Charges filed in case of Vail Pass remains
BOULDER, Colorado – Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a Colorado inmate suspected in four deaths.
Scott Lee Kimball was charged Tuesday in Boulder County, Colorado, with one count of second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, Terry Kimball, and another count in the deaths of Jennifer Marcum, LeAnn Emry and Kaysi McLeod.
Marcum was a federal witness against one of Kimball’s former cell mates, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. McLeod’s mother was once married to Kimball, and Emry, 24, had dated another of Kimball’s cell mates, the affidavit said.
Emry’s body was found in eastern Utah in March. Terry Kimball’s remains were found in the Vail Pass area this summer. McLeod’s remains were found previously in northwest Colorado.
Kimball had agreed after he was sentenced in Boulder last December for theft to lead authorities to the remains of Marcum, Emry and Terry Kimball, the affidavit said. He agreed to plead guilty to a single count of second-degree murder if their remains could be recovered, but Marcum’s body has not been found.
In addition to the 48-year sentence from December, Kimball was sentenced in June to more than five years in prison on a weapons conviction. He is being held in Boulder County on the new charges in lieu of $2 million bail.
Kimball’s public defender Megan Ring did not return a phone message seeking comment. Kimball is due to be arraigned Thursday.