Killing of Barrington mother of five 31 years ago remains unsolved


A 31-year-old mother of five was killed in 1990, and nobody has ever been charged within the case.– Found lifeless: April 13, 1990– Case standing: Unsolved murderThe physique of Sheila Holmes, of Barrington, was discovered on the morning of April 13, 1990, close to the railroad tracks by Forest Street in Dover. Her physique was discovered mendacity on the bottom in entrance of a blue Toyota pickup truck.Authorities stated an post-mortem concluded Holmes was strangled and suffered blunt-force trauma to the pinnacle, a number of rib fractures and a lacerated renal artery.Holmes was final seen leaving her job on the then-St. Jean’s Club on Mechanic Street the evening earlier than her physique was discovered. Family members stated cash Holmes received in a contest at work that evening was nonetheless in her pocket when her physique was discovered. As of 2010, police stated the one suspect within the case was Edward Pehowic, who was a good friend of Holmes’ household. He is now serving a life sentence with out the chance of parole for the homicide of a Portsmouth lady in 1996.Police stated at one level, Pehowic admitted to killing Holmes, however later modified his story. Unrelated to the murder investigation, tragedy struck the Holmes household once more 14 years later. In 2004, Holmes’ son, Jeremiah, who was 13 when his mother was killed, died in fight in the course of the Iraq War at age 27.Can you assist police resolve this case? Submit a tip to the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit.