The cold case of a Chattanooga woman missing for 17 years could be one step closer to being solved.
45-year old Adolphus Lebron Hollingsworth, is charged with first degree murder, in the death of his former wife, Vicky Hollingsworth.
She went missing from her parents' home in East Chattanooga in 1997, and two years later, her remains were discovered in woods near Taylor Street..
The case went cold for investigators, until producers from the cable T-V show "Cold Justice" contacted them, wanting to help.
With their assistance, Hollingsworth was charged with first degree murder, in Amarillo, Texas.
"When you talk to Vicky's parents back then and you see the hurt and her two kids growing ukp with no mother," says Chattanooga police homicide sergeant Bill Phillips, "you look forward to the day that you can go to them and say, 'finally."
Unfortunately, Vicky Hollingsworth's mother passed away several years ago, never seeing her daughter's killer brought to justice.
Sgt. Phillips says he'd like to think that eventually, investigators would have solved Hollingsworth's murder, but with the help provided by "Cold Justice," the things they would have accomplished over a long period of time, were solved in a relatively short period of time.
Hollingsworth is awaiting extradition, and the "Cold Justice" episode featuring Vicky's murder airs in about a month on the T-N-T cable network.by Calvin Sneed