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    Jan 2004
    The beautiful Willamette Valley/Oregon

    OR - Kimberly Forbes, 48, Hood River, 30 Oct 2004


    November 16, 2004

    Police hope to find clues in computer records

    Hood River, Ore. - Police are checking the computer records of a missing Hood River woman to see if her Internet use may have somehow led to her disappearance.
    Friends say 48-year-old Kim Forbes had been known to chat with people online, which is how she met her most recently known boyfriend a couple of years ago.

    Police say that relationship ended amicably and the boyfriend has a solid alibi for the weekend that Forbes disappeared.

    Forbes was last seen by her teenage daughter at their home in Hood River two weeks ago.

    According to those who know the woman, Forbes is very reliable and was in good spirits before her disappearance.

    Police are perplexed by the disappearance as well.

    "There isn't anything to indicate that it (her disappearance) is intentional," said Chief Deputy Dwayne Troxel with the Hood River Sheriff's Office. "It would have to be pretty elaborate - I mean, months of preparation. But there is no credit card activity and no checking account activity."

    Forbes' vehicle is also missing - a dark red 2000 Ford Explorer with Oregon license plate number XTB 679. The trailer hitch has a silhouette of a pig on it.

    As for Forbes, she is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has blue eyes with brown hair and some graying.

    Anyone who has information about Forbes or her vehicle is urged to call the Hood River County Sheriff's Office at (541) 386-2711.

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    Car of missing Hood River woman found in parking lot

    The Associated Press

    November 22, 2004

    THE DALLES -- Police have found the car of a Hood River woman missing since Halloween, but there still is no sign of Kimberly Forbes herself.

    Her red Ford Explorer was found Friday in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Gresham, the Hood River County sheriff's office said.

    Police said that it apparently had been there since early November but was discovered only when the restaurant's owner called a tow truck to have the vehicle removed.

    Forbes, 48, vanished Oct. 31 from her home near Hood River. The Columbia River Bank employee had been scheduled to have breakfast with a friend in Hood River, then leave for Portland on a shopping trip.

    Hood River Sheriff Joseph Wampler also said the vehicle appeared to have been broken into recently -- well after it was parked at the scene.

    "At this particular time, nothing stands out as to what has happened to Kim Forbes or where she may be," Wampler said.

    Police have been trying to determine whether Forbes' disappearance could be linked to her Internet use. Investigators think it is possible that Forbes made contact with someone via the Internet who is connected to her departure.

    Police say neither Forbes' cell phone or credit cards have been used since her disappearance.

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    Woman Vanishes, Still Missing After One Year

    Posted: 10/31/2005

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- A Hood River woman has been missing for a year, and her friends want to make sure that no one forgets.
    Kim Forbes spoke with her adult daughter Oct. 30. She said she planned to meet a friend for breakfast the next morning and then go shopping in Portland. She never arrived for breakfast.

    A few weeks later, police discovered Forbes' Ford Explorer was found in a vacant lot next to a Gresham, Ore., restaurant.

    A year later, friends say they're doing the best they can to cope with Forbes' disappearance.

    "We just keep busy and just go on, that's all we can do -- hope for the best and wish we had an answer," C. J. Woodard told KOIN News 6.

    Forbes is 5'9" tall, weighs 200 pounds and has blue eyes with brown hair and some graying. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hood River County Sheriff's Office at (541) 386-2711.


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    Bumping for Kimberly, still missing after 9 years.

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    PI: Kim Forbes cold case will be solved

    Kim Forbes has not been seen the evening since Oct. 30, 2004. The disappearance of the 48-year-old banker from Hood River was reported the morning of Nov. 1, and two weeks later her SUV was found in Gresham.

    Her case was as high profile as any, but she has still not been found. For her friends and co-workers, hope is harder to cling to after nine years.


    Detectives have three full boxes of evidence and files on the case. They won't confirm what they know or suspect -- and will only say what they have has so far has led them nowhere.


  7. #7
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    Apr 2010
    That's got to be hard for her family to take. Hopefully they (police & investigator) can come up with some new leads.

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