As you can imagine prom night is a highly celebrated and looked forward-to event for many high schoolers, so when a girl goes missing on that special day it’s bound to raise a few eyebrows…
After an argument with her boyfriend and high school sweetheart Mike Staples, 17-year-old Kimberly Ann Moreau canceled the plans she had to attend the junior prom with him the day before her disappearance on Friday, May 10, 1986.
The night of her junior prom Kimberly opted to go out with friends instead of going to the dance as previously intended. Still wearing the class ring Mike gave her, engraved with “Mike Staples Mike 87” she left her home in jeans and a short-sleeved white shirt to go drinking at a party with an unnamed girlfriend and two 25-year-old men that her friend had supposedly known. One being Brian Enman and the other Darren Joudrey.
At 11 pm Kimberly told her sister Karen she was going for a ride and she’d be back home by midnight. Bob Dalot, Karen’s boyfriend at the time, now husband saw Kimberly get into a white sports car thought to be a late model Trans am at 11 pm.
She never returned.
Brian was the last person to see Kimberly alive, and he has maintained his innocence stating he dropped Kimberly off at the end of her street around 3 am on Saturday, May 11th, 1986.
“She was afraid of the dark and she would have never walked home that night,” father Richard Moreau said. “She had only a short-sleeved shirt on. It was 38 degrees. It was late at night. No.“
Kimberly was considered to be a runaway for 4 months after she went missing. Knowing that she took nothing with her the night she left home, leaving all her clothes, makeup, and even her own car behind, this was always an unlikely scenario.
Kimberly was declared legally dead in absentia 1993.
Despite no physical proof of death ever being obtained.
Both her father and sister think she was killed or died accidentally and it was covered up by the people she was with just hours after her disappearance.
Given the fact that she never brought anything with her, this does seem like the most likely theory to lean on but not enough to get any justice.
Many theories about Kimberly’s death have surfaced over the years after her disappearance.
One including a Redditors post
Here the original poster attempts to link a strange YouTube channel called 00b4a56 which has since been removed, to Kimberly’s possible death.
These “strange videos” are likely some ARG, it should be noted that ARG creators are known to use real case files to try and make their games seem real. (Despite how disrespectful it is…)
Other Theories Continued…
Another theory is that she was buried underneath a concrete slab that was poured on Brian Enman’s farm nearby in Livermore, Maine the day following Kimberly’s disappearance.
While searching his property, Enman stated “They’re out there doing what they’ve got to do, and we’ll see the end results come up with,” Enman said of the police, “and maybe after all this, if they don’t find nothing, they’ll leave me the hell alone.”
In 2015, the slab was removed by investigators, and the latest in ground-penetrating radar was used in the search. Kimberly’s body was not found.
- Facebook group
- Official Website
- About: dedicated to finding Kimberly and other missing persons that have been lovingly maintained by her sister Karen Dalot.
The case is still open for leads, and anyone with new information on this case is urged to contact Maine State Police.