FRANKFORT - Kentucky State Police (KSP) is renewing their effort to solve unsolved homicide cases by asking the public for assistance with leads including one in Marshall County, the 1996 murder of 35 year-old Bobbi Holman Williams, owner of The Holman House Restaurant in Paducah.
According to court testimony at the time, Holman was found murdered in her home, having been struck with what was described as an “antique style syrup bottle” and strangled in a half-filled bathtub of water.
Williams’ husband was later convicted of conspiring to have his wife murdered, but no one was ever charged for the murder itself.
In 2010, KSP distributed over 8,000 decks of playing cards to prisons across Kentucky depicting 52 unsolved homicides, including the Williams’ case.
Since that time, three of those cases have been solved. KSP hopes that sharing information with the public again will provide fresh leads that can help solve these cases and bring some closure to families.
Tpr. 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."