Kimberly Marie “Kim” Ratliff

Kimberly Marie “Kim” Ratliff

Death 12 Jan 1999 (aged 22)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 136916107 · View Source
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Kimberly Marie Ratliff, 22, died sometime between Jan. 9 and Jan. 12, 1999, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She was born Sept. 26, 1976 to Jacque and Joyce Ratliff. She worked hard to keep up her grades and was the first in her family to graduate.

She lived in Council Bluffs with her mother and stepfather, Joyce and Leslie "Les" Kennedy, and was employed by Airlite Plastics Co. in Omaha.

She was last seen sometime between 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 9 after getting off work at 11:30 p.m. She never returned home to change her clothes, but on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1999, was found dead in her vehicle parked in the People's Natural Gas parking lot.

Someone had redressed Kim in clothing without knife rips before placing her in her vehicle.

Her mother and stepfather were the last known individuals to see Kim alive, and Less admitted in one of many news reports that he and his wife Joyce say Kim's car parked in the gas company's parking lot at 2:30 a.m. Saturday but never went to check to see if she was there or okay.

Neither reported her missing, and four days later on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, Kim was found dead inside her vehicle in the People's Natural Gas parking lot in Council Bluffs. Due to the violent nature of the attack, police knew she'd been killed elsewhere and her body moved to her car sometime after her death.

Police called Kim's slaying one of the most vicious they had ever seen.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, Kim was survived by her father, two brothers, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Kimberly's murder remains unsolved. For more information about her case, please visit:

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  • Added: 6 Oct 2014
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