July 19, 2020

Episode 41: The unsolved Sylvia Holtzclaw homicide case

Episode 41: The unsolved Sylvia Holtzclaw homicide case

For this week’s episode I spoke to David Holtzclaw, who is the son of a murdered woman named Sylvia Holtzclaw. On May 16, 2003, Sylvia worked alone at the Blue ridge Savings Bank in Greer, South Carolina. On this particular day, it was just her and...


For this week’s episode I spoke to David Holtzclaw, who is the son of a murdered woman named Sylvia Holtzclaw. On May 16, 2003, Sylvia worked alone at the Blue ridge Savings Bank in Greer, South Carolina. On this particular day, it was just her and customers Eb and Maggie Barnes. The Barnes were a retired couple who stopped by to handle some business.

Sometime during the afternoon, an unknown killer robbed the bank and murdered Sylvia and her two elderly customers. Their bodies were found in a utility room in the back of the building.
It was the first triple murder in Greer’s history. The killer escaped without any detection. Today, the three homicides remain unsolved.

Do you know who killed Sylvia Holtzclaw and Eb and Maggie Barnes on May 16, 2003 in Greer, SC? If you have any information about this cold case, please contact the Greer, SC police department at (864) 848-2151 or Crimestoppers at 23-CRIME or (888-274-6372). There is also a Facebook page titled Memory of Sylvia Holtzclaw if you would like more details about Sylvia’s case.

Video clip provided by David Holtzclaw

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