Appeal denied for Toledo cold case killer

Mary Jane Zich / WNWO Newsfile

An Ohio Appeals Court has upheld the conviction of a Toledo man who murdered his wife in 1991.

Mary Jane Zich's homicide went unsolved for nearly 20 years until her husband was arrested in 2007.

Thomas Zich was found guilty in 2009 of strangling his wife and then stuffing her body in the trunk of her car, leaving the vehicle in East Toledo. The car along with her body were found three weeks later.

Investigators believe he killed her after she asked for a divorice.

Zich is currently serving a 15 years to life prison sentence.