Photos: Ten more unsolved Colorado murders and victims' personal stories

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, personal stories below.
Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado murders listed on the indispensable Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website. Our most recent offering appeared last September, on the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. For loved ones left behind, however, every day is a day of remembrance -- and it shocks the conscience that no one has been held responsible for the crimes detailed below. Continue to learn about ten more mysteries, featuring photos and personal stories of the victims.

Click on victim names for more details, including law-enforcement contact info if you can help finally bring their killers to justice.

Erin Golla

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Erin Golla.
Erin Golla liked music and took ballet lessons as a child. Her dad, Ron Golla, managed Roller City on West Alameda so Erin enjoyed roller skating. She really liked to swim when the family lived in an apartment complex with a pool after returning from California.

Erin attended Bear Creek High School in South Jefferson County Colorado but dropped out to live with a fellow she dated. Later she married Kevin King but that marriage ended in divorce. Erin had two children: Casey, now 11, and Courtney, now 7.

Erin was working at the lunch counter of the Broadway Bowl in Littleton on Sunday night Janaury 27, 2002. At about 11:30 pm, as they closed the business, she was shot to death along with two other victims, Bobby Zajac and Jim Springer, Jr. during an apparent robbery.

If you have any information about this crime, call Littleton Police Department, Detectives Hoffman or Baca, 303-795-3890.

Rhonda Holland
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Rhonda Holland.
Rhonda Holland, 46, attended college near Hartford, CT where she studied advertising. She managed her mother's gift shop in Littleton, CO and did all the decorating in the store. "She was extremely talented," said Hazel Brewer. Rhonda would even redo furniture for friends. Married in 1979, Rhonda had two sons, Jason and Jeffrey. After ten years of marriage, Rhonda and her husband divorced. "She had a real bubbly personality" said her mother, who added that Rhonda had lots of friends. On Saturday, January 17, 2004, the store was to have closed at 6 PM. When Hazel Brewer was unable to contact her daughter Sunday, she went to the store and found Rhonda dead from a single stab wound. The victim's car was found at a motel four blocks away. The lights were still on in the unlocked gift shop at 5757 S. Rapp St. A suspect has been named.

LITTLETON Police believe they have solved the 2004 murder of Rhonda Holland, which happened at her family's gift shop in downtown Littleton.

Thursday, Sept 6, 2007, Littleton Police announced warrants have been issued for Greg Parker, already in prison for killing his wife. but the District Attorney for Arapahoe County refuses to prosecute.

Greg Parker had been sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 for the murder of his wife, Barbara. He confessed to slitting her throat after an argument in their Littleton home. Parker is serving his sentence at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

Continue for more about ten unsolved Colorado murders, including photos and personal stories about the victims.


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Rian Milehigh
Rian Milehigh

Don't be sad over murder mysteries you have no idea the details of. You don't know both sides of the story. If its unsolved it was obviously done right.

Cooper Watts
Cooper Watts

RIP Derrick Wagner. Derrick was murdered during a home invasion on the night of 3/11/2003 he was 25 years old. The killer and his accomplices were wearing ski masks so the only witness' testimony wasn't valid. The men who were allegedly responsible for this murder were tried and they were found not guilty due to lack of evidence. If you know anything about this murder please contact the Pueblo police department.

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