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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hollys' Remains Found

My older sister Holly Berry's remains where found on Thursday March 14th 2013.

Holly's service will be:

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3pm

First Baptist Church 2080 Marion Street North Bend, Oregon 541-756-6544

Pastor J.L.Coffee will give the Eulogy and short message followed by some words from Holly's mom and younger brother with a slide show. The song "May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You" will be played.

The church is going to provide refreshments afterwards. I know many of you are touched by Holly and her short life with us. I encourage you if you can, to attend the service. It is open to all.

News link for more information on Holly Berry (Copy and Paste)


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


On March the 3rd Jay and I were required to clean out Holly's apartment. The rules of the facility stated that 60 days was the longest permitable time for a client to vacate an apartment before it must be cleaned and given to someone else. Since she disappeared on January 3rd, March 3rd was our last possible day. We were going to stay there and make a three day project of it, but folks advised us to get help and do the move quickly to avoid subjecting ourselves to ever more pain. I had been back to the apartment several times since her disappearance, but Jay had not. It was extra hard on him. It was indeed trying, touching her clothes and all her precious little things that she took such good care of, but God gave us grace. Someone from Project Hope offered to take care of her plants incase she might be found. Very sweet of her. Everything was put in storage for the next 6 months. At that time if she hasn't been found we will make another decision as to what to do with her belongings. Laura, Donna, and Crystal from Project Hope, an outreach to the homeless, willingly showed up to give us a hand and we got it done in one day. Bless them! When they were done they went out on yet another search for Holly on a recommendation from someone. This is an ongoing process with them and the police and we are grateful to both for extending their searches and efforts over time for Holly. In fact, each organization has stated they will not stop looking until she is found. The police will leave this as an open case indefinately. Project Hope simply will not give up. Tami Bray, apartment manager, took some of the food from Holly's freezer and using the common area facilities made Hawaiian chicken for the whole of the clientel that lives in the apartment complex. These are Holly's friends. They had a little celebration in her honor. It seemed fitting since one of Holly's favorite places to live was Hawaii from the time she was 13 until she was 22 and again for another year in her late 20's. She loved the flowers of Hawaii and belonged to a Halau for 4 years where she danced hula and just loved it. A church in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates where Holly attended a youth group for some time has recently made a donation of $638.00. This brings our total very close to the next increment of $3,000 needed to increase the reward for discovering her whereabouts. Thank you all for your concern over her, your prayers, thoughts, contributions, and physical searches. All of your efforts show us how much Holly was loved and cared about. Pearl Maxner, Holly's Mother

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update from Pearl, Holly's Mom

There is still no evidence at all as to what has happened to our daughter, Holly. It has been 26 days now since she disappeared. The police have been amazing in every way and are continuing their many-pronged search for her. They follow every lead and have done hundreds of land searches with dogs, viewing of video cams in places of business, interviews and apartment searches in the area where she lived. There are 3 detectives still actively on the case full time. The international tracker has come twice.Thanks to all of you we have had the money to pay for his services. This has been a trying and perplexing time for Jay and I. Sometimes we still shake our heads and say, "Is this really happening?" Other times it is overwhelmingly real- like Sunday when it was/would have been her 35th birthday. We know you are all faithfully praying and we can't tell you how much we have felt those prayers when we know we couldn't have moved forward with the things that have been in front of us to do. Thank you forever. We have never felt so much heartfelt loving care in all of our lives. Many, many people are being affected in ways that are staggering to ponder. Holly's life has always been that way... One thing I believe we are being shown is that our faith must be in the Sovereign God of heaven and earth, and not in our circumstances. With Thanks, Pearl and Jay

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Latest K9 Search Result

COOS BAY — A renowned international search and rescue team has joined the search for Holly Berry. The team of two dog handlers came to Coos Bay from Longview, Wash. on Monday and searched the thick brush and lakes throughout John Toppits Park, but found nothing. Harry Oakes, who started the international K-9 search and rescue squad, said his team was in Coos Bay days after Berry went missing, but harsh weather conditions made the search difficult. 'Ninety-nine percent of the time we can come up with something for the police to follow up on," Oakes said. 'In this case, I am sitting here scratching my head." Oakes said he has worked 1,843 missing person cases since 1986, including high-profile homicide cases like the Ward Weaver double-homicide in Oregon City. Oakes said his dogs helped find the two victims hidden on Weaver's property. Berry's family hired Oakes, with financial help from the community, to try and shed new light on a case that seems to have hit a wall. 'For him to have inconclusive results is unusual," Berry's stepfather, Jay Maxner, said. 'He wanted to come back and search Empire lakes. His dogs can detect bodies underwater." Berry's family has set up a reward fund starting with $1,000 for tips that lead to her whereabouts. Maxner said people are struggling to make sense of the 34-year-old's disappearance. 'Everybody is taking it really hard," he said. 'Not only the family, but everybody in the community. Holly has a big impact on people. She touches a lot of people and they are all pretty shook up." Police say they have no evidence one way or the other to suggest foul play was involved. Coos Bay Police Sgt. Eric Schwenninger said police will continue to search for Berry and 59-year-old Glenda Campbell, who went missing in November around the same area as Berry, until they bring them home to their families. 'These cases will remain open," he said. 'Glenda Campbell's case will remain open until we find her. This will be an open case until we find Holly." Maxner said his family is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as the search for Berry reaches it's 12th day without any promising leads. 'Its very unlikely she would (commit suicide) or runaway," he said. 'It's a horrible tragedy, especially if she met foul play." Oakes and his team will continue to search multiple areas around Coos Bay today. Reporter Tyler Richardson can be reached at 541 269 1222 ext. 236 or at

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reward for Holly Berry

We have started a Reward for information leading to the location and whereabouts of Holly Berry in Coos Bay Oregon. If you can find it in your heart to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. We have started the reward at 1,000.00 US dollars. As the reward donations increase we will update the local media and post the new reward milestone throughout Coos Bay. The donation pay Pal widget goes directly to Holly Berry's mothers pay pal account for the reward cash prize. You can post this widget on your personal web site or refer others to this blog to contribute. Thank you all for your support, prayers and donations.

REWARD for Holly Berry

Thursday, January 10, 2013

K9 Search is called off today

Thank you for your prayers and concern for both Holly and her family. The specialized K9 search team was stopped this afternoon due to inconclusive results. Her sent trail was found but was splintered by the amount of tracks / traffic that carried her scent in different directions. There where three specific locations that the team noted. One being a bus stop location, a cemetery and a dumpster. No evidence was found indicating what has happened to Holly. The full report from the team leader will be sent out in the next couple of days. The team will pass on their findings to the local police. Our search for Holly Berry continues. On a positive note, due to the contributions you all have made, Holly's Mom will be able to pay for the search that was conducted today. I want to personally thank everyone that has called, e-mailed, passed on information and donated. I cannot thank you enough! We will continue to search and wait for the next avenue to pursue.