By Jeremy Maready
Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 1:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 4:21 p.m.
BARTOW | The boyfriend of a Lake Wales woman missing since 2001 has been arrested and charged with killing her, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Dion Kaseta, 50, was indicted by a Polk County grand jury on Wednesday for second-degree murder. He is currently in jail in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kimberly Bumbalough Mimmovich, who was 37 at the time of her disappearance, went missing Dec. 8, 2001 in Deerfield Beach after telling Kaseta she wanted to see the sun rise over the beach in the quiet of a Sunday morning, police said at the time.
Kaseta told police he last saw her walking near the water in Deerfield Beach.
Her disappearance baffled police and left her mother, her daughter and other members of her Polk County family in anguish.
Detectives in Polk and Broward counties told her mother, Dorothy Bumbalough, that her disappearance was suspicious.
At the time of her disappearance, Mimmovich and Kaseta had been dating for about four months. They had met at Gator Promotions in Winter Haven where they both worked.
The couple had driven to Deerfield Beach on Dec. 8, 2001 where Kaseta’s sister lived.
Kaseta showed Mimmovich his sister’s house so she could find her way there, dropped her off at the beach then drove back to his sister’s home. The two were supposed to meet later that day, but Mimmovich never arrived, police said.
Kaseta told police he searched the beach for several hours and then filed a missing person’s report with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.