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Title: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Desespere on October 15, 2007, 09:20:36 PM
Kimberley Gallup
Age: 17
COD: Strangled
DOB: October 31, 1973
Date found: November 21, 1990
Location found: Victoria, BC
Date last seen: November 21, 1990
Location last seen: Victoria, BC
STW

Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - STW - Kimberley Gallup, 18, of Victoria, BC, was working as a prostitute and was picked up by a man wearing a pink and green ski jacket. She was found at 4 a.m. Nov.21/90 in a room at the Colony Motor Inn, strangled. Police believe the killer lives in the Lower Mainland and may be connected to the deaths of three other prostitutes.
http://www.missingpeople.net/listofmurderedwomen.htm

Edited to include DOB





Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kindheart on January 09, 2008, 12:27:04 AM
Police believe the killer lives in the Lower Mainland and may be connected to the deaths of three other prostitutes.

Well, the Pickton farm evidence is far from over. More cases will be added from Victoria since Nancy Greek went missing after Kimberly.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kindheart on January 09, 2008, 02:59:23 PM
Also, what type of man wears a pink and green ski jacket?

All i can think of is it was the early 1990's and colours for men were big. He also may have "borrowed it" from someone, maybe a girlfriend or removed it from another past victim? He maybe he likes to be more feminine once and a while?? I do recall mens fashions were rather more unisex at that time. I like the "he took it from someone else" theory better though. Maybe he is a closet case cross dresser?
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: WhisperOfHope on April 15, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
Think about the time people, that wasn't very girly in the 90's. I do not believe this is connected to the Pickton brothers. She was taken and murdered here, not much of it fits with their M.O. I have been researching this case, as well as many others.
These are real murder cases, I think people are almost poking fun at it when you say things like " I wonder what type of pants and shoes he was wearing" and " what kind of man wears that anyways". Can you believe if her family members saw this post. I am ashamed of how people can become that distant from the murder itself and talk that way.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: me on April 15, 2009, 04:09:46 PM
Whisper - I very much doubt that Despere was being at all flippant when she questioned the rest of the POI wardrobe.  What she is getting at is was the jacket in character with the rest of his get-up?

Your opinions are respected, but not necessarily agreed with.  That is true of all posters on this board.  But I must say, if you stick around and really look at the investment that Despere puts into her research, you will understand why I say that she is the last person that would ever disrespect a victim or their family.

Please keep perusing the board and keep sharing your opinions.  While I am disagreeing with you on this one, I believe your comment is a good eye opener to us all to really consider how our posts might be viewed by a newcomer and especially the victim's family.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: me on April 15, 2009, 04:11:19 PM
Whisper - I meant that all posters on the board will have times where they disagree with other posters, but the goal is to respect each other.  Not sure if my wording was misleading
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Chris on April 15, 2009, 11:22:22 PM
No one means any harm, and no way Des was being disrespecful. Sorry it was seen that way.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup ? Novmber 21, 1990 ? Age 17 ? Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Barefoot on May 28, 2009, 02:20:52 PM
Kim Gallup was a friend of mine, I'm just glad that there are people out there thinking about her...
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kimmy4everinmyheart on November 03, 2009, 04:43:33 PM
Kimberly Gallup was my best friend , I was with her the night she died and also was one of the people who had the misfortune of finding her.I am curious to know who barefoot is and how you knew her.I miss kimmy everyday that goes bye and there is nothing more I want then to have her killer brought to justice!! the description of the jacket is exactly how it is and the pants and shoes he was wearing were runners and jeans.myself and another girl last saw kimmy getting into a cab with the man on government st and view after speaking with him briefly.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: lostlinganer on November 03, 2009, 07:11:11 PM
for what it's worth....back in the late 80's early 90's..... pink, purple, lime green, bright yellow/combinations were big at the ski resorts.  They were super bright, super light and super warm.... guys and gals often had matching sets.
Maybe this guy was a skier or had a family member that skied.
--or, this may have been a jacket he was given on the street or at a shelter.
Here's an example of what ski guys wore back then:

http://www.zippitydodog.com/column/21
Quote
Smith offers another reason why he doesn’t purchase clothes from earlier generations but tends to purchase stuff from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. “It’s recent enough for people to laugh at,” says Smith. “If you go back too far then people appreciate it. Its just cool, not funny.”
And even if a person isn’t into wearing the clothes themselves, there is something down right hilarious about seeing a neon pink and black one-piece ski suit on the slopes or après ski. There may be a few snickers but chances are its because skiers are remembering the time they once owned, and wore, the same style ski suit. They can relate to retro ski clothes because it was what they grew up with. They remember when the clothes were in fashion and can appreciate its re-emergence onto the ski hill. Chances are they once owned similar clothes.

Thrift stores provide enthusiasts like Allen and Smith with a source for tracking down retro ski attire. Generally second-hand clothing is inexpensive, but depending on the store, some retro ski clothes can be pricey.
The most I paid was $25 for a one-piece neon pink and yellow suit,” says Smith. “The price I’ll pay depends on the quality and fit of a piece of clothing.”

Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Chris on November 04, 2009, 11:07:23 PM
Hello,

I am very sorry about your friend. It is too bad this in not solved yet. I think the police must have a POI obviously.

Barefoot has not posted in a long time, but maybe try sending a PM to see if they respond.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: sherrimurdoch on August 20, 2010, 10:07:29 AM
Does anyone know if this horrible murder was ever solved? The last time I talked to her we had a conversation trying to ger her to return home and off the streets.  I went to school with Kim and still think about her to this day.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: SAP on August 20, 2010, 11:07:19 AM
I'm sorry about your friend. I couldn't find anything on info that the case has been solved.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Chris on August 21, 2010, 10:47:44 PM
I too am very sorry about your friend.

It does not apepar to be solved yet, it was not closed as of 3 years ago so I assume it is still open. I do hope time has not run out and the person can still be caught and convicted.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Barefoot on August 28, 2010, 10:43:25 AM
I am also wondering about the progress if any that has come in the last 20 years. Wow, has it really been that long...Cold case? I am curious to know if you knew of anyone she was seeing-aside from work? I lived with kimmy (as runaways) just before she went onto the streets of Vic. I want to know if DNA was taken, and if she could possibly of known her KILLER. 
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: SAP on August 28, 2010, 11:48:06 AM
Partial snippet quote from Des, page 1:

(quote)
My "feeling" on the jacket is the jacket was not his regular jacket, unless many men wore a pink and green jacket in Victoria that year, why was this jacket so hard to find? What if no one else wore a jacket like that in Victoria in 1990. I was around in the 1980s and I can tell you the pink and green, pink and purple, pink and yellow jackets were not seen on a lot of men, women yes, but certainly not men, unless they were very up with fashion, confident in their ability to wear pink or so poor they couldn't get anything else.(unquote)

IMO, either he planned to do this murder and got this jacket at a thrift shop quickly and got rid of it after; or he was possibly a homeless person and had no other choice but to wear the jacket. If no one recognized or saw the jacket afterwards on anyone on the streets, chances are, as Des said, it wasn't his regular jacket.
Why would anyone want to kill Kimberly? Was he a serial killer and just chose Kimberly? At any rate it doesn't sound random, imo.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Barefoot on August 28, 2010, 01:27:50 PM
Farwest jackets ? She was found in a hotel room at the colony...was it paved in 1990?
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Barefoot on August 28, 2010, 01:30:00 PM
I am also curious to know if there were any similar cases in kamloops at this time, or soon after?
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: thinkofyoueveryday on April 22, 2011, 10:25:16 PM
hi there, just a quick mention to the moderator. Kimmy's birthday was October 31 1973. I noticed that her DOB was not complete :)  Her murder is a cold case that is revisited by investigators every few years but fails to come up with any new leads. I was the last person to see her alive before she left with someone in a cab that night and my sister was the first person on scene to find her in their shared hotel room, DNA was taken from her as well as various items in the room. I'm still hopeful that DNA databases will finally reveal the identity of her murderer after all these years!!
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: Chris on April 27, 2011, 11:18:10 PM
Thanks for the message. The date has been changed. I am sorry about your friend, and I do hope over time, that DNA catches the person who did this.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kimmy4everinmyheart on July 17, 2011, 03:01:27 PM
The man did not seem uncomfortable in the Jacket, he wore it as if he had worn everyday of his life, he seemed not to be a man without confidence but unsure of himself and nervous about approaching women in the lifestyle... he clearly knew who he wanted to speak too as there were 3 of us , I spoke to him he asked to speak to my "friend" .......I play the scene out from beginning to the very end in my head constantly and although so many yrs have blurred some of it and pieces may not come till after I have started recalling the events which led to my best friend bein taken from us forever, I still have so many "why's " and "what if's"

I need her Killer whether it be this stranger she drove off with in a taxi or someone else to be found and brought to Justice , I will not be able to find peace with her loss untill then!


I love you Kimberly Dawn Gallop forever in my heart , I miss you </3
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: leonagleant on January 24, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
hmmh - can you explain further about this man who was confident and women in the lifestyle?? Not sure what to make of this exactly. Maybe a better description of this suspect would help. And did police ever pick him up for questioning?
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kimmy4everinmyheart on April 17, 2018, 08:21:48 PM
hmmh - can you explain further about this man who was confident and women in the lifestyle?? Not sure what to make of this exactly. Maybe a better description of this suspect would help. And did police ever pick him up for questioning?
I sat with sketch artist day after Kimmy was murdered so vicpd have a detailed description. To sit now and recall every detail I gave is hard now it's 28 yrs since. But everything I've said in past posts about his clothing are accurate as he stood inches from me and spoke to me. The jacket was not “pink” it had pink Accents.
Title: Re: Kimberley Gallup - Novmber 21, 1990 - Age 17 - Murdered - Victoria
Post by: kimmy4everinmyheart on April 17, 2018, 08:23:31 PM
 I don't share alot about that night as it causes distress for me and with so many yrs that have passed and somethings have faded , the time between when i was told something might be wrong with her and seeing her body in our room is etched very clearly in my mind i am haunted with nightmares repeating that night to this very day. The vicpd contacted me some yrs ago to to inform me that they were still looking into her case and if i could remember anything from that night. It is unsolved and no new evidence has come to light.