Kimball's rental property in Adams County. (Lafayette police)
The FBI pays Scott Kimball $2,000 in relocation expenses so he can move from his Lakewood condo to a home in rural Adams County, at 14701 Huron St.
Kimball moves into the new property with his girlfriend, Lori McLeod, and her daughter, Kaysi.
Three weeks later, the FBI pays Kimball another $500 to cover expenses at his new house.
The trailer that Scott Kimball stole from his former fellow FCI-Englewood inmate John Alderman burns to the ground on Kimball’s Adams County property.
It was the same trailer that Kimball picked Kaysi McLeod up on the day she disappeared, according to her boyfriend.
Emergency officials deem the trailer fire accidental, but years later a witness — one of Kimball’s business associates — tells police Kimball intentionally burned it to destroy any evidence that Kaysi might have been in it and also to collect insurance money.
Kimball's Adams County rental property, where his 10-year-old son was hurt. (Paul Aiken/Camera)
Scott Kimball’s 10-year-old son is severely injured when a 200-pound metal grate falls on him while playing on Kimball’s rural Adams County property.
Rather than waiting for paramedics, Kimball rushes his son to Louisville’s Avista Adventist hospital, but the boy falls from the Jeep en route, Kimball tells doctors.
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Terry Kimball with his dogs Badger, Dutch and Matilda in 1997. Dutch and Matilda, left, accompanied “Uncle Terry” on his trip to Colorado. (Courtesy of Karen Johnson)
Upon hearing that his nephew Scott Kimball’s eldest son has been critically injured, Terry Kimball, 60, comes to Colorado to visit.
He ends up staying to work with Scott Kimball’s beef business, Faith Farms, and moves into his nephew’s Adams County home.
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Terry Kimball at Montana's Lake Como, 1996. (Courtesy of Karen Johnson)
Someone begins kiting checks on Terry Kimball’s account.
The activity continues through Nov. 18, 2004, and totals $23,083 in the end.
Terry Kimball’s bank, MBNA America, filed a suspicious activity report with the FBI’s Denver office, but it’s unclear when the report was made or whether the bureau did anything about it.
Scott Kimball was not charged in the theft, but a teller identified him as the person who presented the last check on Nov. 18, according to police records.
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“Uncle Terry” Kimball goes missing a few weeks after moving in with his nephew, Scott Kimball.
Scott Kimball’s wife, Lori McLeod, recalls coming home one day in late August or early September to find her couch sitting outside, drenched in what looked like vomit.
Scott Kimball says one of the dogs threw up on the couch, but McLeod suspects “Uncle Terry” and asks where he is.
Scott Kimball claims his uncle won the Ohio lottery and cruised down to Mexico with a stripper named Ginger.
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Terry Kimball at Christmas dinner in 2000. (Courtesy of Karen Johnson)
By Labor Day, Terry Kimball’s wife, Karen Johnson, hasn’t seen her husband for six weeks.
Knowing that he’s taken off on his own before, she begins to suspect he’s run off with another woman.
Johnson calls Scott Kimball’s house and hears the story that “Uncle Terry” won the lottery and left the country.
She tries to corroborate the story, but eventually files for divorce.
No one reports Terry Kimball missing.
Lori McLeod (Mark Leffingwell/Camera)
Adams County authorities arrest Lori McLeod on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence after her husband, Scott Kimball, claims she threw a vacuum cleaner at him and threatened to kill him.
Kimball gets a restraining order against her.
McLeod says he lied about the incident.
Read Lori McLeod’s arrest report (PDF).
Lori McLeod is arrested in Adams County for violating a restraining order that her husband, Scott Kimball, got against her after claiming she hit him with a vacuum cleaner.
McLeod says Kimball lied about the attack and wanted her in jail so he could bring his new girlfriend, Melissa Anderson, over to the house.
Read Lori McLeod’s arrest report (PDF).
Scott Kimball rented this Lafayette house, at 12632 Flagg Drive, in the fall of 2005. (Cliff Grassmick / Camera)
Scott Kimball moves from the Adams County home he shared with Lori McLeod to a small rental at 12632 Flagg Drive in Lafayette.
His landlord, Wendy Phillips, said Kimball was “adorable” and a “perfect tenant,” until his rent checks started to bounce.
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Equipment reported stolen along with the trailer. (Courtesy Lafayette police)
Lafayette police detective Gary Thatcher finds the trailer reported stolen by Scott Kimball the previous December hidden at Kimball’s former Adams County home.
Kimball had already collected $10,000 in insurance claims.
Kaysi McLeod, 2001. (Courtesy of Rob McLeod)
Dale Stewart, Scott Kimball’s former Adams County landlord, admits to investigators that he lied when he told Lori McLeod he had seen her daughter driving around the property after she disappeared in August 2003.
Stewart said Kimball asked him to lie.
The vacant Adams County home where Kimball once lived. (Paul Aiken / Camera)
In a search of Scott Kimball’s former Adams County home, at 14701 Huron St., investigators find bloodstains in the living-room carpet, carpet pad and floorboards. They cut out samples and sent them to the FBI lab for analysis.
Terry Kimball. (Courtesy photo)
Bloodstains found the previous summer in the carpet of Scott Kimball’s former Adams County homes test positive as a match for his “Uncle Terry,” based on a DNA sample from Terry Kimball’s daughter.
Kimball's DOC mugshot
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver upholds Scott Kimball’s 70-month prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Kimball had challenged the June 11, 2009, sentence, claiming that his ownership of a rifle was legal under the “sporting exception” in federal law because he used the weapon to ward off coyotes targeting his cattle on his Adams County property.
But the appeals court found that Kimball had lied during his testimony at the sentencing hearing and that the evidence indicated he wasn’t using the rifle solely for sporting purposes.