YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 003652-05K-2017
Case Description: Kimberly Pace death investigation

Investigators took numerous photographs at the scene, including these of the exterior of the residence (photos 1-3), the basement stairs (photos 4-5), and the body (photos 6-8).

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This was no accident, you can easily tell . Kimberly's body Is faced away from the stairs, if she has fallen backwards there would have been a lot more blood than just little piles and also the back of her head would be cracked open. Lets be real...

This was no accident, you can easily tell . Kimberly's body Is faced away from the stairs, if she has fallen backwards there would have been a lot more blood than just little piles and also the back of her head would be cracked open. Lets be real a body does not fall perfectly like that . also Wheres the other shoe?

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  Hopelynn Severs
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There seems to be a possible defensive wound on the victims left hand. Other than that looking at the pictures at the width of the staircase, the placement of the cleaning products and other discarded paint cans etc at the bottom of the stairs,...

There seems to be a possible defensive wound on the victims left hand. Other than that looking at the pictures at the width of the staircase, the placement of the cleaning products and other discarded paint cans etc at the bottom of the stairs, to me the scene seems staged. Her right arm has conveniently missed every item when she 'fell' yet landed ever so neatly amongst the items at the bottom of the stairs and I have to say that if I ever 'fall' or get pushed down stairs that steep, I hope I am as fortunate as the victim and my hair also falls as though it is perfectly laid out. Also a fall down stairs that steep would cause at least one cut on the body, definitely the head. The scene just seems too neat.

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  Leanne Talbot
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that staircase is very narrow there should be more scares to the body.

  jackie
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No apparent signs of strangulation such as markings on the neck or "Petechial hemorrhage" reported in the autopsy, also finding no sign of forced entry into the residence tells me that it had to be someone the victim was familiar with. The fact...

No apparent signs of strangulation such as markings on the neck or "Petechial hemorrhage" reported in the autopsy, also finding no sign of forced entry into the residence tells me that it had to be someone the victim was familiar with. The fact that the victim suffered from a blunt force trauma to the "back" of the head supports the theory of the attacker being of close relation to the victim. Someone the victim was familiar with capable of being let into the house. This theory is supported further from the recovery of the victim’s key ring, where only her finger prints were found on the keys, proving that she was already in her house and must have let the attacker in.

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  Shawn Hotard
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I find the location of the body to be in question, considering the length of the stair case along with the fact that our victim weighed in at 114lbs I dont believe that if she did fall down the stairs she would have fallen at a speed capable of...

I find the location of the body to be in question, considering the length of the stair case along with the fact that our victim weighed in at 114lbs I dont believe that if she did fall down the stairs she would have fallen at a speed capable of producing the impact found on the back of her head. Common sense tells us that If she did trip she would have attempted to catch herself and prevent her fall by putting her hands out to stop herself, this act would have most likely provided some kind of sign or injury to her hands or wrists which were not aparent. And if she did attempt to stop her fall it would have slowed her speed further preventing the ability to land at a force capable of inflicting the damage found to the "back" of her head, proving that she was already unconcious or dead before hand, giving us the idea that she was placed at the bottom of the stairs by her attacker in order to look like an accident.

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  Shawn Hotard
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was the shoe in the house?

  mieke
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That reminds me, when a person is bludgeoned to death, a head wound gives off major blood splatter, where is that evidence?

  kirsty-lea denovan
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Well we know that Kimberly did not die in the position she was found to be in, as the liver mortis suggests, so where in that house was she murdered, I think she was taken down to the bottom of the steps to throw the investigation off, also I see...

Well we know that Kimberly did not die in the position she was found to be in, as the liver mortis suggests, so where in that house was she murdered, I think she was taken down to the bottom of the steps to throw the investigation off, also I see no signs of a struggle, no defensive wounds, I think it's safe to say Kimberly never fell from the stairs, walking up, or falling down, if she had there would be massive injuries such as broken bones and more blood splatter......

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  kirsty-lea denovan
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those steps look steep and there appears to be no railing so it is understandable that she would not be able to catch herself as she fell

  SHalonda Butler
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I think the photo shows a few things to me, first off the expression on her face would suggest she did not see the fatal blow coming. secondly I firmly believe that the body was placed there to look like an accident due to the fact that I don't...

I think the photo shows a few things to me, first off the expression on her face would suggest she did not see the fatal blow coming. secondly I firmly believe that the body was placed there to look like an accident due to the fact that I don't know how anyone could fall down some stairs and not have a single mark/bruise on them apart from the fatal blow, and a blow that would kill someone would have a lot more blood round the head on the floor. the missing slipper could have came off when the killer/s dragged her to the basement. I also think she is facing the wrong way up for a fall down the stairs. we also know that whatever she was doing before she was killed it involved staying in due to the clothes she is wearing, so she had not just come home or was not heading out.

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  Stephen McKeown
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