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Old 09-16-2015, 01:47 PM
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The Unsolved Murder of Jennifer Harris From 2002

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Jennifer Harris was last seen May 12th, 2002 when she was leaving her grandmother's home to meet up with a friend of hers. Since she was supposed to return later that night, when she didn't, her family called the police to report her, and her green 2000 Jeep Wrangler missing.

After six days, on May 18th, 2002, police discovered the nude body of Jennifer Harris, the 28 year old Fannin County Texas resident, floating in the Red River. An exact cause of death has never been determined, but according to police, it was violent, unnatural, and her uterus had somehow been removed.

After many years of investigation by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the Texas Rangers, which included them exhuming her body, no arrests have been made.

It's worth noting on this case that there has been a lot of friction between the family and the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office. The family accuses the Sheriff's Office of mishandling the investigation, and at one point the Sheriff's Office did lose a large amount evidence collected from the scene.

At one point the crime television show Cold Justice offered to do an episode on the case to help drive in leads, but the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office refused to assist them.

The family says two suspects were identified early on, a former boyfriend and Jennifer's ex-husband. Jennifer's father publically stated:
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I am convinced she knew and trusted the person who killed her. She had a definite plan to meet someone at 8pm on Mother's Day Sunday, May 12. She knew and trusted that person…and they killed her. There are two major suspects, one of them I’ve communicated with, the other I haven’t. We have always asked anyone to come forward.
Jennifer's father, Jerry Harris, believes his daughter was pregnant at the time of her death and there's a good chance that's why she was killed, as the autopsy showed all of her female organs were missing, and that they had been forcibly removed.

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Re: The Unsolved Murder of Jennifer Harris From 2002

How insanely torn apart must she have been? Female organs...forcibly removed...perhaps a crime scene pic I'd second guess viewing. Seems like someone active in local community that got bailed out by sheriff's office. Either that or somebody took the whole "getting my red-wings" way to seriously.

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At one point the crime television show Cold Justice offered to do an episode on the case to help drive in leads, but the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office refused to assist them.
normally they'd be more than willing to help.

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Justice needed for Jennifer

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The family accuses the Sheriff's Office of mishandling the investigation, and at one point the Sheriff's Office did lose a large amount evidence collected from the scene.
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New details now on Fannin County's only unsolved homicide. 25-year-old Jennifer Harris-Holman of Bonham was found dead back in 2002, floating in the Red River east of Denison. Seven years later, no arrests, but evidence that could turn the case around. Deeda Payton reports.


The town of Bonham will never forget their one and only unsolved homicide, that of Jennifer Harris-Holman. It has been seven years and still no answers, no arrests, but it's never far from the minds of those who call Fannin County home. "I feel that's wrong they need to catch whoever did it to her cause that was wrong what happened to her."

As for the victim's father, Jerry Harris, he says any chance of the case being solved in his lifetime is slim. "Well, the way it's going right now it looks like it won't be."

But, there is one person who is giving him a glimmer of hope, a private investigator, who Harris says, was hired by a group of anonymous benefactors. Benefactors he doesn't even know that are just trying to solve the case. "He certainly believes it's solvable."

Harris says, the public investigator out of Richardson, Texas, is currently following new leads. In fact, the PI told him to ask Fannin County investigators for some evidence, a blouse, a bra and some jeans believed to be Jennifer's.

And, that's when Harris found out that evidence was missing. "By losing the evidence in case it's not found, we're at least missing a potential opportunity to have the only incriminating , hard evidence in the case." But, to add more drama to an already intense case, Wednesday afternoon investigators found those items simply mismarked in the evidence room. "All the evidence has always been in custody we just located this because there was no paper trail for these particular items."

But, for a father clinging to little hope, his little girl's death will be solved, it's another step toward more DNA evidence. And, another shot at cracking a case where it seems so much has fallen through the cracks.

Sheriff Ken Moore says they plan to send the evidence to a lab in Fort Worth, but to do that DPS will have to make a request.

As for how the evidence ended up mislabeled, the sheriff's office has seen a turn-over in staff and in paper work. They always had the evidence, but over the years, just like so many things, they say it got shuffled around.

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Fascinating!

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Re: The Unsolved Murder of Jennifer Harris From 2002

This poor family. Having to deal with some sick fucker killing her and also the police who bungled up evidence AND refusing to work with someone willing to help solve it. I'd be so Pissed !!

And the media never reports injustice like this......

God Bless this family....Rip sweet girl...No more pain.

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Very unnerving case.

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