Left: Kimberly circa, 1987
Right: Age Progressed to age 35
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 3, 1987
Missing From: Orangeburg, Dorchester County, South Carolina
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: October 30, 1984
Age: 2 years old
Height and Weight: 3’4″ and 25 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Female, Black hair, Brown eyes
NCMEC Number: 601761
Details of Disappearance
Kimberly Boyd was last seen in Orangeburg, South Carolina on April 3rd 1987 With her mother, Sarah W. Boyd, and her mother’s friend, Linda McCord. The trio attended a a gospel concert in Waltersboro, South Carolina that evening. They vanished while driving through the area of Dorchester County towards their residences. They have never been seen since.
A witness reported that they saw the car traveling between 30 and 45 MPH around route 15 around the time of their disappearances. Another car was allegedly behind the vehicle but the witness could not remember the vehicles description or the occupants of it.
At midnight, Philip J. Boyd, Sarah’s husband and Kimberly’s father, returned home from work. He was initially not concerned when he noted that Sarah and Kimberly were not at the home and naturally assumed they were with other relatives or with McCord.
Philip filed a police report when Kimberly and Sarah hadn’t returned by 6:00 am the next day. The vehicle that the women and Kimberly were driving in was found 2 days after they vanished on April 5th 1987. The car was found in Dorchester County near the intersection of Highway 15 and 176. It was reportedly found by McCords husband. A freeze plug had blown out and the engine had overheated.
No trace of the missing females were located at the scene where the car was found and they have never been seen or heard from again. Authorities believe that the three met with foul play.
3 years after their disappearances, Sarah’s credit card was allegedly used in a local shopping mall. Authorities analyzed the signature of the person using the card and the writing was barely legible and did not match Sarah’s handwriting. Whoever used the credit card has not been identified.
The Boyds as well as McCord remain missing. Authorities suspect that foul play was involved in the cases. Kimberly is listed as a non family abduction.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Dorchester County Sheriffs Office 843-873-5111
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children