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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.