In the hours before she was killed and in the days after her body was dumped at Lory State Park, police say the man suspected of killing of Kimberlee Graves searched online for news relating to missing people and bodies found in Fort Collins.
Khalid White faces eight felony charges in connection with Graves’ death. In addition to pinging White’s cellphone to identify his location during the investigation, police obtained a court order for a Google search history associated with his email account.
White has been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of felony murder, sexual assault with a weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, robbery, tampering with a deceased human body, identity theft and motor vehicle theft.
In Colorado, a suspect can be charged with felony murder if another person dies while the suspect is in the process of committing certain felonies. In this case, the robbery and sexual assault charges would each meet the criteria for a count of felony murder.
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►Timeline: Key dates in the investigation of Kimberlee Graves’ killing
Graves was first reported missing by a friend Dec. 8, 2017, and her body was found in Lory State Park on Jan. 9. The Larimer County coroner ruled her death a homicide by blunt force trauma and manual strangulation, with some evidence of possible sexual assault. Investigators believe Graves was last seen alive Dec. 4 and was most likely killed early Dec. 5, though the coroner’s office has not released an official time of death.
Based on attorney statements and testimony in court, below is a list of dates and the searches White reportedly made between Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. The list may not be all inclusive but includes all searches discussed at White’s preliminary hearing in June.
Searches tied to Khalid White’s email address
December 5, 2017:
- 7:38 a.m. “Wildlife parks”
- 7:38:50 a.m.: “Lory State Park in Bellvue, Colorado”
- 7:38:54 a.m.: “Directions to Lory State Park”
- 12:13 p.m.: Multiple searches for “news in Fort Collins”
- 4:50 p.m.: “News in Fort Collins”
- 6:22 p.m.: “News in Fort Collins” and “Fort Collins news”
- 8:31 p.m.: “The Coloradoan news”
December 6, 2017:
- 1:57 a.m.: Multiple searches for “news in Fort Collins” and “body found in Fort Collins”
December 7, 2017:
- 12:12 p.m.: “Fort Collins news”
- 5:29 p.m.: “Fort Collins news”
December 8, 2017:
- 7:50 a.m.: “Fort Collins news”
- 4:42 p.m.: “Fort Collins news”
- 4:43 p.m.: “Fort Collins news found body”
December 9, 2017:
- “Colorado missing report,” “missing persons in Larimer County,” and “the Fort Collins Coloradoan article, ‘Police investigate possible homicide in north Fort Collins'”
December 11, 2017
- “Colorado missing report,” and “crime tracker homicides in Larimer County”
December 16, 2017
- “Colorado missing report,” “missing persons in Larimer County,” “Crime Stoppers,” and “Larimer County Sheriff’s Office,” and two searches for “crime news”
December 19, 2017:
- Two searches for “People magazine article, Kimberlee Graves missing, Colorado, woman’s home found ransacked”; one search for “Chris Harris from People magazine,” “the Fort Collins article, ‘Missing Fort Collins woman’s home ransacked, car abandoned,’ ” ‘Police seeking information about missing woman from City of Fort Collins,’ (news release), ” “Larimer County Crime Stoppers,” and “a link to submit a tip for Larimer County Crime Stoppers.”
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