10 years later, murder of Appleton bank worker remains unsolved

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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – It has been 10 years since bank employee Connie Boelter was found dead in her Appleton home. The crime that shocked the community remains unsolved.

On Nov. 15, 2006, Boelter was found dead after failing to show up for work. She had been hit in the head.

No arrests have been made in the case, but police have confirmed reports that Boelter’s former boss is a “person of interest.”james-olson

James K. Olson is the founder and former president of Wolf River Community Bank that employed Boelter as a loan processor at the time of her death. The Appleton Post-Crescent obtained documents indicating that Olson misused his position at the bank, was deeply in debt, and that Boelter likely knew he was doing something illegal before she was murdered.

Appleton Police continue to seek information on a four door, 1996 Ford Taurus that was “seen repeatedly” in the area of Connie Boelter’s north side home in the time leading up to her murder.

The car, which is green in color, was issued a ticket when parked on 1st Street, between Racine Street and Milwaukee Street in Menasha.

Police wouldn’t publicly identify the owner of the vehicle that was ticketed, but Action 2 News obtained a copy of the parking citation.  It identifies James K. Olson as the owner of the car.

Police looking for 1996 Ford Taurus, similar to vehicle pictured.
Police looking for 1996 Ford Taurus, similar to vehicle pictured.

According to Sgt. Dave Lund with the Appleton Police Department, “Maybe someone that lives up in that area where Connie Boelter was murdered recalls seeing it parked on the street, parked in a driveway, recalls seeing someone driving that vehicle or someone driving it and having a passenger in the vehicle.”

If you have any information on the murder of Connie Boelter or the vehicle in question, call police at (920) 832-5953. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, text 274-637 with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of the message.

Action 2 News will be speaking with the Boelter family Tuesday and have complete coverage tonight.