Helen in 1964
Helen in 2003
|Portrayed by|| Lisa Long (1964) |
Barbara Tarbuck (2003)
|Episode||A Time to Hate|
Helen Holtz was the mother of Daniel Holtz, a college student murdered in 1964. After detectives uncovered evidence that Daniel was gay, she and her husband Howard Holtz quietly followed the detectives' urging to drop the matter.
Some years later, in 2003, having fallen gravely ill, Helen returned to Philadelphia to ask the Homicide squad to reopen her son's case. This eventually led to the arrest of Timmy O'Brien and two other assailants and to Helen meeting, Henry Phillips, the young man her son had been in love with.