The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls reporting the possible sighting of Scottish Fugitive “Kim Gordon” in the Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys earlier today. Gordon is wanted in Scotland for rape and sexual assault, and reportedly went missing in Monterey County, Ca. earlier this month, according to officials.
San Luis Obispo County received similar “sightings” shortly after Gordon’s disappearance only to find the man reported as Kim Gordon was merely a handy-man soliciting work.
Today, Sheriff’s Deputies investigated each reported sighting, including reviewing video surveillance, only to determine that the reported sightings were not Gordon. It is possible that the same handy-man soliciting service in San Luis Obispo County is also soliciting work here, authorities stated.
To date, there have been no credible sightings of Gordon in the Santa Ynez or Lompoc Valley’s, and there is no credible information that Gordon is soliciting handy-man work door to door, said Kelly Hoover, public information officer for the Sheriff’s department.
The Sheriff’s office wants to remind the public to be diligent and cautious when approached at home or in public by persons soliciting work, or whom you do not know. If you are in need of work, seek assistance from a licensed contractor.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office takes all reports of suspicious persons seriously. They will continue to investigate any reported sightings of Gordon or the man soliciting home-repair services.