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Kimberly Ann Langwell

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  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: July 09, 1999
  • Location Last Seen: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

Description:

  • Date of Birth: February 14, 1965
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Race: White/Caucasian
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5' 3" - 5' 4" (63 - 64 inches)
  • Weight: 130 - 145 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Nickname/Alias: Kim, Kimberly Ann Clark
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar under chin. Reddish purple birthmark on her mid to lower back. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing & Jewelry: A white T-shirt, with "Cozumel" on the front and a diver on the back. Blue jeans. White tennis shoes. A silver-toned Seiko watch with glowing numbers, silver necklace with an "angel" pendant, silver hoop earrings, & a gold wedding band.
  • Identifiers: Unknown
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Langwell, an employee at the Mobil Oil refinery, was last seen in her hometown of Beaumont, Texas on July 9, 1999. She called her teenage daughter around 5:30 PM and told her that she was going to visit a friend and that she would be home in about an hour. She failed to return home and has never been heard from again.

After hours passed and Langwell hadn't returned home, her boyfriend began driving around the city looking for her. Around 10:30 PM, he discovered her silver 1994 Nissan Altima abandoned in the parking lot of the now-defunct Eckerd's Drug Store at a shopping center on Dowlen Road and Phelan Boulevard or Phelan Avenue. Langwell's purse and car keys were missing, but her cellular phone, cosmetics, and other personal items were inside the car. There was no other sign of her at the scene, nor was there evidence of a struggle inside or around the vehicle.

Langwell's family members believe that she departed from the pharmacy with someone she trusted. They say it would be highly uncharacteristic of her not to make contact with her daughter for so long, as they were very close. Her loved ones believe Langwell's ex-boyfriend was responsible for her disappearance; the individual had reportedly threatened her and frightened her badly.

Prior to her disappearance, Langwell had told her sister that she might disappear, and told her where to look for her remains, but to disbelieve it if she heard that she committed suicide. Foul play is suspected in Langwell's case. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Investigators:
  • Beaumont Police Department: (409) 880-3841; (409) 880-3830; (409) 880-3865
    Reference Case #: 99-08010; 1999-17661
  • Texas Department of Public Safety - Missing Persons Clearinghouse: (512) 424-5074; Helpline: (800) 346-3243
    Reference Case#: M9908010
NamUs Case Number: MP966
NCIC Case Number: Unavailable

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The program series dives into Langwell’s personal relationships, which included her ex-boyfriend Terry Rose, who owned a local wrecker service, and her current love interest, a man she worked with, Ken Weatherford.
Investigators from the Beaumont police department and the team from “Cold Justice” reviewed old files in the case and re-interviewed the two main men in her personal life.

Langwell had been separated from Rose for more than six months; however, according to the program series, she was asked to stop by his house to pick up some personal items on the night of her disappearance. She had plans to have dinner with her daughter and Weatherford later that evening.

Langwell never made it to her dinner plans with her daughter and new boyfriend, but her 1994 Nissan Altima was found in the Eckerds parking lot at Dowlen and Phelan Avenue in Beaumont. No one saw her enter the Eckerds store, and there was no evidence of a struggle inside or around the Nissan, according to early reporting from the Beaumont Enterprise.
 
June 10th 2024
'Further details will be disclosed as the investigation progresses.'
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Author: Scott Eslinger (12NewsNow) June 10, 2024
''Acting on new information, Beaumont Police, along with several assisting agencies, began searching the home Monday morning and say they hope to find evidence that help bring resolution to the 1999 case.
Police say they can not release specifics at this time but feel the search could provide "significant breakthroughs" in the case. Police say they will release more details as the case progresses.''
 
JUN 11, 2024
[...]

According to NBC 6, police said recent leads led detectives to focus on a property in the 1600 block of Lindbergh Drive in Beaumont. It’s part of a renewed effort to uncover evidence related to Langwell’s case, which has remained unresolved for over two decades.

[...]

Beaumont police said the investigation into Kimberly Langwell’s disappearance is ongoing and classified as a cold case. Over the years, they have pursued numerous leads and conducted searches at multiple sites in their quest for evidence.

The case details are reportedly being presented to a grand jury.
 
Arrest made.

June 13, 2024

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have arrested a man in connection to the 25-year-old cold case involving a Beaumont woman who disappeared in 1999.
Police arrested Terry Rose, 67, after executing a search warrant at his home which yielded evidence.

 
JUN 13, 2024
The renewed search for Kimberly Langwell is taking a new turn 25 years after her disappearance, with FBI agents and other law enforcement officers using equipment to dig up part of the driveway in front of the home where her one-time ex-boyfriend lives.

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The agency brought in cadaver dogs and specialized equipment, including a ground penetrating radar, to help with the search of several properties on Lindbergh Drive in Beaumont.

[...]

Investigators say today, the search yielded additional evidence linked to the 1999 missing persons case turned murder. Based on the additional evidence, an arrest warrant for the offense of murder was issued for Rose, of Beaumont. Rose was taken into custody at 6:15 p.m. tonight by the Beaumont Police Special Assignments Unit. He was brought to the police station and then driven to jail. He's held without bond until his arraignment Friday on the murder charge.
 
JUN 24, 2024
On Thursday, EquuSearch founder Tim Miller and the Beaumont Police Department searched for Kimberly after receiving new information.

Officials said the human remains were ultimately found in the area of interest.

"Although positive identification is to be confirmed, the family of Kimberly Langwell will finally have some answers and may be able to start a new grieving process as they bring their beloved Kimberly home. We ask you keep them in your continued prayers," the organizarion said in a social media post.
 
Jun 14, 2024 #localnews #kfdm #coldcase
A Probable Cause Affidavit filed with Magistrate Judge Marc DeRouen for the arrest of Terry Rose, 67, on a charge of murdering Kimberly Langwell, indicates Rose told an informant he killed Langwell inside his home on Lindbergh on July 9, 1999, the night she disappeared, and then buried her on his property.
 
JUN 14, updated JUN 15, 2024
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"I've known that since the day that she was gone, she's been there," she said. "So it's tough, it's tough to know where your mom is and there's nothing you can do. "

In April of 2024, a reliable informant told police that Langwell's ex-boyfriend, Terry Rose, 67, admitted that she was murdered inside his home the same day she went missing, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Rose also reportedly admitted to burying her on his property.

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The remains found on Rose's property are still being tested, so they haven't been officially identified. It is unknown how long the testing will take.
 
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On Friday his bond was set at $1 million by a Jefferson County Criminal Court Magistrate Marc DeRouen. If he makes bail he must wear a GPS monitor and not leave Jefferson County, DeRouen told 12News. Rose was arrested at 6:15 p.m., Thursday by the Beaumont Police Special Assignments Unit.

In April 2024 police talked to a "reliable informant" who told them that Langwell had been killed inside Rose's Lindbergh Dr. home on July 9, 1999, which is the same day she was last seen , according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. The informant also told police that Langwell had been buried on the property.

Police got a search warrant based on the information and began searching at the home on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Three days later, on June 13, police found human remains on the property, which they believe to belong to Langwell, according to the affidavit. The discovery was consistent with what the informant told police, the affidavit said.
 
JUN 18, 2024
The founder of Texas EquuSearch, Tim Miller, told KFDM they brought in ground-penetrating radar. They then honed in on a 3 foot by 5 foot area with no steel rebar under a bedroom floor.

"We knew it had been cut out," Miller said. "I thought, 'My God, it's the perfect size for a person to bury someone.' There's no reason the wire mesh and rebar would be cut out. City crews used concrete saws to cut into the floor, then we all began digging by hand, using shovels and spades. It was delicate work to avoid disturbing anything. We kept digging on each side of the cavity, to get lower."

Miller said they found human remains wrapped in a blanket shortly after 3 a.m. Friday. The remains were sent off for testing, but investigators believe they're Langwell's.
 
Wonder why this case has taken so long to garner interest?
Great question. I'm a fan of the Cold Justice program and I find myself thinking the same because most of the cases featured on the show I've never heard of before!
 
JUN 19, 2024
Despite a significant search effort by Texas EquuSearch in 2003, Kimberly remained missing for the next two decades.

New information recently led the Beaumont Police Department to re-engage Tim Miller, Founder and Executive Director of Texas EquuSearch. Miller requested assistance from Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. Upon arrival and an initial assessment, human remains were discovered within minutes at the noted location.

In a statement, Miller thanked the Beaumont Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their continued trust in Texas EquuSearch to assist in the recovery of Kimberly after 25 years.
 

6/18/24

"Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing something that rarely ever happens. This is an extraordinary case, 25-years cold case homicide, and the body was not found till yesterday — that's amazing," Police Chief James Singletary said.
 

Jun 14, 2024 #affidavit #Austin #caughtoncamera
A Probable Cause Affidavit filed with Magistrate Judge Marc DeRouen for the arrest of Terry Rose, 67, on a charge of murdering Kimberly Langwell, indicates Rose told an informant he killed Langwell inside his home on Lindbergh on July 9, 1999, the night she disappeared, and then buried her on his property.
 

6/18/24

BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont man has been indicted for murder in connection with the 1999 disappearance of a Beaumont woman.
Terry Rose, 67, of Beaumont, has been indicted for the murder of Kimberly Langwell, who disappeared in 1999.
Beaumont Police believe they found Langwell's remains buried at Rose's Beaumont home last week.

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In April 2024 police talked to a "reliable informant" who told them that Langwell had been killed inside Rose's Lindbergh Dr. home on July 9, 1999, which is the same day she was last seen , according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. The informant also told police that Langwell had been buried on the property.
Police got a search warrant based on the information and began searching at the home on Monday, June 10, 2024.
Three days later, on June 13, police found human remains on the property, which they believe to belong to Langwell, according to the affidavit. The discovery was consistent with what the informant told police, the affidavit said.
 

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