Kimberly Ann Yates

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Left: Kimberly, circa 1985;
Right: Age-progression to age 28 (circa 2009)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 26, 1985 from Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1981
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kimberly and her sister Kelly were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates, while their custodial father was at work. Photos and vital statistics for Elaine are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for Child Snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988. Neither she nor her daughters have ever been heard from again.


    Elaine Carolyn Yates
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    Top Row and Bottom Right: Elaine Carolyn Yates;
    Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 60 (circa 2007)

    Date of Birth: September 26, 1947
    Age: 47 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'0, 107 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blondish-brown or reddish-brown hair, green eyes. Elaine's maiden name is Pigeon and she may use the first name Carlene. She may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Elaine has scars on one of her upper arms and a distinctive bump on her nose. She may be working as a computer programmer or manager.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Rhode Island State Police


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America
    RYates6690's Home Page
    For the Lost


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 7, 2011; details of disappearance updated.

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