Case 211

Cari Farver

When Omaha mechanic Dave Kroupa met Cari Farver in late 2012, he thought he’d found the perfect woman. Unfortunately, their relationship soon turned sour and when Dave ended things, Cari began to obsessively stalk him, turning his life into a living nightmare.

For years, she tormented him, and any women he took an interest in – even going so far as to physically attack Dave’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Liz Golyar. But the truth about Cari would prove even more shocking than anyone could have imagined…



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State v. Golyar



A Tangled Web – Leslie Rule



Woman convicted in cold case killing – The Des Moines Register

Nebraska bail set at $5M for Iowa woman accused of slaying – The Des Moines Register

Court upholds murder conviction – Lincoln Journal Star

Iowa woman convicted of killing, impersonating romantic rival asks Nebraska Supreme Court for new trial – The Daily Nonpareil

Judge finds Shanna Golyar guilty of first-degree murder in 2012 slaying of romantic rival – Omaha World-Herald

Harassing messages from person claiming to be missing woman kept coming for years, man testifies at murder trial – Omaha World-Herald

Trial begins for Iowa woman who prosecutors say killed, then impersonated her romantic rival – Omaha World-Herald

Prosecution: Defendant confessed to killing in emails she sent while posing as another woman – Omaha World-Herald

At murder trial, relatives tell of receiving suspicious messages from writer who claimed to be missing woman – Omaha World-Herald



Iowa Cold Cases



ABC 20/20 – A Tangled Web

Snapped – Liz Golyar




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