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Hallsville, Texas: Four went on a walk and one never returned in 1989

Updated: Apr 18


Kimberly Rachelle Norwood was last seen at approximately 5:15 p.m. in her hometown of Hallsville, Texas on May 20, 1989. She was walking with three friends in the Caney Creek Estates subdivision at the time.


The four children went their separate ways less than one mile from Kimberly's family's house. She never arrived home and has never been heard from again.


Less than an hour before her disappearance, Kimberly had an argument with her mother over the telephone because her mother refused to let her spend the night at a friend's home. She is not believed to have run away from home, however; her parents think she was abducted.


They theorize that the kidnapper(s) lived nearby, because the subdivision where she vanished is rural and densely wooded and a person unfamiliar with the area could become lost easily.


The home where Kimberly resided at the time of her disappearance has since been torn down, but her parents live in another house close by.


She was within two weeks of graduating Hallsville Middle School at the time she went missing, and was due to enter Hallsville Junior High School in the fall. She was a good student who had tested into accelerated learning classes.


Kimberly's hobbies in 1989 included horseback riding and spending time with her friends and her sister. Her case remains unsolved and is classified as a non-family abduction.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Office 903-935-4888. You call will remain confidential.


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