Jenny Zitricki COLD CASE

Summary Timeline of Jenny Zitricki’s Case

  • April 4, 1990: Robert Eugene Brashers raped and murdered Jenny Zitricki at her apartment in Greenville, SC.
  • February 18, 1992: Brashers was arrested in Cobb County, GA for Possession of Stolen Pistol and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. At the time of his arrest he had a scanner, “police” coat, burglary tools, and a fake Tennessee license. He, again, was sentenced to prison and was released on February 17, 1997.
  • March 11, 1997: Brashers entered a home in Memphis, TN, and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female.
  • March 28, 1998: Brashers murdered Sherri Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter Megan by shooting them in Portageville, MO. Megan was also sexually assaulted before she was murdered.
  • Later that same day, Brashers attempted to force his way into a home in Dyersburg, TN. The mother, 25, was home with small child. She fought with him, was shot, but survived and provided a description to police. DNA evidence retrieved from the scene was also later linked to the Scherer murders.
  • April 12, 1998: Brashers was arrested breaking into a single woman’s home Paragould, AR, for whom he had previously done handyman work. Brasher cut the phone lines to the home, was armed with a firearm, had a video camera, and other tools. He was released from custody some time afterward.
  • January 13, 1999: Officers located a vehicle in a parking lot of “Super 8” motel in Kennett, Missouri. Officers eventually made contact with multiple occupants of a room and located Brashers hiding under a bed armed with a gun. After four hours of police hostage negotiations, he released the other room occupants.
  • January 19, 1999: Brashers committed suicide.
  • October 5, 2018: Greenville Police name Brashers as Jenny Zitricki’s murderer through DNA evidence.