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Statement from Holley Wimunc's father

Posted July 14, 2008

July 14, 2008

A statement from Jesse James, father of Holley Wimunc:

"It is with profound sadness that our family just received the news from authorities that our beloved daughter Holley is dead. Since last Thursday's shocking news about Holley's burned apartment and her missing person status, our family throughout the country has nonetheless been holding onto a thin thread of hope that she would be found alive.

Today, that thread of hope broke as her body was discovered.

Holley was a pround St. Ambrose University graduate, excited about both her chosen field of nursing and her career in the U.S. Army.

She was an even more proud mother of her wonderful son and daughter whose activities and personalities never failed to give her joy.

At the end of this journey of sadness, we wish to thank the many, many people who have assisted us so quickly and competently in the search. We are grateful to those people in Dubuque, Iowa, at the University of Dubuque, and others around the country for their prayers for her safe return. Those prayers and support will help us to make it through this impossibly tough time."


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  • Aquamarine Jul 14, 2008

    This is so very sad. I'll never understand why the men who are killing their wives (and yes, I do believe he did it), can't see their way through a divorce and get on with their lives. Now one life is gone forever, leaving 2 little children, and the husband will hopefully spend the rest of his life in prison. Why can't he, and other men, see that murder is only the beginning of their problems, not the end of an already bad situation? So senseless!!!

  • JAT Jul 14, 2008

    What's the deal w/Dubuque?

  • prayin4tr Jul 14, 2008

    My prayers go out to the children and family.

  • nauticagirl501 Jul 14, 2008

    May God Bless the Children
    My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  • IDontCare2 Jul 14, 2008

    Did her kids live with them in Fayetteville?

  • WinAngel Jul 14, 2008

    My prayers and condolences go with this family. God bless you all.

  • egh Jul 14, 2008

    God Bless you the family,He is the only way you can make it through it.I will pray for you and the childern.

  • canes06 Jul 14, 2008

    "pround"??? I think its supposed to be "proud".