Left and Center: Kimberly circa, 1986
Right: Age Progressed to age 50
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 11, 1986
Missing From: Jay, Franklin County, Maine
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 21, 1969
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’7″ and 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, Kimberly has previously broken her arm and her ankle and she has a surgical scar on her back, her right ear is pierced 3 times on the right and 4 times on the left
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white short sleeved blouse, blue jeans, white high-top sneakers, Kimberly was wearing a mans ring that was engraved “Mike 87” and the name “Mike Staples”
NCMEC Number: 603370
Details of Disappearance
Kimberly was last seen in Jay, Maine on May 11th 1986. She was originally going to attend her high school Junior Prom that night but she canceled her plans after she and her boyfriend got into a fight. Instead, Kimberly went out with a female friend and they both met up with two 25 year old men. Kimberly was last seen by her sister after she stopped by her home at approximately 11:00 pm and told her that she would be back by 12:00 am. Kimberly was later observed getting into a late model White Pontiac Trans Am with one of the two men she met up with. They went to a teen drinking party. Kimberly was never seen or heard from again.
Investigators do not believe that Kimberly ran away from home. She left all of her personal belongings at home. The man that Kimberly was with, Brian Enman, told authorities that he dropped her off at approximately 3:45 am. He said that Kimberly was still upset by the fight she had with her boyfriend and asked to be dropped off at Jewell Street half a mile from home. She said she wanted to walk the remaining distance home.
Enman is considered a person of interest in Kimberly’s disappearance. Kimberly’s father does not believe his story of dropping Kimberly off to walk home by herself have us it was dark and cold and she feared the dark. He has maintained contact with Enman over the years to see if he could uncover the truth surrounding Kimberly’s disappearance. In 2015, authorities searched a property that belonged to Enman which was approximately 5 acres. They searched the land hoping to find evidence in relation to her case but the search turned up nothing. Enman has never been charged in connection to Kimberly’s case.
Investigators have stated they have named two suspects in Kimberly’s case but neither have been named to the public. They are primary suspects in the case. Kimberly has two sisters, one of them believes that Kimberly died accidentally on the night of her disappearance and those who she was with covered it up. Her father believes Kimberly likely died within hours of her disappearance. She was declared legally deceased in 1993, 7 years after she went missing.
Child killer, Lewis Lent, has been investigated for possible involvement in Moreau’s case. He was convicted of murdering Massachusetts child, Jimmy Bernardo, a 12 year old boy who was murdered in 1990 and was also charged with killing 12 year old Sara Wood who was abducted and killed in New York in 1993. Her body has never been recovered.
Investigators have attempted to see if Lent could be involved in other cases. He’s a suspect in the 1992 Massachusetts disappearance of 16 year old James Lusher who disappeared while riding his bike to his grandmothers home. Lent has since confessed to the crime and led investigators to a pond where he allegedly disposed of the body. James has not been found.
Lent is also considered a possible suspect in the 1985 New York disappearance of Karen Wilson, the 1986 New York disappearance of Tammie McCormick, and the 1990 possible abduction of Monique Santiago who disappeared from New York. Lent has not been ruled out in Kimberly’s disappearance.
At the time of her disappearance, Kimberly enjoyed to write poetry and she participated in two sports which were gymnastics and cheerleading. She was a student at Jay High School in 1986. She had wanted to become a model and became a contestant at the Miss Maine Beauty Pageant. She also enjoyed suntanning at the time.
Kimberly’s mother died of cancer 2 years after her daughters disappearance in 1988. Her father is still alive and still lives in the same home that he resided with Kimberly in during 1986. Some agencies give the place of her disappearance as Livermore Falls, Maine. The police agency from that area is assisting in the investigation into her disappearance.
Kimberly’s disappearance remains unsolved and foul play is suspected in her case which is classified as a non family abduction.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Maine State Police 207-743-8282