Donald Thomas Kimberly
Donald, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 06/19/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Myers, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/17/1999 (21)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Donald's nickname is Donnie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Donald and his brother, Roger, were last seen June 19, 2016. At the time of their disappearances, they were living on a sailboat with their father, 40-year-old Ace O.G. Kimberly, and their sister, 17-year-old Rebbacca Lynn Kimberly. The boat was a 29-foot white Seafarer sailboat with yellow trim and the license numberÂ FL4414HP.
The Kimberly family left Marina Jack in Sarasota, Florida at 7:00 a.m. They planned to go to Fort Myers, Florida to meet Ace's brother, who would repair some problems the boat was having.
At 3:00 p.m., Ace called his brother and said they were about 37 miles off the coast of Englewood, Florida. He told his brother they were experiencing thunderstorms and six-foot waves and "trying to survive." The family was never heard from again.
The wreckAge at the time of disappearance: of their vessel, including six life jackets and two kayaks the boat was towing, was found four days later, in the Gulf Mexico about 33 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island. First Rebbacca's and then Ace's bodies were located, but Roger and Donald's bodies have never been found. They are presumed drowned.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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