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    Kimberly Sue Doss (16) - Davenport IA, 1982

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: September 27, 1982 from Davenport, Iowa
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: February 12, 1966
    Age: 16 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'2, 125 pounds

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Doss may be using the alias Kimberly Kathleen Gardner or simply the last name Gardner. She may also use the alternate birthdate of September 17, 1963. Doss has a gap between her upper front teeth.

    Details of Disappearance
    Doss was living in Houston, Texas at the time of her disappearance. She was reported missing on September 1, 1982. On September 27, she was seen at a Greyhound bus station in Davenport, Iowa. It is unclear where she was going; some believe she planned to return to Houston to visit her father. Her family never heard from her again.

    Thursday's Child, a charitable organization that assists homeless or at-risk teenagers, claims they made contact with Doss in 1984, two years after her disappearance. They say Doss was working as a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, going by the name Kimberly Gardner. She had straight, bleached blonde hair. She was working for a pimp named James Wiseman. The woman the Thursday's Child workers saw was approximately four inches taller than Doss was reported to be.

    Doss's mother did not believe the Hollywood woman was her daughter, so no investigative action was taken at that time. Several years passed before investigators decided Kimberly Gardner and Kimberly Doss were probably the same person. By that time, Gardner was no longer in Hollywood. She has never been seen from again and has not been definitively identified as Doss. Some agencies may list March 24, 1980 or January 1, 1984 as the date of Doss's disappearance, and the place of her disappearance as Los Angeles, California. Texas authorities are assisting with the investigation into her disappearance.


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