Monday, May 11, 2009

Homicide suspected in the disappearance of Jason Holley

Colorado Springs, Colorado - A body suspected to be that of 22-year-old Jason Holley, who had Klinefelter's syndrome and intellectual disabilities, and who has been missing since January 5, was found Friday in a ravine in Cheyenne Canyon, west of Colorado Springs. According to The Gazette, Kyle Stott, 18, and Derek Hernandez, 21, one of whom led police to his body, have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in his disappearance. According to the theory of Dale Kelley, a private investigator who has been working with Jason's family, the men may have killed Jason for his Xbox:
He said the suspects befriended Holley through acquaintances at school and picked him up the morning he went missing, telling him to bring his Xbox.

Kelley said the mother of one of the suspects told investigators she saw the Xbox that night.

Jason Holley was studying to be a car mechanic at Pikes Peak Community College, according to his mother, Jan Holley. He had been receiving help with his classes from a learning specialist and took just one class at a time because of problems with writing and memory. “I have never seen him so happy as when he comes home from school,” his mother wrote on a Web site,

Stott and Hernandez are being held without bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday May 11 at 1:30 p.m.