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08-13-2010, 12:36 PM #1
FL - Kimberly Mimmovich, 37, Deerfield Beach, 9 Dec 2001 *D. Kaseta guilty*
Kimberly Mimmovich has been missing from her Lake Wales residence since the early morning hours of December 9, 2001.
According to Mimmovich’s boyfriend, Dion Kaseta, shortly after midnight on December 9, he and Kimberly decided to visit his sister in Deerfield Beach, Florida. They arrived in the early morning. Kimberly asked to be let off at the beach so that she could walk the beach alone. She has not been seen or heard from since.
15 hrs ago
Kimberly Mimmovich loved karaoke.
It was one of her favorite things to do.
Now, almost a decade later, her boyfriend, Dion Kaseta, is charged with her murder...
Dion told investigators that he and Kim got into an argument while at Deerfield Beach and that she told him to let her out of the car so she could watch the sunrise alone.
No one ever saw her again.
...Dion claimed that he then went to his sister's home nearby for breakfast and went fishing alone after his brother-in-law hurt his ankle.
His family claims he never reported Kim missing until 12 hours later...
The Sheriff is asking the public to come forward if they know anything about Kim's disappearance and the location of her body.
08-25-2010, 11:20 PM #2
By Jeremy Maready
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:36 p.m.
Sheriff's investigators are digging in a vacant lot northeast of Lake Wales today, searching for clues in an 8-year-old cold case.
Detectives recently arrested the boyfriend of a Lake Wales woman missing since Dec. 8, 2001, and today they began digging in a lot on Chuck Wagon Way near where Kimberly Mimmovich, 37, lived.
The search came after a tip from a man who said his memory was stirred when he saw this month's news coverage of the Mimmovich case, said Donna Wood, Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
Steve Bodway Sr. said that 3 1/2 to four years ago he and his son, Steve Jr., were clearing a lot on Chuck Wagon Way for the property's owner when they dug into a buried car.
They were looking for a place to dig a hole in which to bury brush, so they simply covered the car back up and dug in a different spot, he said, and they didn't think much of it.
08-28-2010, 06:51 PM #3
Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:06 AM EDT
Nothing found in cold case dig
A tip that resulted in a extensive dig produced only an automotive engine block and little else, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Homicide detectives excavated for two days in an effort to find a car said to have been buried in the neighborhood where Kimberly Mimmovich once lived. The Polk County woman has been missing for nine years.
08-30-2010, 11:29 PM #4
Last Modified: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 4:04 p.m.
Defendant in 8-Year-Old Polk Murder Case Released on $500,000 Bail
Dion Kaseta, charged in an 8-year-old Polk County murder case, was released today after posting a $500,000 bond obtained through an Orlando bondsman, according to Polk County Jail records.Kaseta, 50, was indicted by a grand jury Aug. 11 for second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Kimberly Mimmovich.
12-01-2011, 10:57 AM #5
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Guilty Verdict for Dion Kaseta in Missing Lake Wales Woman Case, Last Seen in 2001
Jurors found Dion Kaseta guilty Monday in the death of a Lake Wales woman whose body has never been found.
Kaseta, 52, was found guilty of manslaughter in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Kimberly Mimmovich, who was 37 when she was last seen in 2001.
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