A very interesting case that I only heard about recently. Kimball was basically a career criminal, but he was mostly just a small-time crook and a con man. He was let out of prison to work as an FBI informant. He said he could help them bust a meth dealing ring. There apparently was no meth dealing ring, and one of the people he implicated was a woman, a girlfriend of a man he was locked up with. She started spending time with Kimball as soon as he got out, and it was not long before she vanished off the face of the Earth. The circumstances of her disappearance are wrapped in mystery, but her body was eventually recovered.
He then got involved with a woman whom he had met when he was in prison. He moved in with her and her daughter. Soon the daughter vanished off the face of the Earth. The same weekend, Kimball went on one of his mysterious camping trips in the mountains without warning. He soon married the mother and vowed to help find the daughter. He uncovered numerous fake clues and leads. Her body has never been found.
Not long afterwards, his own uncle came to live with the couple. Only three weeks later, he too vanished off the face of the Earth. His body was found much later. A suitcase full of thousands of dollars in cash he carried with him everywhere he went also went missing.
Some time later, a woman vanished from her home. She told her family she was going spelunking down in Mexico. Instead she wandered around the Western US for three weeks in the company of a man she called “Hannibal” who was controlling her. She was afraid of him. During her journeys, she wrote bad checks and rang up huge bills on her father’s credit card. She sent messages and letters to her friends while on the road, talking about Hannibal and how he was controlling her.
After 3 weeks, they ended up near Moab, Utah and at that point, she vanished. Her car was later found with most of her belongings in it. There was a single set of footprints leading away from the car to the tire tracks of a second vehicle, which seems to have left the area.
Kimball got away with his crimes for a long time. Eventually, some of the relatives of the victims starting noticing that other victims also had a mysterious connection to Scott Kimball. They got in touch with a private investigator who took it to the FBI, and then people started looking very hard at Scott Kimball. Quite a few years after Kimball committed his crimes in 2003-2004, Kimball was put on trial for the four deaths. They only went for 2nd degree because they did not have a lot of evidence, and when you have weak evidence, you always go for 2nd degree and not first degree.
He only confessed to killing the uncle but gave many mysterious and cryptic answers about the deaths of the young women, often claiming that they died of drug overdoses. Recently he wrote a 147-page letter in which he confessed to all four crimes and gave more information about the women’s murders. But he said that his wife (the mother of the stepdaughter he killed) helped him kill the girl. That made the ex-wife furious.
Kimball is a very bad man, but in this video, he does not look bad. He has more or less the same demeanor as Justin Smeja or Derek Randles, and I do not think that either of them are sociopaths. In other words, Kimball comes across as fairly normal.
Kimball was great at killing people and making bodies vanish. He even chopped off heads and hands to make the bodies that much harder to identify. He pretty much fooled everybody. He is an excellent picture of a pure classic sociopath.
The FBI is also investigating Kimball for 3 other homicides, including another gruesome death of a young girl.