Remembering Kim

By: Allison Rhea Email
By: Allison Rhea Email

Kimberly Jones was only 25-years old when she went missing from her Pinewood Village apartment.

She left that February morning and was never seen again.

"She's a daughter, a mother, a granddaughter, a niece, a sister," says Maddie Barker, Kim's Aunt.

Kim meant the world to so many.

They say there's proof in numbers and the dozens of people at her vigil Thursday night could speak to that.

Kim's Aunt, Maddie Barker, wasn't surprised at the turnout.

"Those people came here because they love Kim or they love someone that loves Kim. They're all here in unity to help us," says Barker.

And that's all Kim's family and friends are asking for.

Leads, at this point, are few and far between.

"Well, basically, we're still where we were the day she disappeared. We've received some tips throughout these two years that she's been gone, we followed up on those and basically they've lead us to a dead end," says Detective Decker Moody, Parkersburg Police Department.

Lead Detective on the case, Decker Moody, comes to Kim's vigil each year to offer his support, but it never gets easier for him or her family.

Some would give up when so many questions have gone unanswered, but try telling that to Kim's family and friends.

"We're never giving up. So, yes, this has been two years, I don't want it to be another anniversary of the missing day," says Barker.

Police aren't giving up on the case either.

Kim's case file is never too far from Detective Moody.

"It sits on the corner of my desk where I see it everyday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Kimberly and where she's at," says Detective Moody.

"If there's anybody that knows anything or has seen anything, if you could just help us. That's why we're here, to let people know that she's not forgotten," says Barker.

No matter where she is, Kim's memory lives on in the minds and hearts of so many right here in Parkersburg.

Kim's grandfather announced he's offering a $25,000 reward for any information that could potentially lead to a break in the case.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Kimberly Jones, contact your local authorities.


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