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Landlord from Texas Is Accused of Killing a Woman in 2006 Who Rented an Apartment from Him

Lois Oladejo
May 19, 2021
03:20 A.M.
A former landlord in Llano County has been indicted for the death of his tenant, Holly Simmons, whose body was found in a lake in 2009, three years after her death in 2006.
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Jimmy Wolfenbarger, a landlord from Llano County, has been arraigned on a one-count murder charge for the murder of Holly Simmons, 46, who died in November 2006.

Simmons was reported missing by her 17-year-old daughter on November 28, 2006. She noted that the last time she ever saw her mother was when she took her to the school bus.

Photo of a police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

Llano County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers investigated for years without having a breakthrough. Following her disappearance, the victim's house was completely searched for information, and neighbors were questioned.

On July 7, 2009, a recreational diver found a boat immersed at the bottom of Inks lake. Simmons' body was found at the bottom of the boat. She had a concrete bag attached to her body.

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Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

In 2016, the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program reviewed the case largely. It then handed it over to a Texas Ranger to re-investigate with Llano County Sheriff's Office after years of being hampered.

After five years of investigating, Wolfenbarger was named a suspect. The 57-year-old landlord who lived in an RV park often had arguments with Simmons, scrutinizing one of her two daughters.

A resident of Antioch was shot during a dispute between the landlord and tenant.

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Wolfenbarger was jailed in the Lubbock County detention center on May 12, 2021, after turning himself in, with the bail set at $2million. He has been released after posting bond.

It was revealed after an autopsy that the cause of death was strangulation. Simmons' siblings spoke to KXAN and revealed that they were relieved after waiting 15 years for the case to be solved and expressed displeasure.

Simmons' brother Paul Wishman said Wolfenbarger should be behind bars and hoped that he would not be allowed to get away for his crime.

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He further said they have a good case and hoped that justice would be served for his late sister, her kids, grandkids, and the rest of the family.

This is not the first landlord case experienced recently, as a resident of Antioch was shot during a dispute between the landlord and tenant.

The resident, identified as Cosmo Baldazo, was found lying on his front lawn with gunshot wounds after a confrontation with his landlord. The case is currently under investigation by the police.

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