Kimberly Holton Was Murdered in 2003 — Her Friend Knew Something Was Wrong (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

"I was paranoid that I was going to go to jail for Kim's murder, even though I had absolutely nothing to do with it."

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

Jun. 21 2024, Published 5:01 p.m. ET

Kimberly Holton poses in front of a cork board at school
Source: Oxygen

In November 2023, retired Delaware State Police trooper William “Billy” Porter spoke to Bay to Bay News about a 20-year-old case he was still thinking about. Memories of the 2003 murder of 16-year-old Kimberly Holton were returning to the surface of his psyche in light of his participation in a true crime show for Oxygen.

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In all likelihood, he was referencing Deadly Waters with Captain Lee which, per their description, "exposes the wicked intentions of those who thought committing crimes on the water would shield them from justice." Porter was reluctant to discuss Holton's case because, to put it simply, it was sad for reasons that go beyond the obvious. In an exclusive clip obtained by Distractify, we hear from one of Holton's childhood friends who admits to perhaps missing something when it came to the murder.

Kimberly Holton sits in her bedroom
Source: Oxygen
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What happened to Kimberly Holton? Her friend feels like she should have seen something.

Destinee Andrews met Holton in high school when they rode the same bus. Holton was sitting by herself so Andrews took that opportunity to strike up a friendship. They were inseparable after that. In the clip, she describes Holton as "loving and caring." Andrews believes that, had her friend lived, she would have undoubtedly gone on to work with animals in some capacity because she loved them so much. "She helped animals because nobody helped her when she needed help."

Andrews alluded to some things Holton shared with her about her family life, but she was very good at hiding her pain behind a bubbly personality. "It was her way of not thinking about things," she said. Holton was also a committed student who never missed school. When she didn't get on the bus one day, Andrews immediately knew something was wrong.

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What happened to Kimberly Holton?

In October 2003, Holton's body was found less than 5 miles off the coast of Cape May Point, N.J., per Delaware Online/The News Journal. "I've never had a case where a body turns up in international waters dropped by a plane," state police homicide Sgt. Pete Fraley told the outlet. Her body had been wrapped in 15 feet of chain and had been previously weighted down by cinder blocks.

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Police later learned Holton was "fatally suffocated inside a Dover Budget Inn room by two young men she knew, after being lured from her home," reported Bay to Bay News. At the time of her murder, Holton was living in a foster home with another young girl named Heather Nasakaitis. They constantly fought which made Nasakaitis an immediate suspect, said Cosmopolitan, who spoke with her in December 2015.

Kimberly Holton poses for a picture in front of lockers at school
Source: Oxygen
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When law enforcement released footage of the person purchasing the chains that would end up clinging to Holtman's body, Nasakaitis recognized them immediately. After they spoke, Nasakaitis was even more convinced this person was involved. Sadly they never saw their day in court, but someone did. That individual confessed, but it didn't mean Nasakaitis was off the hook.

"For the next year, I was paranoid that I was going to go to jail for Kim's murder, even though I had absolutely nothing to do with it," claimed her former foster sister. Was she telling the truth?

For more on this story, tune into Oxygen to catch Deadly Waters with Captain Lee Saturday June 23 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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