Colorado Springs, CO- Update- Jason Holley, missing from Colorado Springs since January 5, 2009, has been found deceased and two men are under arrest for suspicion of his murder. Check back to blinkoncrime.com for this developing story.
At Risk or Endangered Missing Adult: Where is Jason Holley? Missing in Colorado Springs, CO Since January 5, 2009
Jason Holley, 22, appears to have almost literally vanished the morning of January 5, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a 3rd year student at Pike’s Peak Community College in the Automotive Program and by all accounts, was an extremely affable, albeit shy young man. Jason worked very hard to overcome his learning challenges to master his studies and become an Automotive Tech; in spite of his cognitive disorder, Klinefelter Syndrome. One of the difficulties for him is that it causes him to have short term memory loss. Jan Holley, Jason’s Mother, with whom he shared a close relationship, has recently had to return to her work in the Medical field after exhausting her savings in efforts to find her son, costs that have currently exceeded $10,000.
“I moved with Jason to Colorado Springs in 2003 because he needed special education, and was having an extremely difficult time with school. It was a very hard move for me because Durango was my home for 25 years, but it was worth it, since Jason has been happy here. With the help of his learning specialist Phil McLelland, Jason has been attending the automotive program at Pike’s Peak Community College, taking only one class at a time.”
His mom also says he tends to trust people he shouldn’t, and is not able to tell good people from someone who might be intentionally taking advantage of him, which had occurred recently. She fears he is with someone who could take advantage of his disability.
“This is not like him. He’s never gone from home for more than 24 hours,” said Jan Holley.
Jason Holley was sleeping in his downstairs bedroom on that Monday morning, the day he disappeared when Jan went to work. A couple hours later, she says she got a phone call from him asking if he could go to a friend’s house. He never showed up at that friend’s house and has been missing ever since. He has not logged onto his myspace or attempted to contact any of his friends or family; which is highly unusual given his condition.
Description: Jason Holley
• 6ft. 6 inches tall
• Light Blue eyes, light brown and reddish hair, was cut short when he went missing, if longer will be wavy.
• 175 lbs, very lean build with no visible facial hair
• Was wearing white hoodie sweatshirt with coins on front, dark jeans and navy blue Eddie Bauer hikers, size 13.
• Possible slight hand tremor, may not be immediately noticeable. Will worsen under stress.
Possible Character Observations:
• Shy demeanor, will appear somewhat younger and possibly immature for size.
• “Muscle car” Enthusiast, both engines and Body work. This is a high proficciency skill area for him.
• Avid online gamer: XBOX 360
• Likes to sketch and doodle
• Likes to frequent convenience stores, ie: Farmcrest Daily for red bull or Coke
• Liked to play Texas Hold Em on myspace
• Unable to read cursive writing, can write his own name in cursive only, otherwise can only read and write printed words.
• Will use landmarks to get around, cannot read street signs. Will use taxi not bus.
• Uses the word “Bro” when speaking with friends
• Cognitive issues, easily confused if too much info given at once; you will notice him “reprocessing it”
If you have any information on Jason Holley’s disappearance, call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000 or (626) 644-3674.
Currently, the COPD will not comment on an ongoing case, except to say that Jason’s case is a priority and they are proceeding with their investigation of it accordingly. Early theories that Jason might be hiding or attempting to evade being found have been eliminated. Police believe whatever happened to cause Jason’s disappearance, was not of his own doing. There has not been a credible sighting of Jason since he went missing and rumors that he had been found are false. He is without necessary medication and considered an at-risk missing adult.
For a press release from the Klinefelters group, KS&A, click HERE.