Brian Davis

Brian Davis

State investigators believe they’ve solved a more than five-year-old murder case in southwest Iowa. Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Darrell Simmons says a Shenandoah man was arrested this afternoon for the July 2009 shooting death of 29-year-old Holly Durben.

Simmons says 34-year-old Brian Davis was Durben’s boyfriend. Davis was long considered the prime suspect, but Simmons says new evidence just recently surfaced that will give prosecutors a more solid case.

“We’re not releasing that information. There was just some further investigating that occurred. I guess I really don’t want to go too much into that at this time,” Simmons said.

Brian Davis had placed the 911 call on July 18, 2009 and responding officers found Holly Durben dead in her home, which she shared with Davis. An autopsy determined Durben was shot in the head and had other injuries.

Davis is now being held at the Fremont County Jail on a one-million dollar cash bond.