Twenty years have past since Kimberly vanished. Her story is much like that of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped when she was just 11-years-old. But after 18 years, there's a happy ending for Jaycee. She was reunited with her family Saturday.
Jaycee's story is bringing renewed hope to Kimberly Norwood's mother, Janice.
"Oh I'm, I'm so happy for that mother. That's just got to be the best thing that could ever happen," said Janice Norwood, as she held back tears.
She hopes Jaycee's discovery will spark interest in her daughter's case. Since learning of Jaycee's return, she's spoken with the sheriff and officials at East Texas Baptist University about focusing on finding Kimberly.
"I talked with one of the local colleges here that now has a criminal justice course about them working on the case," said Norwood.
She says Jaycee Dugard's return, after being missing for 18 years, proves it’s possible her daughter Kimberly could still be out there waiting to be found and waiting to return to the family who loves her.
"It just gives such a renewed energy to know that this is possible; it’s very possible."
If you have any information on Kimberly Norwood's case, contact the Harrison County Sheriff's Office at 903-923-4000