Facebook removes convicted murderer Shanna Golyar’s fake profile — another remains

The disappearance of Cari Farver in 2012 puzzled investigators, but the murder trial that followed stunned the community, KMTV Channel 3 reported Wednesday, July 17.

In 2017, Shanna Golyar was sentenced to life in prison for killing Cari Farver; the two women dated the same man, and Golyar created fake Facebook profiles and used a web of social media lies to pretend Farver was still alive.

Anthony Kava, a digital forensic administrator with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, has spent the last two years making repeated requests to Facebook to remove two profiles used to stalk people and commit the murder. The profiles were used as evidence in the trial.  


Facebook recently removed 3 billion fake accounts in a 6-month period, and though they previously removed all the fake “Cari Farver” profiles Golyar created, they continually denied Kava’s requests to remove the last two. The profiles were of a “woman” trying to befriend Farver, and a “man” trying to start a relationship.

3 News Now contacted Facebook, and though the social media giant deleted the male profile, they refused to delete the female profile, stating it did not violate the company’s authenticity policy.

“For me it’s a reminder to the victim’s family something that’s still out there; it’s something that other people can go look at,” Kava explained. “It’s a remnant of the crime that took place and a reminder and I would just love to see it gone from the internet.”

Golyar is currently serving her life sentence at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Neb.

A scholarship has been set up in Cari Farver’s name at Iowa Western Community College that helps a student studying technology because she worked in the technology field. For more information on how to donate visit the Cari Farver Memorial Scholarship Fund.

We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

Listed below are upcoming cold case anniversaries and, where noted, birthdays the victims would have celebrated.

Virgil Untied Virgil P. Untied
Town Marshal

33 YOA
Minburn, IA
DOD: July 27, 1931
Crime: July 23, 1931
Anthony Posley Anthony Posley
22 YOA
1600 Blk Sixth Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
July 23, 2006
Christy Connor Christy J. Connor
19 YOA
215 E Central Park Ave
Davenport, IA
Case # 2005-24862
July 24, 2005
Dennis Strable Dennis Dean Strable
59 YOA
45th St. & Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, Iowa
Polk County
July 24, 2016
paul-brule-younger-165px Paul M. Brule
30 YOA
2218 Sixth Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
July 25, 1998
Arthur Rascon Arthur Rascon
Age at Report: 72
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
July 25, 2005
Nels Louvring Nels P. Louvring
51 YOA
315 Water Street
Fayette, IA
Fayette County
July 29, 1933
Geralyn Kean Geralyn Jean Kean
17 YOA
446 SE Hart
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1975-26584
July 29, 1975
cartha-pearson-165px Cartha “Jack” Pearson
26 YOA
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
July 29, 1993

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