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August 2, 2012

Bedford kidnapping, homicide focus of TV show

Series to examine Holly Notestine case

BEDFORD, Pa. — The case involving the killing of 25-year-old Holly Notestine in Bedford County, who was kidnapped from her small dairy farm in the Clearville area, will be featured Sunday by Investigation Discovery as part of its “Nightmare Next Door” series.

The episode will air at 5 p.m. and feature interviews with Ron Grubb, Notestine’s fiance; Chasity and Logan Grubb, Notestine’s children; Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. John Feather; retired PSP Cpl. Roger Smith; Trooper Craig Grassmyer; Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins; and Amy Mearkle, former WTAJ-TV reporter.

Notestine was kidnapped from outside the family’s trailer just as dark was setting in on Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Despite extensive regional searches, no trace of Notestine was found until March 2004, when a logger located her body in a wooded area about 5 miles from her home.

Five years to the day of her disappearance, Joseph “Tiny” Clark, now 52, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder.

In June 2008, Clark was convicted of the charges in a jury trial in Dauphin County and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Clark is jailed in the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Coal Township.

Local listings or channel location for the network Investigation Discovery may be found at

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