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Missing Woman: Holly Grim - PA - 11/22/2013

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Lower Macungie missing woman's family believes she was snatched
By Frank Warner, Of The Morning Call
7:39 p.m. EST, November 29, 2013
Holly Grim, the Lower Macungie Township woman who disappeared last week after she dropped her son off at a school bus stop, remains missing, police said Friday.

Grim's relatives said they believe something bad happened to her Nov. 22 between 6:33 a.m., when she drove her teen son, Zach, to the bus stop, and 7 a.m., when her mother stopped in at her mobile home to check on her.

"It's almost like they picked her up from there and just took her," Jeanette Grim, her mother, said Friday. "And nobody saw anything."

Holly Grim, 41, of the Red Maples Mobile Home Park, was not home when her mother walked in. Her mother said she found Holly's glasses, her cigarettes and an overturned cup of coffee.

Grim's keys also were there and her car still was out front, her mother said. And Grim was due to be at her job at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.

There was no reason for her car to be there if she was off to work," said her mother. "I just figured she was sleeping. I knew she had a cold." But her mother looked everywhere in the home, and no one was there.

Grim normally had a cigarette and coffee as she watched the news before going to work, her mother said, and it appears she was doing that when someone interrupted her.

"It just seems almost impossible," she said. "Someone had to be there when she got back from the bus stop."

"She lived for her son. She wouldn't leave him behind. She loved life. She had a simple life, but she could stand up for herself. She had six brothers. She was the baby. At this point, I don't know more. I just know, whoever took her, I want her back."

Dwayne Mory of Macungie, Grim's boyfriend the last four years, said Friday he was staying over at Grim's home early the morning she disappeared, but he left before she did.

"I got up for work, gave her a kiss goodbye," he said. "She took her son, dropped him off off at the bus stop. Later, I got a call from her mom: She wasn't at home."

On hearing the news, Mory returned to the mobile home in the 1100 block of Grange Road, about a mile west of Wescosville and a half-mile south of Route 222. There, he said, the only hints of a struggle were the overturned coffee cup and a shifted coffee table.

"What happened?" he asked, noting that he hasn't heard what police may have found.

Holly's brother Rich Grim said he can't imagine how she was taken away without anyone noticing.

"Somebody had to have seen something, but nobody's coming forth," he said.

Police said Friday they still list Holly Grim's status as "missing person-endangered." She is described as 5-foot-3, about 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Grim's whereabouts can contact Trooper Robert Devers at 610-395-1438.

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Help Find Kara Kopetsky, Samuel Hoyt And Other Missing People
David Lohr
Posted: 12/11/2013 1:49 pm EST

More than 600,000 men, women and children are reported missing in the United States each year.

Please take a few moments to read about this week's missing people. If you recognize one of them, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Typically, someone, somewhere has information that could help recover a missing person. And whether you realize it or not, that someone could be you.

Martha Anaya
Santa Ana Police Department

The word "dreamer" is tattooed on 28-year-old Martha Anaya, a missing mother of two from Santa Ana, Calif., but family members say she is a responsible parent, grounded in reality. That fact, along with the lack of any telltale signs of a desire to escape life, left Anaya's loved ones and police puzzled by her Nov. 12 disappearance. According to the Orange County Register, she was last seen by her mother when she dropped Anaya off at her apartment complex after running errands. What happened to Anaya after that remains a mystery. Her family members have not heard from her since, and she has not reached out to her two daughters, ages 5 and 12. Anaya is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anaya has several tattoos including, "Amy" on her left wrist, "Melody" on her right wrist, and "R.I.P. It was all a Dreamer" and "Butterfly" on the left side of her chest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8400.

Holly Grim
Pennsylvania State Police

Holly Grim's mother is convinced there was foul play involved in her daughter's sudden and unexplained disappearance. The 41-year-old mother vanished on the morning of Nov. 22, after she drove her son to a school bus stop in Macungie Township, Pa. Her mother, Jeanette Grim, noticed something was amiss later that day when she stopped by her daughter's mobile home. She was surprised to find her daughter's car parked in the driveway, since she should have been at work. She also was troubled by things she observed inside the home, including Holly's glasses, cigarettes, keys -– items she would normally have with her -- and an overturned cup of coffee. "It's almost like they picked her up from there and just took her," Grim told The Morning Call. The distraught mother said it would be out of character for her daughter, whom she described as a dedicated and doting mother, to take off without letting someone know of her plans. "She lived for her son. She wouldn't leave him behind. She loved life," Grim said, according to The Morning Call. Authorities have been tight-lipped about Grim's disappearance. She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and about 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at (610) 395-1438.

Samuel Hoyt
Richmond Police Department

Samuel Hoyt left some personal items at the Virginia War Memorial before he vanished on Nov. 22. Police said the 46-year-old resident of Philadelphia also placed flowers near the eternal flame at the memorial and left a note behind scribbled on his passport. Authorities have yet to reveal the note's contents, but family members told that Hoyt showed signs of mental instability prior to his disappearance. Multiple searches have been conducted for Hoyt, each one unsuccessful. His girlfriend, Annmarie Smith, recently traveled from Philadelphia to Virginia to assist in the searches. Upon her return she posted to her Facebook page that she had to leave the area, “heavy hearted [and] empty handed.” Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Richmond police at (804) 646-6769.

William Johnson
Detroit Police Department

William Johnson, 79, of Detroit, has not been seen since Nov. 21. Johnson, who police say was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, was driving a beige 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette at the time of his disappearance. The vehicle has Michigan license plate 740-4F2. No additional details have been released. Johnson is described as 6 feet tall and 152 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants and a beige checkered shirt. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5240.

Glenn Patrick Lett
Cincinnati Police Department

An Ohio postal worker is missing in Cincinnati. Family members last saw 38-year-old Glenn Patrick Lett on Dec. 2. The U.S. Postal Service worker was reported missing when he failed to show up for work. His dark brown, 2009 Chevrolet Impala with Ohio tags GBF1837, is also missing.  Authorities and family members are concerned for Lett's safety because he is diabetic and requires regular medication. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and 250 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black and white-striped shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on Lett is asked to contact District 3 of the Cincinnati Police Department at (513) 263-8300.

Katrina Lewis
Katrina Lewis, of Pawtucket, R.I., is in "great danger" according to a missing- person flyer being distributed online. The 18-year-old was last seen in the early morning hours of Dec. 1, riding in the passenger seat of her mother's 2003 orange and red Kia Rio. It remains unclear why Lewis' family members believe she is in danger. Police have not responded to a request for comment. Lewis is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 120 pounds, with reddish brown hair and green eyes. She is believed to be traveling in the Kia Rio, Rhode Island license plate 655-958. Anyone with information about Lewis' whereabouts is asked to call the Pawtucket Police Department at (401) 727-9100. For more information, visit the "Bring Katrina Lewis Home Safe" Facebook page.

Teleka Cassandra Patrick
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department

A gold 1997 Lexus ES300 is the only clue police have in the disappearance of Teleka Cassandra Patrick. Authorities found the Michigan woman's vehicle abandoned in Indiana on Dec. 5. The vehicle was found along the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, just east of Porter, Ind., police said. Patrick was reported missing on Dec. 6. The 33-year-old from Kalamazoo, Mich., was last seen the previous day when she was dropped off at her vehicle in the parking lot of a Kalamazoo medical center. What happened to Patrick after that is unknown. She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Indiana State Police at (219) 696-6242 or the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office at (269) 383-8748.

Dale Robinson
Woodbury County Sheriff's Office

Dale Robinson's son said he is afraid his missing father is "alone and scared." Dale Robinson, 84, disappeared on Aug. 3. A resident of Moville, Iowa, he was last seen at the Argosy Casino on Sioux City's riverfront, where he would typically pick up his wife, Betty. His son, Robert Robinson, suspects Alzheimer's could play a role in his father's disappearance. "I have troubles with the emotions, thinking that he's out there somewhere by himself," Robinson told the Sioux City Journal. Adding to the mystery of Robinson's disappearance is the fact that his maroon 2000 Ford F-150 single-cab truck, with Iowa plate 870-ZCF, is also missing and has not been spotted since the day he disappeared. Robinson is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, and 116 pounds. He has gray hair. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office at (712) 279-6510. For more information, visit the "Missing Dale Robinson" Facebook page.

Monique Vargas
Authorities in Santa Ana, Calif., are searching for 34-year-old Monique Vargas. She disappeared Oct. 24. Heather Hernandez, a woman who said on Facebook she is Vargas' sister-in-law, said her sister was last seen in the same general area as Martha Anaya, another woman recently reported missing. While authorities have yet to comment on a possible connection, Hernandez posted on Facebook that she does not feel police are "really assisting" her family. The Santa Ana Police recently issued the following statement to "The investigation is still ongoing and detectives continue to follow-up on leads." Vargas is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and 115 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. She also has two tattoos on her back. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call (714) 560-3910.

Stephanie Anne Warner
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Stephanie Anne Warner has been missing since the Fourth of July. The 43-year-old woman was last seen marching in an Independence Day parade in Jackson, Ore. What happened to her after that remains a mystery. In August, Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigators named Warner's boyfriend, Lennie Laverne Ames, 60, a "person of interest" in her disappearance. "We named him a person of interest because we can't definitively clear him of her disappearance," Detective Eric Henderson told the Mail Tribune. Henderson added, "She was making future plans to do things locally. There's no evidence to suggest that she planned to take off and leave." Warner is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and 135 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink and tan top, and black pants. Anyone who has seen Warner is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (541) 774-8333.

Cold Case Of The Week
Six years is a long time, but when a loved one has been missing that long, it can feel like a lifetime. That nightmare, unfortunately, has become a reality for the family of Kara Kopetsky. Kopetsky was 17 when she disappeared in Belton, Mo., on May 4, 2007. The teenager was last seen by her mother when she headed off to school that morning. Surveillance footage recovered from Belton High School shows that Kopetsky made it to school, but left shortly after arriving. Cell phone records indicate the last call on the teen's phone was with her ex-boyfriend that morning. They spoke for about 20 minutes. What happened to the teen after that conversation remains a mystery. Kara Kopetsky's mother reported her missing later that day. Multiple searches have been conducted, but no solid evidence has been found to suggest what happened to the teen. Her family remains convinced of foul play. "[i was] robbed of the lifetime of memories I should have had with Kara," Kopetsky's mother, Rhonda Beckford, said in a May interview with The Washington Post. At the time of her disappearance, Kopetsky was 5 feet 5 inches tall, 125 pounds, and had brown hair and hazel eyes. Her family has set up a website devoted to the case, According to the site, an $80,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to finding the missing girl. Anyone with information is asked to call the Belton Police Department at (816) 331-1500 or the anonymous tip hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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Missing woman's friends raise nearly $3,000 for family, reward

Holly Grim was last seen on Nov. 22 in her Lower Macungie home.

By Nicole Radzievich, Of The Morning Call

9:32 p.m. EST, February 8, 2014


Besides spending time with her teenage son, Holly Grim has two other loves: bowling and racing.


She loves slinging balls down the bowling lanes Thursday nights with her Mixed Nuts team and spending weekends at the Mahoning Valley race track either as a rabid fan or part of a pit crew.


Grim, 41, of Lower Macungie Township, has been missing for 21/2 months.


On Saturday, 150 members of her bowling and racing families came together at Jordan Lanes in Whitehall Township to raise money to help her family with expenses and bolster a reward for information leading to her whereabouts.


"We've been searching on the weekends. We've set up websites," fundraiser organizer Heidi Unterberg, whose son bowls with Grim's, said through tears. "We wanted to do something."


Unterberg estimated that the fundraiser would bring in nearly $3,000 that will go toward Grim's expenses and a reward, which is now at $2,000.


Grim, who turns 42 later this month, went missing between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Nov. 22, just after she drove her 16-year-old son, Zach, to a school-bus stop and just before she was expected to go to work at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.


Her mother has said she found Grim's glasses, keys, cigarettes and an overturned cup of coffee in Grim's home at Red Maples Mobile Home Park on Grange Road. Grim's car was parked out front.


State police at Fogelsville, who are investigating the case, could not be reached for an update in the case Saturday. Police had listed Grim's status as "missing person-endangered."


Dwayne Mory, Grim's boyfriend of four years, said someone as responsible and loving as Grim would not leave so abruptly.


"It's been very difficult," Mory said.


His friends gathered around him to support him and her family.


Supporters wore a special pin: a yellow ribbon symbolizing support for the missing, a purple flower to represent Grim and a pearl for her son. They talked about the petite brunette who likes to shout loudly at races and dress in simple jeans and tennis shoes.


Erica Seither, a New Tripoli friend who knows her through racing, said Grim loves to joke around and is great with kids.


"We all miss her," she said.


Ron Brand, a Whitehall man whose son bowls with Grim's, called her a "wonderful woman."


"She's so down-to-earth, so nice," Brand said. "It's a shame this had to happen. When something like this happens, there is no peace" until she is found.


Grim is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs about 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact Trooper Robert Devers at 610-395-1438.

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Police ramp up search for Holly Grim, Lower Macungie woman missing since November


Author: Katie Shank , Senior Producer

Meghan Packer, Reporter

Published: Apr 29 2014 05:02:09 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2014 06:31:55 AM EDT


LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - More than five months after she went missing, police are continuing their search for a missing Lehigh County woman.


Holly Grim was last seen at her home at the Red Acres mobile home park in Lower Macungie Township in November. Police returned to the park this week to talk with neighbors.


"They were talking to everybody. They went to all the mobile homes," said Holly's mother Jeanette. "I guess they are out there looking for more information."


While the past several months have been extremely difficult for Grim's loved ones, they remain hopeful.


"It's hard to get out of bed every morning 'cause you know you have to face it.


It's hard to go to sleep at night because your mind just keeps spinning," said Jeanette. "In my heart I know she's still alive and I know she's going to find her way back."


Holly was last seen the morning of November 22.


"About 6:30 she came back from taking her son to the bus stop and I was there probably at about ten of 7 and she was gone," explained Jeanette.


She is confident her daughter did not leave on her own and especially would not leave behind her son. "I can't imagine what it's like for him. He's 16 years old," said Jeanette.


She added, "I think she'll do whatever she has to to survive so she can find her way back."


Grim's family asks anyone with information to please speak up. "I just feel like someone has to have seen something," said Jeanette.


Anyone with information about Grim's whereabouts is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville Barracks at 610-395-1438 or Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-426-TIPS. You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Police still searching for missing Lehigh County woman Holly Grim six months later

By Sarah Cassi |

on May 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM, updated May 17, 2014 at 6:26 AM


Have you seen Holly Grim?


For the past six months family, friends and Pennsylvania State Police have asked for the public's help in finding the Lower Macungie Township woman who went missing Nov. 22.


Police were called after Grim didn't report to work and her family wasn't able to get in touch with her that Friday. She was last seen outside her home in the Red Maples Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Grange Road.


State police appealed for the public's help for any information on Grim's whereabouts. In January, Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers offered up to $2,000 reward.


But there hasn't been a whole lot of new information, said Holly's mother, Jeanette.


"In a sense it's a good thing and in the other sense, it's not," she said. "It gets harder. The longer it gets, the harder it gets. ... She's always in the back of my mind."


State police didn't respond to a request for comment earlier this week.


Jeanette said weeks go by with no new information from police. She said on rare occasions police have called when a body is found to assure her it's not her daughter.


"I think the hardest thing is the waiting. I think 'Today might be the day they call us,'" she said.


Jeanette said she constantly thinks about the day Holly went missing, trying to think of anything that could provide an answer.


"I look around all the time for signs. ... I keep asking her to give us a sign so we can find her," Jeanette said.


It's also been difficult for Holly's son, who had a rough time on Mother's Day, Jeanette said.


"It being Mother's Day was hard for him. It was difficult because I knew he was hurting and there's nothing you can do, nothing you can say to make him feel better," Jeanette said.


Friends are planning a candlelight vigil called "Light the way to bring Holly home" to be held six months to the day she went missing. The vigil will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road.


Michele M. Palulis, one of the organizers, said the vigil will start with a prayer and songs at the grange, then candles will be lit and attendees will walk over to Holly's house. Donations will be collected to help Holly's family and people are asked to wear purple -- Holly's favorite color.


"We still hope and pray she's going to be found alive and well," said Palulis said.


Jeanette said she was grateful for the friends who keep pushing to keep the search for Holly in people's minds.


"To keep people alert, to keep looking for her -- this is the kind of help we need," Jeanette said. "I know it's not going to be easy, but I will be there.


She's still out there and we're hurting. We need their help."


Grim is described as about 5-foot-3, 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. State police at Fogelsville can be reached with any information about Grim at 610-395-1438.

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State police say Holly Grim missing-person investigation is 'active'


By Frank Warner

Of The Morning Call

November 20, 2014


Two days before the first anniversary of Holly Grim's disappearance in Lower Macungie Township, state police said Thursday the missing-person case is "open and active."


Trooper Robert E. Devers also appealed to the public to phone the state police barracks at Fogelsville with information that might be helpful to the investigation.


"The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind the public that her case remains open and active and that the public are encouraged to provide any investigative tips or leads by calling the Fogelsville station," Devers said in a news release.


Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for tips that help find her, he added.


Grim, then 41, vanished the morning of Nov. 22, 2013, after she gave her son, Zach, a ride to his school bus stop, a few blocks from their home in the Red Maple Acres Mobile Home Park.


Police and relatives believe she went missing between 6:34 and 7 that morning. Grim failed to report to work that day at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.


Her keys and eyeglasses were found in her home at Red Maples Mobile Home Park, in the 1100 block of Grange Road, a half mile south of Route 22. Her car was parked out front.


Friends and relatives of Holly Grim plan to release balloons 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trexlertown Grange Home to mark the year since the Lower Macungie woman disappeared.


The balloons will carry information on how to contact state police or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers with leads in the missing-person case. The Crime Stoppers number is 1-800-4PA-TIPS.


The state police Criminal Investigation Unit at Fogelsville can be reached at 610-395-1438.

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Holly is still missing.


Pennsylvania State Police at (610) 395-1438

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