Friday, 7/27/1990 - Charlotte, NC
Earlier that morning:
Dr. Friedland claims to have waved good-bye to Kim & Elliot, who were standing in the doorway.
K. O’Neill calls to confirm with Kim that she is to babysit later in the morning. No answer.
Nancy calls to see how Elliot is feeling but there is no answer. She thinks it’s odd that Kim hasn’t turned on the answering machine if she were out.
She continues to call throughout the morning to see if Kim & Elliot were up for meeting at the JCC pool that afternoon as planned. No answer. No answering machine on. Very odd. Did Elliot get much sicker and she had to take him to the ER??
Babysitter calls again. No answer. No machine.
Anderson HVAC calls. And again, O’Neill tries. No answer.
Kim is to take Elliot to a Gymboree class. They do not show up.
The babysitter makes one last attempt to contact Kim. No answer. It is at this time that she is supposed to babysit for Elliot as Kim has a hair appointment.
Kim does not show up for her hair appointment.
According to Dr. Hudson in his deposition, the time of death, according to rigor and livor, was between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. When pressed further, he claims that it is “reasonably likely” that the hours are in a window between 2:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. He also said that considering the fact that the victim did not answer any phone calls starting at 8:45 a.m., it would make it more likely that she was killed before 8:45 a.m.
According to Dr. Baden, a forensic pathologist, in his opinion, “to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, is that it’s more likely that Kim Thomas died before 7:30 a.m. rather than after 7:30 a.m.”