RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police have reason to believe a Riverside woman who has been missing since September was murdered.

A bicyclist found Kimberly Dow’s body Saturday in a field near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street.

“Ms. Dow’s death has been determined to be the result of homicide,” said Sgt. David Amador.

Amador said her body had been wrapped.

“It was obvious someone was trying to conceal the fact that she was there,” he said.

The 30-year-old was last seen by her mother on Sept. 9, but she was reported missing two weeks later.

Amador said Dow was living with her boyfriend, Thomas Fulk, 35, who is a person of interest in the woman’s murder.

“He’s resisted and avoided all of our attempts to contact him,” said Amador.

Dow’s father fears Fulk is getting help from somebody.

“If you’re hiding him or if you’re helping him in any way….if he’s the killer of my daughter, then her blood is on your hands,” said Mike Dow.

Dow’s grieving mother, Lori, is left with unanswered questions about her daughter’s passing.

“(Fulk) is the one that can answer those questions. I mean, like my husband says…he needs to man up,” she said.

Court records showed Fulk has felony convictions for burglary and possession of controlled substances, as well as misdemeanor convictions for spousal abuse and battery.

A warrant was issued for Fulk’s arrest for probation violations.


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