Never Too Late For Justice: The Groseclose Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/1/05

Never Too Late For Justice: The Groseclose Case

Lubbock Police are still searching for clues in the murder of an 18-year-old girl, 12 years after she died.

Lubbock Police posted a picture you see next to me in October of 1993. Family reported Kimberley Ann Groseclose missing. Two months later, she was found dead.

"She was reportedly dropped off at a RIP Griffen truck stop here in Lubbock and was trying to get to Austin area and that was the last reported sighting," Assistant Police Chief Thomas Esparza said.

Kimberley Ann Groseclose of Round Rock was last seen in Lubbock October 10th, 1993 trying to get a ride at the RIP Griffen truck stop near 46th and Avenue A. A missing person's ad was posted and two months later...

"He was on a tractor, shredding, looked down and saw a hand," Esparza said.

A city worker found a decomposed body at the City Farm on East 50th and Loop 289. Dental records would later confirm the body was that of Kimberley Groseclose. She had been strangled. "The body was badly decomposed, so not a lot of evidence. No eyewitneses. No one can give us a a clue who she might've been with, who she might've gotten into the truck with," Esparza said.

Twelve years later, Lubbock Police hope someone will come foward. "We followed every lead we could. This case is really at a standstill," Esparza.

Lubbock Police believe this case is solvable but they need your help. If this story has helped you remember any clues, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000 or Detective Doug Sutton at (806) 775-2410. 

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