Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer   CONTACT PERSON:
Campbell Police Department
(408) 866-2101   For release on October 16, 2007   SUSPECT WANTED IN 24 YEAR OLD MURDER CASE   The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges today in connection with a rape and murder case from 1983. Christopher Melvin Holland is wanted for the rape and murder of 17-year old Campbell resident Cynthia Munoz.   Holland is 52-years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6’2 and approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen in Nevada, but investigators believe he may be returning to, or already be in, Santa Clara County.   Holland and a friend of his were regular visitors to the home where the victim lived. On August 7, 1983, Munoz was found dead in her bedroom at her Campbell residence. She had been raped, strangled and suffered stab wounds. Investigators have since discovered DNA evidence that links Holland to the crimes.   If you have any information regarding Holland’s whereabouts, please contact the Campbell Police Department’s 24-hour line at (408) 866-2101.   ###

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