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PA HOLLY GRIM: Missing from Lower Macungie Township, PA - 22 November 2013 - Age 41 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SoSueMe, Apr 17, 2015.


    NOCLUE Bronze Member

    RIP, Holly...:candle:

    :praying: for those that love you...
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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    After nine days at the home tucked in a wooded area on the northern slope of Blue Mountain, investigators uncovered human remains that they identified Thursday as belonging to Holly Grim, the Lower Macungie Township woman who went missing almost three years ago.

    Horvath, one of Grim's former co-workers and the owner of the Ross Township home, was charged with her kidnapping and death. Inside his home, police said they found handcuffs, leg shackles, stun weapons and DVDs on murder, sexual deviance and "hunting humans."

    Police said they believe Horvath, 49, kidnapped Grim from her trailer in the Red Maples Mobile Home Park on Nov. 22, 2013, shortly after she dropped her son off at his school bus stop. Then, they said, Horvath took her to his home at 2368 Woodhaven Drive where he killed her and disposed of her body.

    Lt. Joseph Sokolofski said Grim's skeletal remains were discovered in a 4-by-4-foot area at the bottom of an embankment at the rear of the property, covered by about a foot of dirt.

    "Finding the remains was what we were hoping to do when we went there," Sokolofski said.

    Why is there such evil in the world?
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  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Michael Horvath

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  4. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    I can't believe they finally found her...RIP, Holly. I hope the POS that did this rots...
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Based on what the police found, this guy is a sick SOB.
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  6. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    I have an appt. so no time to read in depth; I read the complaint/charges (actually skimmed thru) - was he only charged with murder 2? I'll go over everything later. He sounds like an evil waste of protoplasm to me; I can't say what I'm thinking because I'd hate to be banned...
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Horvath, one of Grim's former co-workers and the owner of the Ross Township home, was charged with her kidnapping and death. Inside his home, police said they found handcuffs, leg shackles, stun weapons and DVDs on murder, sexual deviance and "hunting humans."


    This says 5 - Felony Pending. They will no doubt add more charges.
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  8. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    I sure hope so; this POS is majorly dangerous, to put it mildly. Thanks, @Akoya- will catch up later today. (I'm literally queasy now...)
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  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Timeline of the homicide investigation for Holly Grim

    The Monroe County district attorney's office has charged Michael Horvath of Ross Township with homicide in the 2013 disappearance of Holly Grim from her trailer park in Lower Macungie Township. Here's highlights of the nearly two-year investigation.

    Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

    Investigators at Holly Grim's trailer find her keys and eyeglasses on the living room floor. They also discover a wet coffee stain, an overturned ashtray and a black button "in plain sight" on the floor. On the exterior of the unlocked back door, investigators found a "bright, reddish" stain and send it to a lab for DNA testing.

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    Police interview Horvath because he worked with Grim in the same department at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie and was one of several employees "absent from or late for work" the morning of Grim's disappearance. Horvath told police he got a flat tire in Lehigh County before arriving at work and returned to his Monroe County home to repair it. After the repair, he went to work.

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    Investigators re-interview Horvath at his home at 2368 Woodhaven Drive in Ross Township. He tells them he "did not know the victim well." He said he knew where she lived because he went there twice, both times to move a washer or clothes dryer. He said he used the back door, but did not recall injuring himself, which police noted "is not consistent with the condition of the blood" found on the back door. Horvath allowed police to swab his mouth for a DNA sample.

    Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

    Police interview Horvath's wife, Cathy, and she told them she discovered his "dirty shoes" in their bedroom on Nov. 22, 2013, the day Grim disappeared. Cathy Horvath said the shoes had not been there when she left for work, so she knew her husband had returned home that day. She said her husband told her about his flat tire. Cathy Horvath also told police that after her husband "kills and guts the wild game he hunts, he disposes of the entrails in the woods around their home." She also mentions she suspects her husband is having an affair, and gives investigators the cellphone number of Nicole Wagenbauer, who phone records indicate was called by Michael Horvath at 6:07 a.m. the morning of Grim's disappearance.

    Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

    Investigators interview Wagenbauer, who says she met Horvath on AdultFriendFinder.com. She told police she met him once for lunch in December 2013, but then backed out of another meeting, telling Horvath she was meeting her boyfriend at a mall. She said Horvath told her "he would also go to the same mall and follow her. Wagenbauer found this "disturbing" and met her boyfriend at a different mall.

    Wednesday, April, 20

    Michael Horvath is interviewed again, this time at the state police barracks in Belfast. He said he knew Wagenbauer and "acknowledged that he would have called her on the way to work" the morning of Grim's disappearance."

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

    Police executed a search warrant at Horvath's Ross Township property, where they excavate human bones.

    Thursday, Sept. 29

    Police executed a search warrant of Horvath's home in Ross Township, uncovering DVDs about "murder, sexual deviance, and 'hunting humans.'" Among the items they find are weapons, handcuffs and leg shackles.

    Thursday, Oct. 13

    Police charge Horvath with homicide in Grim's death, saying the DNA from the blood on her back door matches Horvath's and the DNA from rib bones on his property matches Grim's.
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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    The Morning Call

    Holly Grim's Mother

    My thoughts and prayers go to Holly's mother, her son, and her boyfriend.

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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Police Dig Through Backyard of Former Coworker of Woman Who Went Missing 3 Years Ago | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    How Grim died, and how long after her abduction that happened, has not been disclosed. Multiple bones were found buried under no more than 18 inches of dirt in an approximately 4-by-4-square-foot area down an embankment behind Horvath's yard, Sokolofski said.

    There also is no indication so far that Horvath and Grim had a relationship outside of work, authorities said, though the affidavit reveals Horvath's wife thought he was being unfaithful and provided investigators with cellphone records.

    During the news conference, Sokolofski said Horvath at this point is not implicated in any other missing persons cases, but "it's always a possibility."

    Horvath is charged with two counts of kidnapping in Lehigh County, and in Monroe County with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with or fabricating evidence and obstructing the administration of law.

    The case will be tried in Monroe County because that is where Grim's remains were found. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 24.
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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Holly Grim homicide: Michael Horvath trial pushed back to October

    Jury selection in the case of Michael Horvath, the Monroe County man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Grim of Lower Macungie Township, will not begin until October, prosecutors confirmed Monday.

    Horvath, 51, was in Monroe County Court Monday morning for a pretrial hearing. His attorneys are challenging the science behind cellphone data collection, which police say shows Horvath was near Grim’s home on the day she disappeared.

    Monroe County Judge Margherita Patti Worthington said she will rule on the motion before Horvath’s trial.

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  14. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    Holly Grim update: Two years since arrest, what's happening with case?

    When will Horvath stand trial?
    Horvath, of Ross Township, will stand trial sometime in 2019. There’s a pretrial hearing in the case scheduled for Feb. 19 in Monroe County Court in Stroudsburg. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, so there will be a trial followed by a penalty phase if Horvath is convicted of first-degree murder. He’s charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and obstruction of the administration of law.

    Why isn’t the trial being held in Lehigh County?
    Although investigators believe Grim was kidnapped in Lower Macungie, they say evidence points to Horvath killing her and burying her body on his property.

    Have there been new developments in the case?
    In Monroe County, Horvath’s public defenders are seeking to have certain evidence suppressed, arguing that they did not have time to do a thorough investigation of Grim’s property. At issue is a shed on Grim’s property that police believe Horvath hid inside while waiting to abduct her, pretrial motions show. The shed, which was behind Grim’s trailer, was destroyed shortly after Horvath was arrested.

    Such a long wait :(
    Justice will be done Holly. RIP.
  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Murder cases can take a long time to go to trial in the United States.

    It sure is good to see you again @MULDER!

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