In 2005, a school teacher named Candy Williams met Jovan Collier at the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida, and they connected right away – So much so that they moved in together after 3 months.
They both learned that they had each lost family members: “That first day at the beach, he told me that his (adoptive) parents had been killed in a tragic car accident by drunk drivers. He had always felt like he was missing something,” she remembered.
As their relationship progressed, Candy’s love story turned into a horror story. She first learned that her husband had been lying about his entire life. He had previously been married twice and had two children. While they were on a break, she also learned that he had been making scret trips to Indiana to try and win back his ex wife…Who’m he was still married to!
After finding out that her husband was a lier, she looked even deeper into his web and found that Jovan had been lying about his adoptive parents dying in a tragic car accident. Candy was totally freaked out, but decided to track down his birth mother to get even more information on her husband.
Jovan’s birth mother learned that, in 1983, police were called to a home in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where they made an extremely discovery so gruesome that even seasoned officers were disturbed. They found the bodies of a man named Hans Zimmer, who’d been shot five times; his wife, Sally Zimmer, who’d been stabbed to death; and 11-year-old Perry Zimmer, who’d been stabbed upwards of 25 times.
The gruesome murders were made by a 14-year-old boy named Peter Zimmer…But this is where it gets really weird! The young boy later changed his name to Jovan Collier. Even though he was caught, Wisconsin laws protected minors, so he was only charged as a juvenile. After serving just one year at Ethan Allen School for Boys, he was released.
I just thought, if anyone’s going to know if this is true, his birth mother will know,” explained Candy. “I called and Joe’s stepdad answered the phone … He’s like, ‘Well, you know about the murders, don’t you?’ I was like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ And right then, I just could feel like all the blood just drained from me.”
After she exposed his crimes, Jovan was furious with Candy. In an email, he said, “What comes around goes around, so just remember that.” It also read: “You took my life from me and I am very lost and angry at you for that… I am here in St. Pete and hope to hell I run into you. You messed me over and I will pay you back, your rep, your job, all of it.”
Later, Jovan was charged with felony stalking of Candy and was, thankfully, placed in a Georgia jail.