Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Disappearance of Kimberly Wilson-Talley

(image source: wfmj.com)


Kimberly Wilson-Talley vanished at the age of 49 during January 2017. She was last seen in her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. At the time of her disappearance, Kimberly was being treated for throat cancer and had a feeding tube. During early January, Kimberly missed her scheduled oncologist appointments. After that, Kimberly's loved ones learned that her neighbors had not seen her since January 1st, 2017. Her worried family members reported her missing on January 19th.

Investigators did not find any signs of foul play at Kimberly's apartment, but it was noted that her windows were open and her cat was left outside. It seems unlikely that she left on her own accord, as she required frequent medical care due to her health conditions. Additionally, Kimberly was close with her siblings and it was uncharacteristic for her to stay out-of-touch. 

Shortly after Kimberly was reported missing, her sister received a notice in the mail from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that Kimberly's car had been driven through a toll gate without paying the toll fee. The notice included a surveillance image of a man driving the car with a woman wearing a hood in the passenger seat. While this has not been confirmed, authorities believe that the passenger in the image is Kimberly. On January 24th, 2017, the car was found parked in the backyard of a home of South Heights Avenue. Various sources state that somebody had tried to sell the car but was unable to do so. 

Certain early reports on Kimberly's disappearance stated that she might be in the company of her boyfriend, Delmar Daniels. The Ohio Attorney General's website lists Daniels as Kimberly's companion, but is unclear if he was ever officially reported missing. There has been some online speculation that he is responsible for Kimberly's disappearance, but so far no arrests have been made.

Delmar Daniels

An article from 2019 states that investigators have questioned a person of interest, but this person's identity has not been revealed. However, investigators were not able to get very far into their questioning before the person of interest asked for a lawyer.

Kimberly's disappearance is unfortunately not the first tragedy her family has experienced. In 1991, Kimberly's mother was murdered. According to her siblings, Kimberly took on a more parental role for her siblings after their mother's death. Her siblings are now dedicated to finding answers about what happened to her. 

If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the Youngstown Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-742-8911

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Sources:
[Charley Project]
[WKBN]
[WFMJ]

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