LeAnn's Super 8 receipt (Courtesy of Howard Emry)
During a two-week trip across the West, LeAnn Emry writes a cascade of bad checks, overdrawing her account by $4,000.
She bounces checks in Laramie, Wyo., Baker City, Ore., Vancouver, Wash., and Reno, Nev., leaving a paper trail that her father will piece together after her disappearance.
Investigators later place Kimball in some of the same spots at the same time, but he also goes to Seattle on FBI business.
At a pawnshop in Hermiston, Ore., Emry buys the .40-caliber Firestar handgun that will become her murder weapon.
She is back in Colorado by Jan. 27, when she checks into a Super 8 motel in Grand Junction.
She checks out two days later.
Scott Kimball and Lori McLeod get married in Las Vegas, in a “drive-through” wedding devoid of romance.
McLeod says she married Kimball because she saw him as the only link to her daughter, Kaysi, who had been missing for eight days.
The frantic mother thought her new husband might be involved in the disappearance, but she also knew he worked for the FBI in some capacity and hoped he might help find Kaysi.
Throughout their marriage, Kimball kept McLeod’s hope alive by fabricating signs that Kaysi had been at the house but wasn’t ready to talk to her mother.
He looped Kaysi’s necklace – the one she was wearing the day she went missing – around her bedroom doorknob one day. He took her makeup box out of the bedroom. And he asked their landlord to lie about having seen Kaysi driving nearby.