



    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Morrow Police Department
    770-960-3003
    OR
    Georgia Bureau Of Investigation
    770-388-5019
    OR
    800-597-TIPS



    Source Information
    Georgia Bureau Of Investigation
    Million Dollar Mysteries
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement



    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 11, 2005.

    Charley Project Home
     
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  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    So many scenarios here.
    It could be that she had a flat tire and was picked up by some local stranger.

    Once you toss in the other lifestyle issues and the boyfriend...it becomes a hot mess.
     
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  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    More information is provided by a friend of Sherri's in this thread. http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=10338


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    I remember Sherri very well. She was beautiful, sweet and had a very sophisticated aire. I love this picture of her and Gracie (when she was a puppy). I worked for her for four years, but mostly knew her through her "business partner." The whole time I worked there, she had very little to do with the business and was out of town a lot of the time.

    I told the GBI everything that I knew about her and her disappearance, including the fact that Jim had acted extremely nervous and sketchy during the days following her disappearance. I don't believe for one second that she was using video to blackmail her employees or their clients. If anyone did that, it was Jim. He had a whole suspicious backstory of who he was and where he came from. I'm fairly sure his name wasn't Jim, either.

    When he told me about her disappearance, he said she probably just wanted to leave town to get away from her life, and also, to make her boyfriend worry about her. It was well known that she was devasted about their relationship problems.

    I never trusted anything about Jim. He would say terrible things about her, but at the same time, pretty much lived on her dime and the business she had started. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he finally decided to "take" the business all for himself. It was very profitable, and being that it was all under the table, he probably figured no one would take much notice.

    I look online year after year to see if anything has come of the case. She was (hopefully IS) such a vibrant person. She positively radiated with life. I hope she IS living in Europe and is finally happy. God bless you Sherri
     
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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member



    There were unconfirmed reports that Sherri had been blackmailing a few suburban Atlanta policemen in connection to her escort business. Her disappearance may have been a type of punishment. Sherri had a dangerous lifestyle.
     
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  12. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    WOW. JUST WOW.
     
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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    How sad for those who cared for her. :tears:

    This is a very intriguing disappearance. So many avenues at each turn. Can you imagine the hours detectives must have spent over the years? I wonder if they have a main suspect.
     
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  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Sherri Vanessa Holland disappeared August 16, 1996. She was driving from Flagler Beach, Florida at the time of her disappearance. Eight days later her 1987 BMW 325I with Georgia license plates numbered BKT664 was located abandoned on the North bound lane of I-75 in Morrow, GA just south of hwy 54 near exit # 76 between Macon, GA & Atlanta, GA. The right side front tire had a nail in it and was flat. She has not been heard from since leaving Florida.

    Authorities received an anonymous tip that Holland was seen near her BMW on Interstate 75 on the day she disappeared. The informant claimed that Holland was loading luggage into a white pickup truck at the time. Investigators searched the area where her car was abandoned, but no evidence was located. The sighting has never been confirmed.

    Holland's dog, Gracie, was seen walking near the Stratford Arms apartment complex in Riverdale, Georgia between August 18 and August 26, 1996. Several witnesses told authorities that Gracie had periodically walked along Valley Hill Road and Upper Riverdale Road during that time. One of the complex's residents said that Gracie attempted to lead him towards a wooded area across the street from the apartments. Investigators searched the location, but no evidence pertaining to Holland's case was discovered.



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    This is the area where Sherri's dog was found, not far from the location of her car. The other dog had been hit on the highway.


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  16. Scorpio

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    Sherri Vanessa Holland has been missing for 20 years today.
     
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    Scorpio Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1698dffl.html
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    Sherri Vanessa Holland


    • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Missing Since: August 16, 1996
    • Location Last Seen: Flagler Beach, Flagler County, Florida
    Physical Description ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Holland was last seen at 11:30 a.m. in Flagler Beach, Florida on August 16, 1996, when she and her two dogs left her vacation home in Flagler Beach, Florida, preparing to return to her house on Peachtree Battle Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

    Her car, a Champagne Gold, 1987 BMW 325i, GA Tag - BKT664, was found August 24, 1996 abandoned on the northbound side of I-75 just south of Highway 54 in Morrow, Georgia just South of highway 54 near exit 76 between Macon, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. The car had nail in the right front tire, that was flat. Her dogs were found at a Riverdale apartment complex two miles away. The mixed breed had been killed in traffic, and the other pet was returned to Holland’s sister. Holland’s twin sister called Flagler Beach police a few days later because her sister never made contact with her.

    Investigators say Holland, who owned a vacation home in Flagler Beach, may have been abducted anywhere between Flagler Beach and Atlanta. They described her as an adult entertainer who may have been involved in prostitution. Her photo was in a provocative advertisement in a magazine sold in Atlanta strip clubs and adult stores. Neighbors described Holland as very private and very pretty. She rarely had visitors and kept to herself.


    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;



    • Agency Name: Flagler County (FL) Sheriff's Office
    • Agency Contact Person: N/A
    • Agency Phone Number: 904- 437-4116

    • Agency Name: Morrow (GA) Police Department
    • Agency Contact Person: Police Chief Ken MacGillvary
    • Agency Phone Number: 770-960-3003

    • Agency Name: GBI
    • Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Fred Mays
    • Agency Phone Number: 770-388-5019
     
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  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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    Sherri has been missing for 21 years today... :vigil:
     
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