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Carolyn Ruth Lieb Killaby
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1961
Death: Nov. 11, 1995
Orchards
Clark County
Washington, USA

Murder victim. Mr. and Mrs. Killaby were patching up an argument and had planned to spend a romantic evening together. However, Mr. Killaby failed to return home from work. He left a message on Carolyn's answering machine saying that he would be staying with his brother that night. The next morning, Mr. Killaby returned home to an empty house. By that night, Carolyn still hadn't returned. Mr. Killaby drove the streets and found her car in the parking lot of a popular night club.

The nightclub bartender helped police reconstruct what was very likely Carolyn's last evening alive. He claimed that she was alone, appeared to have been crying, and was very drunk. Dennis Smith was a club regular. According to the bartender, Smith had had his eye on Carolyn all night long. At around 11:30 p.m. Smith approached Carolyn and the two left together.

According to authorities Smith claimed to have had sexual relations with Carolyn. He went on to claim that a stranger had come upon them in his truck, threatened him, and taken Carolyn away. Detectives had a hard time believing the story, especially when they inspected Smith's pick-up truck. Not only did they find a gaping hole in the seat to be suspicious, but the seat cover had been removed and every inch of carpeting had been stripped off the floor. At that point, detectives believed Dennis was hiding something from them. Eventually, Smith was convicted of the murder of Carolyn. Carolyn's body has never been found. Her grave remains empty. 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: unknown as to where Smith has left her body
Plot: Rhododendron Cremation Garden
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: May 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14158779
Carolyn Ruth <i>Lieb</i> Killaby
Added by: Tombstoner & Family
 
Carolyn Ruth <i>Lieb</i> Killaby
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Yes, much sadness for Carolyn and her daughter and step-daughter (her husband's daughter), but also sadness for husband, Dan Killaby. It is tough enough losing your wife, but the cops ALWAYS zone in on a spouse and try to build a case against them, wheth...(Read more)
- Richard Hovis
 Added: Feb. 14, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult it would be not resting her body in peace.
- Scott H
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
Requiescat In Pace
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
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