‘Bones-in-yard’ cold case murder cracked thanks to chilling clues including DVD about 'hunting humans' | The Sun

A COLD case murder mystery has been solved after cops found bone fragments and a DVD about hunting humans.

Holly Grim, of Pennsylvania, went missing in November 2013 before her remains were found three years later.


Prosecutors claimed Michael Horvath, 55, stalked his co-worker Grim, 41, before kidnapping her and killing her, WFMZ reports.

The pair worked together at an organ factory in the township of Macungie.

She was considered a missing person for three years before cops found bone fragments buried in the backyard of his home.

Officers were able to identify the partial remains as belonging to Grim.

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They said they were consistent with a gunshot wound to the chest.

And, officers said that Horvath owned DVDs about murder and hunting humans.

Grim was last seen alive on November 22, 2013.

Her mom Jeanette called the cops and officers found a pair of glasses, and cigarettes in her home. Her car was also found in the driveway.

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Cops revealed that Horvath turned up late to work on the day Grim disappeared, Times-News reports.

Detectives reportedly found a bloodstain on her back door and claimed it matched Horvath’s DNA.

When being quizzed by cops, he claimed that he had got a flat tire on his way to work.

But, cops were suspicious as cell phone records showed that Horvath was near Grim’s home before she vanished.

Nine years after Grim disappeared, Horvath has been convicted on charges of homicide, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse, WOLF-TV reported.

Defense attorney Janet Jackson admitted that Horvath could be branded a “weirdo” or an “oddball”.

She said he had “never behaved inappropriately”, and wasn’t prone to anger or violence.

Grim’s son Zachary told The Allentown Morning Call: “This was a long time coming.”

He admitted he’s unsure if he can move on but will try.

One of Grim’s friends Nancy Godowsky said: “I am hoping Zack can get some peace. This man took away his mom.”

Godowsky was with Grim the night before she disappeared.

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She said: “We are just so happy that they found him guilty so he can rot in jail the rest of his life, and that’s what he deserves. He knows what he did.”

Horvath could face life in jail and his sentencing has been set for September.

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