Cathy Zimmer

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 ‘Quilt’ Cold-Case Following Prosecutor’s Affair With Lab Technician

Murder charges against a South Bay man and his brother in a 1989 cold case in which the man’s wife was found strangled and wrapped in a quilt have been dismissed over an affair betweeen the lead prosecutor and the lab technician who was one of the main prosecution witnesses.

09/30/2014

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Prosecutor, DNA Expert In 1989 San Jose Cold Case Murder Reassigned After Discovery Of Affair Between Them

A prosecutor and a DNA expert working on a 1989 cold case murder in San Jose have been reassigned after the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office learned they were having an affair, but prosecutors said Monday they do not think it will affect the case.

09/08/2014

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Judge Orders Brothers Accused In 1989 San Jose Murder To Be Tried Together

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Friday entered a not guilty plea for Robert Zimmer, who along with his brother David is accused of murdering David’s estranged wife in San Jose 25 years ago.

04/18/2014

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Husband Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Estranged Wife In 1989 San Jose Cold Case

David Zimmer, 69, of Half Moon Bay, entered his plea at his arraignment on a charge that he murdered 38-year-old Cathy Zimmer, whose strangled body was found inside her car in San Jose on March 10, 1989.

03/11/2014

A patchwork quilt which was found with the body of Cathy Zimmer in 1989. (Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office)

Two Arrested For San Jose Cold Case Murder Unsolved For 25 Years

The husband and the brother-in-law of a woman found wrapped in a quilt and strangled to death inside a car parked near the San Jose airport 25 years ago have been arrested in connection with the murder, authorities announced Friday.

03/07/2014

A patchwork quilt which was found with the body of Cathy Zimmer in 1989. (Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office)

Daughter Of San Jose Woman Killed In 1989 Hopes Quilt Will Lead To Justice

The daughter of a 38-year-old San Jose woman whose strangled body was found in a car wrapped in a homemade quilt in 1989 said her mother had taking college classes and “focusing on her well being” prior to her mysterious death.

02/07/2014

A patchwork quilt which was found with the body of Cathy Zimmer in 1989. (Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office)

Mystery Quilt May Hold Key To Solving Cold Case Murder Of San Jose Mother

Prosecutors are hoping to solve a cold-case murder by asking the public to help identify a patchwork quilt that was used to cover the body of a San Jose woman found strangled inside her car at an airport parking lot 25 years ago.

02/06/2014

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