Five years after the car was discovered on the Rio Grande Valley Bridge, the disappearance of a woman in New Mexico remains a mystery


This story is about suicide. If you or your acquaintance are at risk of suicide, call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255).

In the spring of 2016, Holly Olcott White moved from Taos, New Mexico to Albuquerque, where she was preparing to join her husband, who had just started a new job.

But Holly didn’t have the opportunity to start a new chapter in life.

Holly went missing three months before her 50th birthday and hasn’t been seen or voiced since. It’s been five years since she died in May of this year, but her friends and family are still trying to figure out what happened to her.

Holly Olcott White

Holly Olcott White

Her best friend Jill Gustafsson Single Decker told the dateline, “I want to find Holly.” “I can’t believe it’s been five years since I talked to my best friend.”

Jill and Holly met when they were teenagers and soon became close friends, maintaining their status among major out-of-state moves, colleges, marriages, and children. Jill named her daughter Holly after her best friend.

“We had an inseparable relationship,” Jill said. “We shared a lot of’firsts’, like making up and talking about our first kiss with a boy. We talked to each other everything.”

But Jill had some things she didn’t know about Holly, and she didn’t know until her friend went missing in 2016.

At the time, Holly lived in Taos, New Mexico and was the manager of the Taos Center for the Arts for the past 22 years. However, she was preparing to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, her husband Jeff White had already started a new job. Holly also had a new job set to say goodbye to her current job at a farewell party that Friday. But she never attended the party.

Jill, who has worked to find out what happened to Holly from the beginning, told the dateline that her friend had returned home from work on Thursday, May 5, 2016. did.

Holly’s husband, Jeff, told the dateline that he had spoken to her that night and agreed that nothing seemed to be a problem during the conversation. The couple have been together for 27 years and have been married for 20 years. He was in Albuquerque that night, but was planning to return to Taos for her farewell party on Friday.

“This was the last time I talked to her,” Jeff told Datingline. “And she’s gone. I was shocked by everyone.”

Holly didn’t contact me after 9:20 pm that night.

The next morning, on May 6, 2016, Holly was scheduled to meet her friend Cynthia for a daily morning walk. Holly always brought her dog Rosie.

But when she didn’t show up, Cynthia was worried and went to her house. Holly’s friend Jill, who lived in Texas at the time, told Dateline that Cynthia had a key and had it inside because she was often at home for Holly. Holly’s purse and cell phone. The phone was in the kitchen and her dog, Rosie, was waiting for a walk.

“None of them made sense,” Jill said. “Holly always carried a purse with her, and she never left the dog. That dog Rosie, she was like her own child.”

The only thing that seemed to be missing in Holly’s house was the blue Ford Escape. It was discovered later that day and parked at the Rio Grande Valley Bridge. Her key was in the car cup holder.

According to the New Mexico Police Department, the investigation was initiated by the Taos Police Station and the New Mexico Police Department. With the help of a diving team and a rafting guide, authorities searched 12 miles in the Rio Grande Valley. There were no traces of Holly’s body, but one black SKECHERS shoe was found floating in the river.

Holly’s friend Jill told Dateline that the shoes belonged to Holly, but she didn’t jump off the bridge with her best friend, but the one who harmed Holly watered the shoes to confuse the police. It sticks to her belief that she threw it.

According to previous news reports, the Rio Grande Valley Bridge is one of the highest per capita suicide rates in the country. But Holly’s family, friends, and husband Jeff have claimed for years that she wouldn’t have committed suicide.

“She wasn’t that type,” Jeff told Datingline. “I only know she wouldn’t have done that. Someone did this to her.”

Jeff told the dateline that they had been together for 27 years and had been married for 20 years and their marriage was happy. He revealed about Holly after she went missing. I’ve confirmed that it has happened, but it’s still the fact that he loved her and wanted to do her best for her.

Jill examines her computer and phone after Holly goes missing on Dateline and finds that her best friend had many secrets, including debt, sex addiction, and relationships with men. Became.

The information was provided to New Mexico police for investigation, but investigators did not provide details as to whether the information caused anything.

Holly’s husband, who lives in Albuquerque and takes care of his father, does not expect her to disappear, no matter what secret Holly has, and believes there is a murderer in Taos.

“She didn’t deserve to die,” he added. “And if someone does something to her, her family deserves to get her back. It’s heartbreaking about them. They need to be closed. I want to conclude.”

Jeff told Datingline that he had been questioned about his wife’s disappearance and had passed a polygraph test. Police did not consider him a suspect in the case, and it is clear if there is a suspect at this time. I will not.

Holly’s disappearance is still under investigation, and authorities are recommending those with information to call the New Mexico Police Department.

Holly’s family has also hired a private detective to investigate Holly’s disappearance, and Holly is still actively working on the case. Meanwhile, they are $ 20,000 for information that leads to Holly’s whereabouts. We are offering rewards.

Facebook Group “Case Crackers: Justice of Holly Olcott White (MISSING)And Facebook page “Find Holly WhiteBoth are dedicated to updating the general public about Holly’s case.

“I always want her to be alive, but at this point I’ve accepted that she’s gone,” Jill said. “Then we need to find her body. What happened? Will lead us to the answer. Then we can do some sort of closure. “

Holly is 55 years old today. When she disappeared, she was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed about 275 pounds. She has green eyes and blonde hair.

Anyone with information about Holly’s case will be asked to call the New Mexico Police Department at 505-454-5010 or the tip line at 575-613-3415. Your family will give you a $ 20,000 bounty for information that leads to Holly’s whereabouts.

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