Working in Clark County Lindsay Schultz Clark County Sheriffs Office Major Crimes

first_imgClark County Sheriff’s Office cold case Detective Lindsay Schultz keeps a small portrait photo of a blonde-haired young woman on her desk upstairs at the office at 900 W. 13th St. in Vancouver.It’s not a niece or nephew or her own child or other relative offering a modest smile to the cameraman, though.It’s that of Kimberly Kay Kersey.Many, if not most, longtime Vancouverites already know the story of 18-year-old Kersey’s mysterious and tragic disappearance in 1987, when she was walking home from Mountain View High School on a path that weaved through then-undeveloped land toward what is now LeRoy Haggen Memorial Community Park.Her parents were divorced; her father lived near the school, which sits between Southeast Blairmont Drive and Southeast 147th Avenue, and her mother lived a 30- to 45-minute walk northwest.Indicating that someone may have abruptly abducted her, Kersey left behind only some scattered books on a now-nonexistent trail, where Schultz says the business U.S. Digital — a manufacturing center for various items including optical and magnetic encoders — now sits. No body has been found.In the early years of the disappearance, black-and-white missing posters were pinned up around the community, encouraging a call to the 1-800-782-SEEK hotline (a still-active hotline for the Crimes Against Children Research Center) and a reward of $1,000.last_img read more