Kimberly Rachelle Norwood

Left and Center: Kimberly circa, 1989

Right: Age Progressed to age 40

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 20, 1989

Missing From: Hallsville, Harrison County, Texas

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: October 12, 1976

Age: 12 years old

Height and Weight: 5’5″ and 95 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Kimberly has a scar with a length of 2 inches on her abdomen from kidney surgery, her ears are both pierced and she was known to be right handed, she might use the nicknames “Kim” or “Kimboo”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt with a teddy bear design or Milk Duds images and red/black cows imported on the shirt, dark blue/black button fly jeans, white socks, black Keds sneakers, Kimberly was known to be wearing a black hair bow as well as a Swatch watch and some rings; one of these rings was gold ring with an aquamarine stone

NCMEC Number: 603384

Details of Disappearance

Kimberly Norwood was last seen in Hallsville, Texas on May 20th 1989. She was waking with three friends in the Caney Creek Estates subdivision at approximately 5:15 pm. The four children then went their separate ways and at this point, Kimberly was less than one mile away from her home at the time. She never made it back home and has never been seen or heard from since.

Although Kimberly did have an argument with her mother over the phone with her mother before she vanished, investigators do not believe she left on her own accord. The argument occurred because Kimberly wanted to have a friend stay the night at her home but her mom said no because she and her father were both tired and did not want it occurring.

Both of Kimberly’s parents, Janice and Bobby Norwood, believe she was abducted by someone who lived in the area. They theorize that it’s unlikely someone non native to the area had taken her because the area she lived in at the time was densely wooded and rural and it would be easy for a person to get lost.

The house which Kimberly shared with her family was torn down and her parents now live in a house close by. She was a good student and was within two weeks of graduating Hallsville Middle School. She was too enter Hallsville Junior High School in the fall of 1989.

At the time of her disappearance, she enjoyed horseback riding and spending time with her friends and sister. Her disappearance remains unsolved and is considered a non family abduction.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Harrison County Sheriffs Office 903-935-4888

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network


Metro The Times 08/02/1990