February 17th, 2003
After a final evening call to Jennifer Marcum, Scott Kimball’s cell phone goes inactive until Feb. 20. Kimball says later that he had gone to the mountains for several days and turned his cell phone off.
Phone records will reveal that Jennifer’s phone is inactive for the same three-day period of time.
After that, however, occasional calls will be made from Jennifer’s phone — to Kimball and others — before the service is disconnected.
Investigators believe Kimball was using Jennifer’s phone “for the purpose of misdirecting law enforcement in an attempt to make it appear as if she was still alive.”