Missing Persons

Homebody Mom Still Missing, 2 Weeks After Mysterious Car Crash

Kimberly Flint didn't like to drive or leave the house, but her car was found left in neutral with the keys still inside after a one-vehicle crash two towns away. She hasn't been seen since. 

Family and police in Rusk County, Texas are desperately searching for a woman who vanished after a one-vehicle crash two weeks ago. The 2016 green Jeep Grand Cherokee was discovered in neutral, crashed into a cement guardrail on the side of Highway 84 in Reklaw not far from a bridge, according to NBC News. Kimberly Flint’s set of car keys were left in the car but there was no sign of the 57-year-old woman.

She had last been heard from on the afternoon of Sept. 26 at around 3 o'clock, according to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

Flint’s son James “Corbett” Flint told Dateline that his mother doesn’t like driving at all, so it would be unusual for her to be out for a drive. She also didn’t like leaving her home in Laneville. Reklaw is a few towns over.

The day she disappeared, she had called her husband asking him to bring her home some food.

“If she has passed, I hope it was peaceful,” James Flint told KLTV in Tyler, Texas. “I just want to bring her home. I want to put her to rest. I want to find her.”

Search crews, a drone and cadaver dogs have been searching the area where the mother vanished to no avail.

However, police do not think she left the road.

"Does not look like that she left the asphalt. Maybe she was walking down a road, somebody stopped to assist her," Sheriff Jeff Price told KYTV on Tuesday. "And possibly [she] got into the vehicle whether willingly or unwillingly."

Despite the theory, police have not yet officially declared a belief that there was foul play.

The family has put up a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to finding Kim Flint. Crime Stoppers has added $1,000 to that amount.

[Photo: Rusk County Sheriff’s Office]

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