Family demands justice in cold case triple murder
BATON ROUGE - Four years after the savage murders of three people inside a Scotlandville home, there are few clues that will lead police to a killer. The case has officially gone cold.
Matthew Holliday, Jeraldine Holliday and their special needs daughter, Kaylar Holliday, were all shot to death inside a home on Elmer Drive. It happened in the middle of a June 2010 night. A broken door shows the savageness of the home invasion suspects who broke in and took nothing. The brutal nature and horrific details of what happened still haunt the victim's niece, Sarah Holliday.
"I don't even see how they can rest at night with a conscience to kill a whole family like this," Holliday said.
The family lived a simple life, one that would be shattered. None of them had a criminal record.
At the time of the murders, investigators believed at least three or more men forced their way into the home by breaking down the front door. Robbery was the apparent motive.
"They lived their life where they thought everyone was a friend," Holliday said. "That's how we grew up in the country."
When the dust settled and crime tape cleared out, the family believes they were forgotten.
"I would hope this interview would spark them to go back and open this case and try to solve it to give our family some answers," Holliday said.
Six months after the brutal murders, Baton Rouge Police told WBRZ they ran low on leads. There's new information tonight on how the suspects committed the heinous crimes, and why tracking down the killers hasn't been easy.
"They were masked, gloved, dressed accordingly so they would not be identified," Mary Ann Godawa with the Baton Rouge Police Department said. "So we collected all evidence at the scene, processed it and unfortunately we have not been able to make an arrest at this point."
Matthew Holliday's daughter thinks about her dad everyday.
"I feel devastated," Kimberly Fisher said. "Everyday we have to wake up with no family members, nothing but our kids."
Each year, the family holds a reunion. Each one is started off with a prayer.
Fisher had this message for her family's killer.
"I hope you burn in hell," Fisher said. "I hope you are on the slow ride to hell, and if you are living, you have your day coming."
Baton Rouge police say the case is a priority, but with little evidence, they need the community's help to find the family's killer.
"We realize it was a tragic incident, and it was a terrible blow to lose three family members," Godawa said. "We understand that our detectives did everything possible and are continuing to do everything possible to work this case."
"I just don't understand how you could have a house ransacked, three bodies shot to death, blood everywhere and you still have no evidence of who did it," Holliday wondered.
Investigators say any tip, no matter how insignificant you may think it is can possibly solve this murder.
Call Baton Rouge Police's Homicide Office if you have any information. The number is (225) 389-4869.
The people who survived were questioned, but their interviews did not lead to an arrest.