He Kills Parents; Then Inherits Their Money

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Update 2/1/17

Buffythevampireslayer Just wanted to say, brilliant blog! If this info saves only 1 woman from this monster’s grasp, then it’s worthwhile. What you have here is a bonafide sociopath & they follow certain patterns down to a T & nope they cannot change without serious psychotherapy (which mostly doesn’t work because they seek to manipulate & outsmart the therapists). They are basically “people of the lie”, leading double lives; pathologically lying their way thru life, switching identities; porn & sex addicted ;dangerous ;fraudulent individuals …
In relationships the pattern with them is always the same – idealise- devalue-destroy & discard. They go thru life conning & taking advantage of ppl’s good nature. They detect vulnerability in empathic ppl, like a shark can smell blood & the scariest part is that they have no or at best, very little conscience or sense of remorse for any of their wrongdoings. Vampiristic, narcissistic, empty vessels that look just like u or me. Look up sociopathy & pray that his latest unsuspecting victim, takes heed of these warnings & gets away unscathed.

Update 7/4/16

The last comment I have posted here says where he lives now with the name of a woman he is associated with. I have no means of verifying this to be true, but if it is, the woman needs to know the type of person she is associated with, and that she may be in imminent danger.  I doubt that he has told her the complete truth about his past.  Of course some people deny the truth, even if it written on a large rock in front of their house. If Peter Zimmer, or whatever name he goes by now, wishes to refute this comment, he can send me a comment, and I will print it.  In my opinion, a person who has murdered once never loses those tendencies, so if I were that woman, I would end any relationship with him today. My thanks to the person who sent this information in. You may have saved a life.

Original Story Posted 3/24/16

That’s right. And he’s still walking the streets today.

In 1983, 14-year old Peter Zimmer aka Jovan Collier murdered his adoptive parents and his 10-year old brother who had been adopted as well. Brutally, excessively brutal.  One of the worst in Wisconsin history according to an investigating officer at the scene.

Zimmer/Collier was not charged as an adult. He went to juvenile detention and was released just before turning 19. He claimed his inheritance because he had only been convicted of being delinquent and not guilty of murder. That technicality allowed him to collect a six-figure trust fund from the parents he killed, and change his name, and take off for Florida.

Well, what has this productive member of society been doing since then?

In 2010 he was convicted of aggravated stalking of his ex-girlfriend, a school teacher in Florida. She had a relationship with him but threw him out of her house when she found out he was on porn sites on the computer. He then began harassing/stalking her. Nasty phone calls, e-mails, vile presents sent to her home and her school. Vailed threats about her well-being when he finished with her. Oh, did I forget to mention he threatened her in public with a knife? Such a minor point. I’m sure you can understand why I forgot it. She did get a restraining order after the knife incident.

One more tiny bit of info. He put the school teacher’s name and address up on porn sites, and men were coming to the school teacher’s house to have sex.

You would think by now the school teacher knew about the 1983 murders, but she didn’t.

Our court system does protect the guilty again though, doesn’t it? First he was only delinquent when he killed his parents, and now the murders can’t be mentioned in court. Wow.

At the stalking trial the judge would not allow testimony about the murders Zimmer/Collier committed, his family he killed, but only that he had a violent past. The prosecution wanted to show the threats he had made to the school teacher were indeed real and quite dangerous. He was found guilty by the jury of stalking. The judge gave him 3 1/2 years but could have given him 6 years.

I forgot to mention when he finished serving time for stalking the Florida school teacher, he stalked a couple of more women, and served a short time in jail for that. That was 2013-2014.

During all the harassing/stalking of the Florida school teacher, at one time he pretended to be someone else, and put out the info that he hanged himself in an Orlando hotel.

Zimmer-Collier had actually visited his birth mother in Atlanta with this Florida school teacher. The school teacher called Zimmer-Collier’s birth mother and found out he was not dead, and about the murders that his birth mother had only found out about the year before, 2008, when she hired a private investigator to check Zimmer’s/Collier’s background.

Zimmer/Collier has not been sitting around idle since murdering his family in 1983. A short life resume please, not all, but some of his activities.

He’s been married twice and has two children, a boy and a girl, now adults. Surely I did not read that the daughter has conflicted feelings about how to react with her murdering father? The courts gave him two free passes, and now his daughter is giving him a third?  I must have read that wrong.

His two wives did have sense enough to divorce him, one in 1993, and his second wife in 2005.

He’s worked at various construction jobs, even had one in Milwaukee where he was on a major hotel renovation site.

In 1990 he even served in the Air National Guard eight months while attending a college in St. Louis.

Some guy in construction, I don’t remember the state, gave him sub-contracting work and even let him live in his house with the construction guy and his wife, even after the construction guy and his wife learned about the murders. Did anyone mention insanity?

Zimmer/Collier is only forty-seven years old now. Just in the prime of his life, and it’s obvious he can move around at will anywhere he wants to.

All I can say, is that possibly coming to a neighborhood near you, or perhaps already there, I present to you Peter Zimmer/ Jovan Collier, con man, stalker, and all-American citizen.

And all these inconsequential bits of info I keep forgetting to remind you of. Zimmer/Collier does know how to kill.

 

Thanks to Murdermedia, 20/20 and ID TV for this information.

13 comments

  • Just wanted to say, brilliant blog! If this info saves only 1 woman from this monster’s grasp, then it’s worthwhile. What you have here is a bonafide sociopath & they follow certain patterns down to a T & nope they cannot change without serious psychotherapy (which mostly doesn’t work because they seek to manipulate & outsmart the therapists). They are basically “people of the lie”, leading double lives; pathologically lying their way thru life, switching identities; porn & sex addicted ;dangerous ;fraudulent individuals …
    In relationships the pattern with them is always the same – idealise- devalue-destroy & discard. They go thru life conning & taking advantage of ppl’s good nature. They detect vulnerability in empathic ppl, like a shark can smell blood & the scariest part is that they have no or at best, very little conscience or sense of remorse for any of their wrongdoings. Vampiristic, narcissistic, empty vessels that look just like u or me. Look up sociopathy & pray that his latest unsuspecting victim, takes heed of these warnings & gets away unscathed.

    • I’ve been doing this over two years, and must say this is the best, most comprehensive comment I have ever received. I have put this as an update to my story, and will also include it in the comment section. I am also moving this update and story to the top of my stories.

      Sometimes women get into these relationships knowing the situation but ignoring it. They must say to themselves, “This can not be true.”

      I was as strong as I could be in what I said, but I do think what you said is stronger, and I hope women read what you said and take your advise, because there are cases beyond this one where danger is also imminent. It may only be domestic abuse or violence at this time, but your “Idealize, devalue, destroy, and discard” applies to so many cases I have written about. Those four words should be framed and put on the wall.

      I hope that some women heed your words, and live to tell about it. Some writers would be vain to the extent that it had to be their words that resulted in the saving of a life or more. I don’t care a rip about that, as long as something on this site saves someone or more than someone. Then this site would be worth the effort I put into it.

      Thanks again for your comment.

    • Thanks for your comment.

      As I’m sure you read in the comment section of this story, in July of last year he was dating someone whom the commenter named.

      If someone who knows this lady read it, perhaps they informed her of his prior life, and she left him as fast as she could.

      There have been women, and I have written about them, who stuck by a man even knowing the worst about him, and denying in their own minds he didn’t really do that, sometimes with very dire consequences.

      I rather doubt he voluntarily told anyone about his previous life.

    • Thanks for your comment.

      I have never met him, and don’t care to meet him.

      I hope that you are not telling me you have met him, and think he belongs in the Church Choir on Sunday.

      If we, me and the commenters, have not laid out the sadistic nature of this person, then all of us should give up writing.

      Some people will not believe a person is bad, and that all that has been written about him was all lies. They will defend that person until their death which might even come at the hands of that person.

      I’ve been writing murder stories for a long time, and can tell a psychopath without even having to think about it twice.

      If you know this man, or know of this man, please get as far away from him as possible.

      Before my son went into private practice, he was a deputy district attorney. He investigated over 200 deaths, many of them murders. We talked about them. Combine that with the murder stories I have written, and trust me on this one.

  • I met him in 2006 or 2007. I was working in Madeira Beach next to the construction site he was in charge of. Ladies be very careful! He was such a nice guy. Very charismatic, could talk to anyone. He’d come into our office once a week or so. I always thought I was a good judge of character but it just goes to show you never know. I last saw him in 2009 so that was probably when he was dating the teacher in Gulfport. Fast forward, watching 20/20 and heard how he really was. Floored!

    • Thanks for your comment.

      These guys don’t walk around with “Killer” written on the back of their shirts.

      They look ordinary with charisma.

      You can’t be faulted for not seeing it.

      Don’t know how many stories I’ve written when the killer looked ordinary.

      Take Stephanie’s advice. Be very careful, very very careful. Do not assume.

      I do not want to write about you in one of my stories.

      Sorry to be slow in posting this. My cancers have been acting up.

  • I worked with this man at Hyatt house in Houston April 2014. Did not know his past. I was poisoned on the job and wound up in icu during this time and no joke….. I thought it was him that did it. I found out later who he really is and it’s scary to say the least. I feel for any women who are mislead by this guy. The construction guy he lived with was the same guy who hired me. I don’t want yo say his name because he was freaked out.

    • I’m sure you did some detective work of your own to come to the conclusion of who you thought it was.

      Why am I not surprised?

      I do not think we have come to the end of this story. Just how big the tragedy will be may be the question.

  • Ive known Peter from when he was a young teenager. I wish best friends with his younger adopted brother. He was also stranger and misleading. Just reading all these articles gives me the chills. I remember the day they moved to Wisconsin. Wow