Kimberly Sue Doss

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Left and Center: Kimberly, circa 1982;
Right: Age-progression at age 47 (circa 2013)

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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: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kimberly may be using the alias Kimberly Kathleen Gardner. She may also use the alternate birthdate of September 17, 1963. Kimberly has a gap between her upper front teeth.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kimberly was living in Houston, Texas at the time of her disappearance. On September 27, she was seen at a Greyhound bus station in Davenport, Iowa. She'd taken the bus from Houston to Davenport to visit her father, but she never arrived at her father's house. 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 Kimberly in 1984, two years after her disappearance. They stated Kimberly was working as a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, under a pimp named James Wiseman. She had straight, bleached blonde hair and was using the name Kimberly Gardner.

    The woman the Thursday's Child workers saw was approximately four inches taller than Kimberly was reported to be, however. Kimberly'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 Kimberly.

    Some agencies may list March 24, 1980 or January 1, 1984 as the date of Kimberly'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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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Davenport Police Department
    319-326-7778

    OR
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    California Attorney General's Office
    Thursday's Child for At-Risk Teens
    Quad Cities Online
    WHBF-TV

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 1, 2013; age-progression updated.

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