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CO KIMBERLY GREENE-MEDINA: Missing from Aurora, CO - 29 October 1996 - Age 19

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  1. Akoya

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    Kimberly Greene-Medina was last seen in Aurora, Colorado on October 29, 1996.

    Kimmy was married and had two little girls at time of her disappearance, and worked as a dispatcher for Super Shuttle. Kimberly asked for a divorce one week before she disappeared, October 29, 1996. Her husband indicated that Kimberly left on foot to go to a local convenience store located at Mississippi and Buckley Road, and never returned. Her husband reported her missing on October 31.

    A bloodhound traced Kimberly's scent from the couple's apartment at 1082 S. Yampa (near Buckley Field) to a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225. No one has heard from her or seen her. There has been no activity on her social security number nor any activity on her driver's license. Her paycheck remains unclaimed at her place of work. The husband has said he had nothing to do with Kimberly's disappearance, and that she probably ran away.

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/319/1/

    NamUs MP # 319
    Kimberly Greene-Medina
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    Arapahoe County, Colorado
    19 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 319

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Kimberly
    Middle name Diane
    Last name Greene-Medina
    Nickname/Alias Hindler, Reiner
    Date last seen October 29, 1996 06:49
    Date entered 12/12/2008
    Age last seen 19 to 19 years old
    Age now 40 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 65.0
    Weight (pounds) 150.0

    Circumstances
    City Aurora
    State Colorado
    Zip code
    County Arapahoe
    Circumstances
    Unknown. Husband indicated that she had left her residence on foot to go to a local convenience store located at Mississippi and Buckley Rd., in Aurora, CO. He did not report her missing until October 31, 1996. He is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. On 11/15/2013, the husband of Kimberly, Michael Medina, was convicted of first degree murder in the disappearance of Kimberly. Her body has yet to be recovered.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Lt. brown.
    Body hair

    Facial hair

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Clothing
    Maroon sweatshirt, blue jeans, ocean blue work jacket with "Super Shuttle" in yellow lettering and tan hiking boots.

    Jewelry
    Wedding ring, "ruby" ring, watch

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name Stephen
    Last name Conner
    Phone 303-739-6190
    Website
    Case number 96-054558
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Aurora Police Department
    Address 1 15001 E. Alameda Parkway
    Address 2
    City Aurora
    State Colorado
    Zip code 80012
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1546dfco.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1546DFCO


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    Kimberly Diane Greene-Medina
    Missing since October 29, 1996 from Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
      • Date Of Birth: July 30, 1977
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 130-150 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown shoulder-length hair; blue eyes; medium complexion.
      • Clothing: Maroon sweatshirt, blue jeans, ocean blue work jacket with Super Shuttle in yellow lettering and tan hiking boots.
      • AKA: Kimmy
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Kimberly Greene-Medina was last seen in Aurora, Colorado on October 29, 1996.

    Kimmy was married and had two little girls at time of her disappearance, and worked as a dispatcher for Super Shuttle.
    Kimberly asked for a divorce one week before she disappeared, October 29, 1996. Her husband indicated that Kimberly left on foot to go to a local convenience store located at Mississippi and Buckley Road, and never returned. Her husband reported her missing on October 31.
    A bloodhound traced Kimberly's scent from the couple's apartment at 1082 S. Yampa (near Buckley Field) to a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225.
    No one has heard from her or seen her. There has been no activity on her social security number nor any activity on her driver's license. Her paycheck remains unclaimed at her place of work.
    The husband has said he had nothing to do with Kimberly's disappearance, and that she probably ran away.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Detective Conner
    Aurora Police Department
    303-739-6127
    Email


    Agency Case Number: 96-54558

    NCIC Number: M-974281609
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Namus
    Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons
    9News.com 5/24/05
     
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    A bloodhound traced Kimberly's scent from the couple's apartment at 1082 S. Yampa (near Buckley Field) to a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225.

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    1082 S Yampa St, Aurora, CO 80017


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    A bloodhound traced Kimberly's scent from the couple's apartment at 1082 S. Yampa (near Buckley Field) to a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225.

    I-225 & Colfax | Aurora, CO

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    Kimmy was married and had two little girls at time of her disappearance, and worked as a dispatcher for Super Shuttle.

    SuperShuttle
    Airport shuttle service in Denver, Colorado
    Address: 7500 E 41st Ave, Denver, CO 80239

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    Her husband indicated that Kimberly left on foot to go to a local convenience store located at Mississippi and Buckley Road, and never returned.

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    E Mississippi Ave & S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO 80017

     
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    http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcases/2008/03/09/aurora-3/23/

    March 9, 2008, 3:32 pm
    Husband admits burying Aurora woman alive
    By Kirk Mitchell
    The Denver Post

    Clinging menacingly to his 16-month-old son, Degan, Michael J. Medina wanted his estranged wife to understand the “price she would pay” for hurting him.

    While breathing heavily, sobbing and shaking, he recounted for Becky Garel how in 1996 he pummeled his first wife, Kimberly Medina, with a bat, pulled her into a hole he had dug in a field east of Aurora and buried her while she gagged on dirt, according to an Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office report.

    This time, though, Medina told his common-law wife he would kill Degan and then himself so that she would be left to suffer, the report says.

    The next day, Garel told a sheriff’s deputy about Medina’s confession; Degan’s body was later found near a sewage-treatment lagoon in Monte Vista. He had drowned.

    That was on May 21, 2005. Medina was subsequently charged with first-degree murder but pleaded down to child abuse causing death and is currently serving a 48-year prison sentence at Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

    John Greene, Kimberly “Kimmy” Greene’s father, of Nampa, Idaho, said he expected in 2005 that murder charges would soon be filed against Medina in the death of his daughter. But nearly three years later, Medina has not been charged, and Aurora police still list Kimberly Medina as a missing person.

    Kimberly Medina’s body has never been found, said Detective Shannon Lucy, Aurora police spokeswoman. But Aurora police are actively investigating the case along with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, she said.

    “There have been a number of recent interviews in the last couple of months,” Lucy said.

    Medina originally claimed his first wife went missing while walking to a store for cigarettes with people he didn’t know.

    During the time Kimberly Medina disappeared and when Medina killed Degan, he had accused his wives of having affairs. But the violence had come only after the women told him they were leaving him, according to Kimberly’s family and his ex-wife.

    Kimberly’s aunt, Stephanie O’Bryan, said that a few days before Kimberly disappeared, she told her husband she was going to divorce him.

    Garel said she had moved out of her husband’s home into her own apartment about a month before he killed Degan.

    Garel told police she left Medina partly because he physically abused her. After she moved into another apartment in Alamosa, he snuck into her apartment, tied her up with duct tape, threatened to slash her with a box cutter and raped her while Degan cried.
     
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    https://www.denverpost.com/2013/11/16/colorado-man-guilty-of-murder-after-burying-his-wife-alive/

    Colorado man guilty of murder after burying his wife alive

    A jury has found a convicted child killer guilty of first-degree murder, determining he pummeled his 19-year-old wife with a bat and buried her alive in 1996.

    Michael J. Medina was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of Kimberly “Kimmy” Greene-Medina following his conviction Friday afternoon in Arapahoe County District Court.

    Medina is already serving a 48-year prison term for killing his 16-month-old son Degan Medina, whose body was discovered near a waste lagoon in Monte Vista in 2005.

    “It’s a lesson for families – don’t ever give up,” said deputy district attorney Cara Morlan. Deputy District Attorney John Kellner, who works in District Attorney George Brauchler’s newly formed cold case unit, said the life sentence is consecutive to the 48-year sentence.

    Medina had long been a suspect in the disappearance of Greene-Medina, whose body has never been found.

    The killer originally claimed Greene-Medina went missing while walking to a store for cigarettes with people he didn’t know, according to an Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office report.

    But in 2005, Medina confessed to killing Greene-Medina to his second wife Becky Garel, according to court records. At the time, he was accusing Garel of being unfaithful to him and threatening to kill his son Degan Medina to make her suffer.

    Medina also described killing Medina to a fellow prison inmate, who testified at his trial. The inmate also testified that Medina tried to hire him to kill Garel, Kellner said.

    Charges were not brought until March 2012. Proving the 1996 murder case came with some unique challenges.


    “It’s not just the body that was missing; it’s also the complete lack of a crime scene as well,” Kellner said.

    He said the Safe Streets Task Force including Aurora police and federal agents from the FBI, the U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security were instrumental in proving that Greene-Medina wasn’t just missing but had been murdered. Morlan said Greene-Medina was very close to her family and adored her two daughters, ages 2 and 3.

    “She would have never walked away from them,” she said.

    Medina had a paper route in rural Arapahoe County and drove by many fields. He allegedly told Garel that after he had learned that Kimberly had an affair with a co-worker, he went into one of the fields and dug a deep hole, according to Alamosa records. He was wearing military camouflage.

    It was snowing and muddy when he drove his wife and two daughters in his truck to the field after she got home that day. Kimberly was wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket with a hood.

    In the field, Medina said he tied the laces of her hood and they began to talk. Suddenly, he stepped back, pulled out a bat hidden under his coat, told her “You should have never cheated on me” and swung the bat into her head.

    After telling Garel how he killed his wife, he grabbed Degan and said he would take him away from her forever, then kill himself. He showed her a box of box-cutter blades and said he would slit Degan’s throat or stab him.
     
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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/998939/1/

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    Dad suspects abusive husband in shuttle dispatcher's 1996 disappearance

    http://www.unresolvedhomicides.org/detail....254001A045A1008

    Kimberly, Nekka & Marissa Kimberly Diane Greene-Medina, 19, was born July 30, 1977. She married young, loved her girls' Nekka, 3, and Marissa, 2 and worked hard as a dispatcher for Super Shuttle. But her husband, Mike Medina, was abusive. Kimberly asked for a divorce one week before she disappeared, October 29, 1996. Her husband indicated that Kimberly left on foot to go to a local convenience store located at Mississippi and Buckley Rd., and never returned. She was not reported missing until October 31.

    Bloodhound Yogi and his handler, Detective Bill Oliver, traced Kimberly's scent from the couple's apartment at 1082 S. Yampa (near Buckley Field) to a Total Gas Station about a mile away and then to E. Colfax and I-225. Sgt Stephen Patrick of the Aurora Police Department was the first investigator assigned to the case. "Kimmy should not be a missing person; there has been nothing but inconsistencies to Mike's stories since her disappearance." says John Greene, Kimberly's father. "She has so many people out there who love her. She was so dear to me." says Kimmy's Aunt, Stephanie O'Bryan. Her sisters, Kindra and Stephanie, and brothers, Joseph, Kevin and Brendan, miss her dearly.

    A psychic gave John Greene clues that led to discovery of personal effects that may have been Kimmy's at a farm field 20 miles east of Aurora near the Deer Creek exit off Interstate 70. A farmer there, named Mark Birchfield, recalled seeing a vehicle leaving the field that fit the description of Mike Medina's vehicle.

    In the October 28, 1998 edition of the Aurora Sun, officials are quoted as saying "they might have discovered traces of her remains recently in a gully in rural Elbert County, along with evidence her body was buried there the night she disappeared."

    The grieving father also says he does not know where Mike Medina has taken Kimberly's daughters. John Greene, who lives in Nampa, Idaho, has not seen or heard from his two granddaughters since before their mother's disappearance.

    At the time of her disappearance, Kimberly was 5'5" with light brown shoulder-length hair, the most beautiful big blue eyes and long dark eyelashes, and weighed approximately 130 lbs. Her last paycheck remains unclaimed at Super Shuttle.

    In a 2005 development in this case, Michael Medina was arrested in Rio Grande County, Colorado and charged with murdering his 16-month-old son, Degan. The following is excerpted from a story that appeared in Alamosa's Online Valley Courier following Medina's incarceration in Alamosa:

    Medina confesses
    to first wife's murder
    Witnesses on Thursday described events leading up to Degan's death.
    Alamosa Police Sergeant Richard Needham testified Medina told Degan's mother, Becky Garel, the day before Degan's death that he had previously killed his first wife, Kimberly Greene Medina, 19, and threatened to harm Degan if Garel told anyone.
    Kimberly Medina's father was in the courtroom on Thursday and began sobbing when Needham described the alleged October 1996, beating death of his daughter.
    After allegedly confessing to Kimberly Medina's murder on May 20, Medina then did not let Garel out of his sight until the following day, May 21, when Garel had scheduled a time to wash her car at the home of relatives Ron and Linda Howard. Because she told Medina the Howards would suspect something was wrong if she did not show up, he let her go but did not let her take their son with her. Needham testified Garel told the Howards what Medina had told her, and Garel and the Howards then notified law enforcement authorities. Medina was living in Alamosa at the time.
    While Alamosa city and sheriff authorities mobilized to deal with what they believed was a possible hostage situation, Needham testified Medina got a ride from his brother Eric and took his son and two daughters from his first marriage to Monte Vista where they ate at Pizza Hut.
    Throughout the afternoon of Saturday, May 21, Medina and Garel talked on cell phones, and Medina and his children remained in the Monte Vista area. Needham testified Michael Medina's daughters said at some point in the afternoon their father told them to return to Pizza Hut and gave them a list of phone numbers to call. He also allegedly told them to love and kiss their little brother because he and Degan were going to go away for awhile.
    The girls returned to Monte Vista, and Medina and his son walked into a field near the Monte Vista sewage lagoons on Henderson Avenue.


    If you have information relating to the disappearance and suspected murder of Kimberly Greene-Medina, please call Detective Mehl at 303-739-6127.

    Jurisdiction: Aurora Police Department
    Detective: Detective Mehl, 303-739-6127
    Case Number: 96-54558
     
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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/998939/1/

    Kimberly Diane Greene Medina


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: October 29, 1996 from Aurora, Colorado
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: July 30, 1977
    Age: 19 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Kimberly's nicknames are Kim and/or Kimmy. Some agencies give her eye color as brown.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and an ocean-blue colored SuperShuttle uniform jacket with yellow letters stitched on the left lapel and across the center of the back of the jacket.


    Details of Disappearance

    Kimberly's husband, Michael Jim Medina, told authorities that his wife was last seen walking to a convenience store in Aurora, Colorado at approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 29, 1996. The store was located at the corner of Buckley Road and Mississippi Avenue near her family's Tower Road residence. Her husband said Kimberly never arrived home that evening and has not been seen again. He did not report his wife as a missing person until October 31, 1996, two days after Kimberly disappeared. Michael stated that Kimberly told him she was going out to buy cigarettes, and he also suspected she walked to the store to place a phone call, although the couple had telephone service inside their residence.
    Kimberly's family told authorities it was extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She was employed at SuperShuttle in the Denver International Airport at the time of her disappearance. Kimberly never retrieved her paycheck, which was for over $800. She did not take any personal belongings with her, but her purse has never been located.

    A police bloodhound tracked Kimberly's scent west on Mississippi Avenue from Tower Road near her home. The trail then led the dog north on Buckley Road, west on east Colfax Avenue and ended at Interstate 225. The search was called off at that time due to concern for the hound's safety near the highway. In 1998, authorities announced that they may have discovered traces of Kimberly's remains in a gully in rural Elbert County, Colorado, and evidence that her body was buried there after she disappeared. Nothing conclusive was found, however.

    Kimberly married Michael, who was then 21, in 1993 when she 15 years old and pregnant with their first child. A photograph of Michael is posted below this case summary. Her family learned after her disappearance that Michael had been arrested twice for domestic violence during their marriage. The couple was living in Phoenix, Arizona in June 1995 when Kimberly told authorities Michael hit her several times while they were riding in a car. She returned to Colorado and obtained a restraining order against him afterwards, but the couple reconciled and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michael was arrested again for domestic abuse in September 1995. Kimberly told authorities that her husband threatened to kill her if she pressed charges against him.

    Kimberly told her father that she was leaving her husband on October 27, 1996. She disappeared two days later. Michael has denied any involvement in his wife's case and received custody of their two daughters after her disappearance. Authorities focused their investigation on an area of farm land along the Arapahoe and Elbert County lines in eastern Colorado in 1998, two years after Kimberly disappeared. A farmer believed he located a possible gravesite on his land and saw a maroon truck driving away from the area. Michael owned a similar vehicle at the time. A search of the location produced no evidence, although the farmer said he saw some items, including a perfume bottle, at the site prior to the search. The objects had vanished before investigators arrived.

    In May 2005, Michael was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the drowning death of his sixteen-month-old son, Degan Medina. Degan is the child of Michael's second wife, Becky Garel. After Michael's arrest Garel subsequently testified that, the day before Degan's death, Michael told her he had murdered Kimberly. He threatened to harm her and Degan if she disclosed this to anyone, and would not let her out of his sight until the following day, when Garel had to keep a scheduled appointment. While Garel was gone, Michael reportedly told her two daughters to go to Pizza Hut in Monte Vista with a list of telephone numbers to call, and to kiss Degan goodbye because he and Michael would have to go away for awhile. Proseuctors believe he took the child to a sewage plant and drowned him in a pool of stagnant water.

    Michael's murder trial was scheduled to take place in September 2006. In July 2006, he abruptly changed his plea and admitted to child abuse and to recklessly causing his son's death, and was sentenced to 48 years in prison. Michael maintains that Degan's death was accidental. He has never been charged in connection with his first wife's disappearance.

    There has not been any activity within Kimberly's bank accounts or on her Social Security number since she was last seen. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Aurora Police Department
    303-739-6127

    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Missing Person: Kimberly Diane Greene Medina
    TroubleShooters International Inc.
    The Rocky Mountain News
    Families of Homicides and Missing Persons, Inc.
    CBS4 Denver
    The Valley Courier
    The Aurora Daily Sun
    KSPK-TV
    Victims of Homicide and Survivors
    The Denver Post

    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 29, 2006; details of disappearance updated.

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    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/998939/1/

    CRIES OUT TO BE SOLVED FAMILY STILL PURSUES POSSIBLE CLUES BUT FEARS WOMAN MISSING 2 YEARS MET FOUL PLAY.(Local)

    Article from:Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO) Article date:November 1, 1998 Author: Amole, Tustin More results for: missing person mississippi

    Byline: Tustin Amole News Staff Writer

    AURORA -- To her family, Kimberly Medina is dead and buried. Two years after she vanished, what they want to know is how and where.

    The 19-year-old mother of two vanished Oct. 29, 1996. Her husband, Michael Medina, reported her missing two days later, saying he last saw her when she left their Aurora home, still wearing her blue-and-yellow SuperShuttle uniform jacket, to walk to a service station to make a telephone call.

    That statement to police is the first of many mysteries surrounding Kimberly Medina's disappearance, a piece to a puzzle her family is determined to solve.

    ``Why would Mike say that Kimmy walked to the station to make a phone call since she had a phone in the house?'' said Kimberly Medina's father, John Greene.

    It is for that and a number of other reasons that Kimberly Medina's family think she met with foul play. Among them is the fact that police can find no trace of her - no use of her Social Security number, no new bank account, no job application, no passport, no new driver's license - in the two years since she was seen.

    She also failed to pick up her paycheck of more than $800 from her job at SuperShuttle at Denver International Airport. She took no personal belongings, though her purse never has been found.

    ``There's been no activity whatsoever that we've been able to locate, so we have to assume that she's either living under an alias, or the worst case scenario is a possibility,'' said Aurora Deputy Police Chief Mike Stiers. ``We certainly understand there's a potential for foul play.''

    Without evidence of a crime, Stiers said, the case remains an active missing person's case.

    The family has remained vigilant in their search for Kimberly Medina. No one expects to find her alive. They have resigned themselves to the slender hope that they might someday find her body - and her killer.

    Her father said it's out of character for her to just disappear. He doesn't think she would walk away from her two daughters, Nekka and Marissa, now 5 and 4.

    ``I haven't been able to find anyone who saw Kimmy, except when she was at work, without her girls,'' Greene said. ``She was always dressing them like twins.''

    The two children remained with Michael Medina.

    The trail has led the family from Kimberly Medina's front door through three states. They even employed the services of Yogi, the Aurora police bloodhound, who followed her trail west on East Mississippi Avenue from Tower Road near her home, north on Buckley Road, west on East Colfax Avenue to Interstate 225, where officers pulled him back for safety reasons.

    John Greene has appeared on the Leeza show three times, most recently on Thursday, the second anniversary of his daughter's disappearance, hoping clues will surface as a result. On the last show, he met with author Rosemary Altea, who claims to be able to talk to the dead.

    The family's search for Kimberly revealed a troubled and sometimes violent marriage, things they knew nothing about before she disappeared.

    Kimberly Greene married Michael Medina in 1993. She was 15 and pregnant.

    In June 1995, Michael Medina was arrested in Phoenix, where the couple was living, for domestic violence after Kimberly told police her husband struck her several times while they were riding in a car.

    Kimberly Medina returned to Colorado, where she obtained a restraining order against her husband. But the couple reconciled and moved to Albuquerque.

    There, Michael Medina was arrested for domestic violence in September 1995 after Kimberly Medina told police he struck and kicked her, injurying her eye, lip and leg.

    During both incidents, he threatened to kill her if she told police, according to police reports.

    The Phoenix city prosecutor's office said Michael Medina failed to show up for court in that case and there is a warrant for his arrest. The outcome of the New Mexico case was unavailable.

    Michael Medina has told police he has no knowledge of his wife's fate. Police have not named a suspect in her disappearance or even determined for certain that a crime was committed.

    In October 1996, Kimberly Medina told her father she was leaving her husband and planned to divorce him. Two days later she vanished, said her aunt, Stephanie O'Bryan.

    The family has little to go on, most of it supposition.

    They are focused on a farmer's field along the Arapahoe and Elbert county line in eastern Colorado where police recently searched for evidence of Kimberly Medina. A farmer found what he thinks was a grave.

    On the night Kimberly Medina disappeared, the farmer was awakened in the early morning hours by a telephone call from a neighbor who had spotted headlights in one of his pastures, O'Bryan said.

    The farmer got into his truck and drove a few miles to investigate.

    Along the way, he passed a red truck going the other direction with one occupant. He expected to find teen-agers partying in an empty barn on his property or poachers. Instead, he found a broken stretch of fence.

    The farmer returned the next day to repair the fence and found a spot in a dry creek bed where the ground was disturbed and it appeared something had been buried, O'Bryan said. Nearby, was a hairbrush, scarf and perfume bottle. Assuming an animal had been buried there, he left it untouched.

    ``He wasn't thinking murder at all,'' O'Bryan said.

    Later, the hairbrush, scarf and perfume bottle disappeared. No one knows what became of them.

    The incident caught the family's attention not just because of the date but because Michael Medina owned a maroon pickup truck. He sold or returned the truck to a finance company a short time later, telling John Greene he couldn't keep up with the payments on a single income.

    ``He has adamantly denied his involvement ever since Day 1,'' Stiers said.

    Michael Medina could not be located for comment.

    The family notified authorities of the farmer's story, but a disagreement over whose jurisdiction the case belonged in delayed a search until Aug. 8, one year after the flooding rains of August 1997 had pounded the earth and washed away the remains of whatever had been buried there. Nothing was found but a few bits of animal bones.

    And one other thing.

    The farmer told the family he saw one of the investigators pick up a ponytail holder with a few strands of hair in it. He remembered distinctly, O'Bryan said, seeing it in the man's hand and him showing it to several others.

    But investigators say they never found any such thing. The family doesn't know if they deny having it because they don't want the killer to know they have it, or if it was lost.

    O'Bryan and 10 friends searched the field last week, but didn't get very far. Her wish is to get 50 people to help search an area larger than just the creek bed. Winter is coming and time may be short.

    ``I know there are a lot of missing people out there,'' O'Bryan said. ``But she was close to her family.''
    Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO).
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-67564831.html
     
  15. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/998939/1/

    http://hometown.aol.com/kimsadvocate/myhomepage/

    Missing Person - Kimberly Medina

    Beloved Daughter of John and Jennifer Greene, Loving Mother of Nekka and Marissa

    This is a homepage for a grieving father who yearns for just one miracle. He wants to know what happened to his daughter, Kimberly Diane Greene Medina. She was only 19 years old, married, and the loving mother of her two beautiful young daughters, Nekka and Marissa, aged 3 and 2 at the time of her disappearance. Her sisters, Kendra and Stephanie, and brothers, Joseph, Kevin and Brendan, miss her dearly.

    What happened to Kimmy?
    Kimberly disappeared on a cold night in late October 1996. The extensive search for her has provided few leads for police and left little hope for her father.

    "Kimmy should not be a missing person." says John Greene, Kimberly's father. "She has so many people out there who love her."


    "She would never have left her two little girls." says Jennifer Greene, Kimberly's stepmother. "She loved them dearly."


    Kimmy vanished October 29, 1996. Her husband reported her missing two days later, saying her destination had been a convenience store at the corner of Buckley and Mississipi in Aurora, Colorado. No one has seen or heard from her since.


    "We will never give up looking for her. It has been 6 1/2 years now, but she is worth ever minute we search for her. She was so dear to me." says Kimmy's "Aunt Stephi", Stephanie O'Bryan.

    The Search
    Kimmy's frantic family, friends and co-workers have distributed thousands of flyers around Colorado and the surrounding states, as well as in truckstops across the country. Her disappearance has been featured three times on the "Leeza Show" and several stories have been written in local newspapers in the Denver metropolitan area. Her family has held press conferences pleading for people to come forward if they have any information about her disappearance. They have searched mine shafts, manholes, abandoned missile sights, fields, pastures, and many other places all over the state....all to no avail. They have contacted friends of Kimmy's back to as early as elementary school, and co-workers of hers at jobs she held in the past. No one has heard from her or seen her. There has been no activity on her social security number nor any activity on her driver's license. Her paycheck remains unclaimed at her place of work.


    At the time of her disappearance, Kimberly was 5'5" with light brown shoulder-length hair, the most beautiful big blue eyes and long dark eyelashes, and weighed approximately 130 lbs.


    "If anyone knows anything about my daughter's disappearance, please, I beg of you, come forward and end this terrible nightmare!" pleads John.


    If anyone has any information regarding the disappearance of Kimberly Diane Greene Medina, please contact the Aurora Police Department at (303) 739-6127.
     
  16. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://s10.zetaboards.com/usedtobedoe/topic/998939/1/

    Medina faces another murder charge
    Posted: Wednesday, Feb 29th, 2012
    BY: SYLVIA LOBATO

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY — A cold case with deep San Luis Valley ties is reportedly grinding toward resolution.

    While it has long been suspected that Michael Jim Medina killed his first wife, 19-year-old Kimberly (Kimmy, Kim) Greene Medina, he had not been charged. An Aurora police detective and the 18th Judicial District Attorney are reportedly set to change that.

    A source close to the case said Tuesday morning that murder charges would be filed against Medina, who is serving a 48-year prison sentence for killing his 16-month-old son, Degan, in May 2005.

    Medina, now 49, allegedly told his second wife, Becky Garel, that he had beaten Kimberly with a bat and buried her alive in Elbert County, covering her with mud and listening to her gasp for air.

    Bad weather and other factors subsequently changed the area and the body was never found.

    Some items believed to belong to Kimberly were found in that area, however.

    In 1998, authorities focused their investigation on an area of farmland along the Arapahoe and Elbert county lines and interviewed a farmer who claimed to have located a possible gravesite and witnessed a maroon truck driving away from the area. At that time, Medina owned a maroon truck, but reportedly gave it back to the dealer, claiming he couldn’t make the payments with Kim’s wages no longer coming in.

    Her family claimed it was very uncharacteristic of her to leave without telling anyone where she was going, especially leaving behind her daughters, then aged 2 and 3.

    Publicly, Medina has claimed that Kimmy walked to a gas station for cigarettes, but he also has claimed she went there to make a phone call.

    ``Why would Mike say that Kimmy walked to the station to make a phone call since she had a phone in the house?’’ asks Kimberly Medina’s father, John Greene.

    Since then, she has dropped off the official globe. Her Social Security number hasn’t been used, there is no driver’s license application, no job search, no bank account, no passport application, none of the official records that document a person’s life.

    Even her $800 paycheck has never been picked up from the job she held as a dispatcher for SuperShuttle at Denver International Airport - and allegedly walked away from.

    Also left behind were her personal belongings, although her purse has yet to be found.

    While authorities suspected foul play, the disappearance has remained a missing persons case.

    After Kimmy’s disappearance, Medina was awarded custody of his daughters and subsequently ended up in Alamosa, where he was raised, gone to high school and still had family. He married Garel, fathered a son and began another allegedly violent relationship.

    In May 2005, Garel told Medina she wanted a divorce, partially because of his domestic violence, and moved out of the home she shared with him and into an apartment.

    Medina got into the apartment and sought a reconciliation. He reportedly held Garel hostage, warning her that he would kill both Degan and himself if she went to authorities about domestic violence that had happened between the two.

    He finally allowed her out of the apartment to help an aunt wash her car and the aunt called police.

    While she was gone, Medina took the three children and headed to Monte Vista, where he allegedly left the girls at the Pizza Hut with a list of numbers to call, then took Degan to the sewage lagoons, where the child was drowned in a pool of stagnant water.

    Medina was arrested while walking alongside a road leading from the lagoons.

    Domestic violence had also punctuated his marriage to Kim, and she told her father that she was filing for divorce on Oct. 27, 1996, two days before her estranged husband claimed to have last seen her alive.

    He didn’t report her missing until Halloween.

    Medina repeatedly accused both of his wives of having extra-marital affairs and allegedly told Garel that he had learned that Kim was having an affair with a co-worker, so he took her to a field he often passed while running his paper route, beat her and disposed of her body. He claimed he took off her clothing and his clothing and placed them by her side.

    He reportedly left some toys next to Degan’s lifeless body.

    While he has claimed his son’s death was an accident, he entered into a plea bargain and was sentenced to 48 years in prison. Medina had originally been charged with first-degree murder. He ultimately pleaded guilty to felony child abuse causing death.
     
  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/boy-s-death-may-crack-1996-case-of-missing-aurora-woman

    Boy's Death May Crack 1996 Case Of Missing Aurora Woman
    Kimmie Greene-Medina's Family Says Her Husband Confessed To Killing Her
    4:19 AM, May 23, 2005


    After nearly nine years of waiting for answers, one family is hoping their wait is finally over and the man who knows what happened to their daughter will finally speak up.

    Kimberly "Kimmy" Greene-Medina disappeared from Aurora in 1996 and is presumed dead.

    And now the man her family believes is responsible for killing her is behind bars. Kimmy's former husband, Mike Medina, 33, was taken into custody in southern Colorado Saturday night, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 16-month-old son.

    Aurora police are sending investigators to Del Norte in Rio Grande County to talk with Medina about Kimmy's disappearance and her possible murder. Medina is being held without bond.

    While the potential break in the case is something Kimmy's family has waited nearly a decade for, their feelings are tempered by the knowledge that Medina may have hurt someone else.

    "I'm just excited to know that he can't interfere with this anymore. And I hated that a little boy had to die to bring it to this. Bless his little heart. He's a little angel," said Kimmy's father, John Greene.

    Kimmy Greene-Medina was last seen Oct. 29, 1996.

    Kimmy was last seen at Mississippi Avenue and Buckley on Oct. 29, 1996. She was last seen walking from her apartment to a convenience store about a mile away.

    When her husband didn't report her missing for two days, Kimmy's father became suspicious.

    "I never questioned once in my mind what happened to Kimmy," said Greene.

    Greene lives in Boise, Idaho but never lost confidence that justice would one day be served. For years, her family went door-to-door in Aurora looking for her.

    Greene had feared not only that his daughter was gone, but that his two granddaughters, Nekka and Marissa, now 11 and 12, were also in danger.

    "There's been a lot of Christmases and holidays and birthdays gone by that we just didn't know," said Greene.

    Now he knows that they are safe.

    Greene told 7NEWS that on Saturday night, after sheriff's investigators arrested Medina for allegedly killing the 2-year-old son he had with another woman, Medina also admitted to killing Kimmy.

    Kimmie's daughters are now in the care of social services in the Alamosa area. Greene said he'll come to Colorado to try to gain custody.
     
  18. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/man-suspected-in-wife-s-disappearance-charged-in-son-s-death

    Man Suspected In Wife's Disappearance Charged In Son's Death
    Michael Medina Under Arrest In Rio Grande County

    11:50 AM, Jul 12, 2005

    An Alamosa man suspected in the disappearance of his Aurora, Colo., wife was charged with murder Monday in connection with the death of his 16-month-old son from a subsequent marriage.

    Rio Grande County prosecutors charged Michael Jim Medina, 33, with first-degree murder in the death of Degan Medina.

    Authorities found the toddler's body May 21 in Monte Vista, Colo. Witnesses told police they a man trying to hide a baby's body near the town's sewage lagoons.

    An autopsy was conducted in Colorado Springs and determined that Degan drowned in a pool of stagnant water.

    Medina is to be advised of the charges against him July 19.

    Sheriff Brian Norton said a gag order requested by the public defender's office bars him from discussing the case or the suspect.

    Medina is also suspected in the 1996 disappearance of his wife, Kimberly Greene of Aurora, Colo. Authorities said Kimberly had asked for a divorce a week before she disappeared.

    Medina has said he had nothing to do with Kimberly's disappearance, and that she probably ran away.
     
  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55561359/kimberly-diane-medina

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    Kimberly Diane “Kimmy” GreeneMedina
    BIRTH
    30 Jul 1977
    DEATH 29 Oct 1996 (aged 19)
    BURIAL Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Aurora, Colorado
    MEMORIAL ID 55561359

    Murder Victim

    Kimmy was the beloved daughter of John and Jennifer Greene. She was also a loving and devoted mother. She'd married Michael Jim Medina in 1993, and they had two daughters, Nekka and Morissa. She was employed as a dispatcher with SuperShuttle at Denver International Airport. She was a hard worker and enjoyed her job. Michael was a violent and abusive man, who was arrested twice for domestic violence against Kim. Two days before her disappearance, she informed her father that she was going to leave her husband. Then, according to her husband, on October 29, 1996, she went to the store for cigarettes and never returned. He reported her missing two days later. He received custody of their two daughters and disappeared with them for over eight years. He later remarried, and was convicted of murdering his sixteen-month-old son, Degan. He is now behind bars serving a 48-year sentence. Kimmy has never been found, and is presumed deceased. Michael confessed the murder of Kimmy to his second wife, Becky, just a day before the murder of his son, when she threatened to leave him because of his violence toward her. He also threatened her life and that of the baby if she told anyone or left him. Kimmy's story was featured three times on the "Leeza" television show, and once on the "Dr. Phil" television show. She is survived by her parents, John and Jennifer Greene; her two daughters, Nekka and Morissa; two sisters, Kendra and Stephanie; three brothers, Joseph, Kevin and Brendan; and close family friend, Stephanie O'Bryan. They all love and miss her dearly. As she has never been found, this is Kimmy's only place of remembrance.
     
  20. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/11/17/justice-finally-served-in-1996-murder-of-aurora-woman/

    Justice Finally Served In 1996 Murder Of Aurora Woman
    November 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A case of justice that was delayed has finally served after a Colorado man was found guilty of killing his wife by burying her alive.

    Kimmy Greene-Medina and Michael Medina lived in Aurora. Their troubled marriage ended after three years in 1996. On Friday a judge sentenced Michael Medina to life in prison without parole.

    Kimmy Greene-Medina’s father, John Greene, said when Michael Medina filed a missing person report about his wife, he claimed Kimmy Greene-Medina left their Aurora apartment on her own wearing a heart-shaped ring, but years later he gave that very same ring to his second wife.

    Kimmy Greene-Medina was a 19-year-old mother of two little girls. She never had the chance to see Neeka and Marissa as they are now.

    “The weight was off my shoulders; the years and years or restless nights, it was done,” John Greene said.

    The big break in the case came in 2005 through Michael Medina’s confession about killing Kimmy Greene-Medina to his second wife, Becky Garel, who didn’t believe him at first.

    “At first, no, I thought it was a tactic of his to try and scare me, but then I soon realized yeah, he did,” Garel said.

    When she went to the police she says he followed through on a threat to kill their 16-month-old son, Degan. Degan’s body was reportedly found near a wastewater treatment plant in Monte Vista.

    Greene says Michael Medina confessed a second time to an inmate, and details about Kimmy Greene-Medina’s murder clinched a guilty verdict.

    Michael Medina also had a history of hitting his two wives.

    “You can leave and you probably should before it gets too late,” Garel said.

    Nobody knows where Kimmy Greene-Medina’s body is and Michael Medina isn’t talking.

    “Even though I haven’t found Kimmy’s remains, it’s okay,” Greene said. “We have been waiting so long for this day and this day is for Kimmy.”

    Her daughters led a final farewell with a balloon launch.

    Greene has been a tireless fighter for justice for his daughter. Even as the trial began he went looking for his daughter’s body at Cherry Creek State Park, hoping if he dug up her remains the judge would hand down a death sentence to Michael Medina.
     

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