Real Name: Holly Michelle Krewson
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: La Mesa, California
Date: March 4, 1995
Date of Birth: August 27, 1971
Weight: 120 pounds
Marital Status: Dating
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes.
Details: Holly Krewson was a native of La Mesa, California with aspirations of becoming an actress. As a child, she was entered into several beauty pageants. She also took dancing lessons and danced at the pageants. At eleven, she was molested by a family friend. After her parent's divorce, she stopped attending pageants, dropped out of school and started working as a waitress. She ended up with an abusive boyfriend who was arrested several times for beating her, but she always took him back.
Due to her relationship with her boyfriend, Holly spent less and less time with her mother, Gwen. In February of 1995, she visited her mother at her print shop. Gwen saw her daughter one last time in the Spring of 1995 before she entirely vanished. The last person to see her was her father, when she visited him at his home on March 4. After not hearing from her for several weeks, Gwen called several of her daughter's friends. However, no one else had heard from her either.
Gwen contacted the police and reported her daughter missing. However, little was done since Holly was an adult. Two years later, with Holly still unaccounted for, police took a closer look at her boyfriend and his criminal past. However, he passed a polygraph test. On August 27, 2001, Holly's thirtieth birthday, a San Diego newspaper ran an article about her disappearance. After reading the article, a local psychic claimed that she began receiving images of Holly.
She first saw her in a hospital bed, unconscious. She met with Gwen to tell her about her visions. She claimed that Holly had left California to escape her abusive boyfriend. She believed that Holly had been in an accident involving a drunk driver. She saw Holly in a hospital gown. She felt Holly was in a hospital named Marymount near the towns of Marysville and Kenwood, but she could not discern much more.
Three months later, Gwen received a shocking phone call. The caller said "Hi Mama." Gwen asked "Who is this?" and the voice said "Holly," and it sounded like she was crying. Gwen recorded a portion of the call with a tape recorder. During the rest of the call, "Holly" claimed that she was in Ohio. She then disconnected. Gwen did some research and found that there was a Marymount Hospital in Marysville, Ohio. However, when Gwen contacted the hospital and nearby police departments, she ran into several roadblocks. Because Holly was over 21, even if she had ever been treated in the area, her records could not be released.
However, police have since found a new lead that could help find Holly. While trying to track down her boyfriend, a detective uncovered new information. The owner of the Pinezanita Campground, which is located fifty miles east of La Mesa, recalled seeing Holly there in 1995. This was a few months after she was seen by Gwen. Holly, her boyfriend, a man named "Humby" were at the campground, located in Julian, California. Her boyfriend began drinking and causing a disturbance. When the owner asked them to leave, the boyfriend pointed a gun at him, threatening to come back and shoot him. Police would like to speak with "Humby." Meanwhile, Gwen continues to search for her daughter.
Suspects: Holly's boyfriend, Jack Sutton, has been considered a suspect. He was arrested on several occasions for abusing her. However, he took a polygraph and passed. More recently, investigators learned of an incident that happened several months after Holly was last seen. Sutton allegedly waved a handgun at a campground owner who asked him to leave.
Police would like to question the man known as "Humby" who was seen with Sutton and Holly at the campground. At the time, he was in his mid-twenties; he would now be in his forties.
Extra Notes: This segment originally ran on the June 25, 2002 episode.
Holly's case was also featured on The Montel Williams Show.
Results: Unresolved. In 1996, one year after Holly vanished, skeletal remains were found off state Route 79 in Descanso, near San Diego. In March of 2006, dental records confirmed that the remains belonged to Holly. The police are handling her death as a homicide. Investigators later determined that the phone call was a cruel hoax from a prank caller in Canada. Sadly, Holly's mother Gwen died in 2003, at the age of sixty-one. Until the end, she believed that her daughter was still alive, when, in fact, she was deceased the entire time. Holly's killer has never been caught.
- Holly Krewson at Unsolved.com
- Holly Krewson at Doe Network
- Montel: Holly Krewson Reading
- Remains found in 1996 finally identified
- Holly Krewson at Find a Grave