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    CA - Khymbrly Scruggs, 23, Sacramento, 12 Jan 1980

    Khymbrly Scruggs
    Missing since January 12, 1980 from Sacramento, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: August 13, 1960
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 115 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Glass cut on right shin
    Clothing: Burgundy wool coat with camel stripes.
    Dentals: Not available. Chipped front tooth.
    AKA: Khym Scruggs; Kim Scruggs; Kimberly

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Khymbrly was last seen on January 12, 1984 in Sacramento, CA. She was last seen in her apartment, her purse and identification were left behind. Foul Play is suspected.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (916)874-5057.

    Agency Case Number: 80-3830
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
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    Doenetwork Case File 2101DFCA

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    http://doenetwork.org/cases/2101dfca.html
    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 05:31 AM. Reason: update link.

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    My Charley Project page contains a lot more info
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...khymbrly.html:

    Scruggs was last seen at her apartment near Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue in Sacramento, California on January 12, 1984. She has never been heard from again. She left behind her identification and her purse. Foul play is suspected in her case; authorities believe a neighbor murdered her and concealed her body. The suspect had cuts and scratches on his body after Scruggs's disappearance, and eluded the police for three months before he was picked up and interrogated for twelve hours. He denied involvement in Scruggs's disappearance and was eventually sent to prison for an unrelated rape. He was paroled in 1989 has never been charged in Scruggs's case.

    Scruggs was a student at California State University at Sacramento in 1984; she studied political science and international affairs and had a job as a sales clerk at Weinstocks. Her case remains unsolved.


    She looks like a lovely, all-American girl. I'm surprised her case didn't get more media attention.

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    I think about Khymbrly often.

    Khymbrly Scruggs was 19 when she went missing between 7am and 11am January 12, (I believe it was 1980). Earlier that same morning, my friend and I hitched a ride from a man at 6am (met him the night before at another friend's house). As he dropped us off, he invited us to his apartment (said he was bored) but we declined. He left, saying he was going home. Khymbrly was his neighbor. The man was later seen with scratches on his face. He did not have scratches when we were with him. He went into hiding in the mountains for a few months. His car was found in Sacramento so he must have hitched a ride. He was found and questioned but later released (no body, although I heard there was blood in his apartment). He was later imprisoned for an unrelated rape but has since been paroled. I gave a statement to police then and again several years later. I think about Khymbrly often. Where is she?

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    Contact the case officer...

    Quote Originally Posted by whereisshe
    Khymbrly Scruggs was 19 when she went missing between 7am and 11am January 12, (I believe it was 1980). Earlier that same morning, my friend and I hitched a ride from a man at 6am (met him the night before at another friend's house). As he dropped us off, he invited us to his apartment (said he was bored) but we declined. He left, saying he was going home. Khymbrly was his neighbor. The man was later seen with scratches on his face. He did not have scratches when we were with him. He went into hiding in the mountains for a few months. His car was found in Sacramento so he must have hitched a ride. He was found and questioned but later released (no body, although I heard there was blood in his apartment). He was later imprisoned for an unrelated rape but has since been paroled. I gave a statement to police then and again several years later. I think about Khymbrly often. Where is she?
    You should contact the current investigator assigned to this case and tell him what you know. Case officers change every few years, and each takes a fresh look with a different perspective. There might also be other information available to them about this suspect, which they did not have at the time of the initial investigation.

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    Khymbrly is in my heart.

    I'm willing to do whatever it takes. Are there websites where I might find information on paroled sex offenders (without a membership fee)? I know his name and remember what he looked like then. I often wonder ... if my friend and I had accepted his invitation, would he have harmed us or would he have been satisfied with having company and not harmed anyone, at least not that day? I didn't know Khymbrly but she has been in my heart for 27 years.

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    Howe and Fair Oaks is very near the river... very easy to dispose of a body...

    I've lived in Sacramento for most of my life and I am sad to say that I have never hear of Khymbrly.

    Here is Megans Law website for CA: http://meganslaw.ca.gov/

    “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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    I'm sick o' the bad guys!

    Thank you, MagicRose. I searched Megan's Law but found nothing on this man. I hadn't considered the American River. I do a lot of rafting there. Homeless people set up camp there, although not so much years ago. This man was a survivalist and was discovered hiding in the mountains somewhere in Northern California. It has been over 25 years since Khymbrly went missing but we must never give up when something like this occurs. I'm sick o' the bad guys!

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    can you PM me his name?

    I'd like to know more about this case. I can't find much info about her. I know that area well and am suprised I haven't heard about this case before.

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    whereisshe's response:

    Regarding Khymbrly Scruggs
    Hi Mooner. The suspect in this case is Gerald Orr. I am almost positive I have the correct last name but you might try Ott as well. His picture and name were in The Sacramento Bee (could have been The Sacramento Union) after Khymbrly went missing. He wore a blue uniform with the name "Gerry" on a white patch. He was around 30 years old in 1980, a big man, 6'2" with brown hair and a mustache. He had an 1-inch scar on his forehead (he told me a guy hit him with a crowbar for flirting with his girlfriend). I was close enough to him to discuss this scar. That's how I know he did NOT have scratches on his face at the time he dropped off my friend and I. He was later seen with scratches. Feel free to PM me or post in the public forum. Hope this helps.

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    there are a few Gerald Orr's that lived in the Sacramento area. Do you remember which apts he lived?

    Khymbrly went missing in 1984. You saw him in 1980 with scratches or could you have the year wrong?

    I couldn't find him on the Megan's Law website either.


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    The year she went missing...

    Where can we find 'proof' of the date? I remember Khymbrly being 19 when she went missing. If she was born August 13, 1960, that would make the date sometime before August 13, 1980. It was pouring down rain the night before so it was during Sacramento's rainy season (January?). I gave a statement to police from my mother's home, a home she no longer lived in after 1981. In 1984 I was pregnant but was not pregnant when I met this man. A co-worker of his saw scratches on his face on Monday, a day or two after Khymbrly disappeared. I either read this in the newspaper or heard it from the detective on the case at that time, Det. Stan Reed. I am certain the year was NOT 1984 but do not remember the exact date. The apartments are located on the northeast corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue. I will look up the name and post it later. Can we find the newspaper article archive online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily View Post

    She looks like a lovely, all-American girl. I'm surprised her case didn't get more media attention.
    Back in the early 80s, they had a different way of investigating missing persons. They didn't do the all-out media blitz that they do now. Its unfortunate too. Many cases could have been solved.

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    If this did occur in 1980, then there may be a connection to the Alma Root case. Alma was last seen in Sacramento on January 1, 1980 in the Rio Linda area of Sacramento. And Alma was known to frequently hitch-hike.
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    She disappeared in 1984. I don't know why Doe says 1980. http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=4260331100229

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    Anniversary of Khymbrly Scruggs' disappearance...

    Today marks the anniversary of Khymbrly's disappearance. Has anyone heard anything lately with regard to any resolution?

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