Report, J. D. Church (GCSD): Interview,
Ted Kimble's handwritten notes are included.
Guilford County Sheriff's Department
1. Incident Number: 951009027
2. Victim's Name: PATRICIA GAIL KIMBLE
3. Day/Date/Time of Report: Fri Aug 30 10:07:49 EDT 1996
4. Narrative: TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH CARA DUDLEY, 274-5550
I CONTACTED CARA DUDLEY BY PHONE AGAIN IN REFERENCE TO PATRICIA
CONTACTING HER ABOUT THE INSURANCE TED HAD TAKEN ON HER JUST BEFORE
HER DEATH. CARA AND PATRICIA WERE VERY GOOD AND CLOSE FRIENDS.A
CARA STATED THAT SOMETIME AFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF
SEPTEMBER 1995, SHE THINKS IT WAS THE THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER,
PATRICIA CALLED HER AND STARTED TALKING ABOUT TED. SHE SAID THAT TED
WANTED TO BUY A MOTORCYCLE AND THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT HIM TO GET ONE.B
CARA SAID THAT PATRICIA TOLD HER THAT TED HAD TAKEN A VERY LARGE
LIFE INSURANCE POLICY OUT ON HER. SHE SAID THAT PATRICIA WAS VERY
UPSET AND TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULD HATE TO BELIEVE THAT TED WOULD DO
ANYTHING TO HER BUT SHE WANTED SOMEONE TO KNOW ABOUT THE INSURANCE
POLICY IN CASE SOMETHING DID HAPPEN TO HER. SHE ALSO SAID THAT SHE
DIDN'T SIGN ANYTHING TO GET THE POLICY AND THATD
TED MUST HAVE FORGED HER NAME IN ORDER TO GET THE POLICY.
CARA SAID THAT PATRICIA ALSO TALKED ABOUT TED BUYING THINGS THAT
THEY DID NOT NEED, LIKE A NEW CHAINSAW THAT HE ONLY USED ONCE AND
THAT WHEN HE DID BUY ANYTHING THAT HE WOULD ALWAYS BUY THE MOST
EXPENSIVE ITEM OF WHAT HE WANTED AT THE TIME. SHE WAS VERY UPSET
ABOUT THIS ALSO.
CARA SAID PATRICIA WENT ON TO SAY THAT SHE DIDN'T NEED ANY MORE LIFE
INSURANCE, THAT SHE HAD ENOUGHT AND MADE THE STATEMENT, "DO YOU KNOW
HOW MUCH MONEY TED WOULD HAVE IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME?, HE WOULD
HAVE A LARGE SUM AFTER THE BILLS WERE PAID.E
IT WAS AS THOUGH
PATRICIA REALLY THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO HER AND
WANTED HER BEST FRIEND TO KNOW. CARA DIDN'T TALK TO HER ABOUT IT
ANYMORE AND SAID THAT WHEN SHE HEARD THAT PATRICIA WAS DEAD THAT THE
FIRST THING SHE THOUGHT OF WAS WHAT PATRICIA HAD CALLED AND TOLD
CARA CALLED CRIMESTOPPERS AND GAVE THE INFORMATION AND SPOKE TO ME
AFTER LEAVING A NUMBER AT CRIMESTOPPERS. AT THAT TIME WHEN I SPOKE
WITH CARA SHE WAS VERY VERY UPSET AND COULD NOT STOP CRYING SHE DID
NOT GIVE ME HER NAME AT THAT TIME BECAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID THAT SHE
HAD INFORMATION THAT PATRICIA HAD TOLD HER THAT MIGHT MAKE SOMEONE
COME AFTER HER AND DO HARM TO HER.
3. Reporting Officer/Assignment: DET. J.D. CHURCH
A-Patricia and Cara used to be
really close. Scence Cara married David we hardly seen her.
Cara and David were in another Sunday School class so other than
speaking between services or on the phone we never seen them.
They never had any money to go anywhere. They have children so
were limited to what they could do. We never once double
dated. They may have come to our house 2 times but only the
first year we were married and we only went to their house a couple
times. Does this sound close to you?
B-Darrel kept bringing it up at
church. I'd speak of it in front of Patrica and she'd get mad
C-It wasn't a policy. It was
D-Several people knew.
E-Without the policy I wouldn't
have enough to pay the house off.
J.D. Church wrote this.