Kimberly Ann Stewart

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Left: Kimberly, circa 1972 (age sixteen);
Center and Right: Kimberly, circa 1977

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 24, 1977 from Sheridan, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 22, 1956
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, green eyes. Kimberly's maiden name is Morgan. Her nickname is Kimmie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Green Ditto pants, a pink shirt, blue sneakers with white stripes, and a leather necklace with beads spelling "Kim."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kimberly married her high school boyfriend, Steven Michael Stewart, in 1971, when she was 15 years old. He was a freshman at the University of Oregon at the time. They had a volatile relationship and separated frequently. Kimberly filed for divorce in 1974, then recanted. She filed again on April 13, 1977.

    Kimberly left their two daughters in the care of a friend on May 23, 1977 and met Steven at a pizza parlor in Wheatland, California to collect money. Other customers at the restaurant told authorities that the couple was seen arguing inside, then departed shortly thereafter. Steven told investigators that he and Kimberly left the eatery in separate vehicles. He stated that one of his family members saw Kimberly's car, a gray 1975 Chevrolet Vega hatchback, parked on Highway 65 hours later, approximately two miles from her hometown of Sheridan. Steven's relative claimed that he saw an unidentified vehicle near her car that evening. Kimberly had not retrieved their children from her friend's home and she has never been seen again.

    Steven stated that he and his brother located Kimberly's car on the highway; the keys were still in the ignition and her checkbook was inside the vehicle. There was no trace of Kimberly, and Steven and his brother theorized she left voluntarily with another individual. Investigators believe that Kimberly may have met with foul play, as her family maintained it was uncharacteristic of her to abandon her daughters. She resided at Camp Far West in Sheridan, California at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Placer County Sheriff's Department
    530-889-7800

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    Source Information
    Placer County Sheriff's Department
    California Attorney General's Office
    Placer County Sheriff's Department
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2010; picture added, distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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