Feds are investigating a man held in Jeffco in connection with 2003-04 disappearances.
By Carlos Illescas and Jace Larson The Denver Post/9News
Article Last Updated: 05/16/2008 07:02:28 PM MDT
A man is in custody in Jefferson County who federal authorities believe is connected to the disappearance of at least four people.
Scott Lee Kimball: According to a search warrant, information about three of four missing people plus images of rape were found on Kimball's computer.
Scott Lee Kimball, 41, is in jail on unrelated charges as authorities investigate his link to the disappearances of Jennifer Marcum, Kaysi McLeod, Terry Kimball — Scott's uncle — and Leann Emry of Aurora.
Information from a search warrant issued for Kimball's laptop computer in 2007 showed that information about three of the four was in his computer, according to court documents obtained by 9News.
Also found on his computer were images of bondage, sex acts and rape as well as photos of four other unidentified women, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Marcum, a dancer at a Glendale strip club, disappeared Feb. 17, 2003. Her car was found abandoned at a remote parking lot at Denver International Airport.
Jennifer Marcum disappeared in 2003.
The documents say that Kimball's and Marcum's cellphones both went three days without any calls around the time she disappeared.
In June 2003, Kimball told authorities that a drug dealer had killed Marcum. He said that a friend of a former cellmate had shown him a photograph of Marcum with her hands and legs bound and her mouth taped shut, according to an affidavit. Kimball said that in the photo Marcum was lying in a fetal position on the floor with her eyes closed.
Kaysi McLeod was reported missing in August 2003. She was 19 at the time and was never seen after Kimball was supposed to pick her up from a Thornton hotel. Kimball married Kaysi's mother, Lori, later that year.
Rob McLeod, Kaysi's father, told 9News: "I believe Scott Kimball killed my daughter."
Terry Kimball, 60, disappeared in late 2004, shortly after he arrived in town and began to stay with Scott Kimball.
Scott Kimball told people that his uncle won the Ohio state lottery, then went to Mexico with a woman.
Emry, 24, disappeared somewhere between Moab and Washington state in 2003. In January 2003 she told her father, Howard,
Jennifer Marcum disappeared in 2003. that she was planning a camping trip. Her car was found in Moab.
James Davis, FBI special agent in charge of the Denver office, told 9News that the FBI was trying to gather information about the four other women, concerned that they, too, are victims.
"I think that's entirely possible," Davis said. "We don't know what we don't know."
Scott Lee Kimball may be connected to the disappearances of these four unidentified women. If you have any information, call the FBI at 303-629-7171.