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October 29, 2014  

Shenandoah Man Arrested for 1st Degree Murder of Girlfriend

Shenandoah, IOWA -- Today, October 29, 2014, 34 year old Brian Davis of Shenandoah was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder for the death of his girlfriend Holly Durben on July 18, 2009.  Based on interviews of witnesses and crime scene evidence, investigators believe that Davis is responsible for Durben’s death.  Davis is currently being held at the Fremont County Jail on a $1,000,000.00 cash bond.

 At 9:36 AM, on July 18, 2009, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from Brian Davis at 2492 Highway 59 south of Shenandoah.  When Deputy’s arrived they located 29 year old Holly Durben deceased in the bedroom of her residence, which she shared with her boyfriend Brian Davis.    The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in the investigation from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

An autopsy was performed on Ms. Durben’s body at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.  It was determined that Ms. Durben suffered a fatal gunshot to the head as well as other injuries.

For media inquiries, please contact Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Darrell Simmons at (office) 712-322-1585 or (cell) 319-929-2786.

It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Brian Davis, 34


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