North American Missing Persons Network
 
Sarah Arielle Skiba

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Above Images: Left and Center: Skiba, circa 1999
Far Right: Age-progression to 22 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 7, 1999 from Westminster, Grand County, Colorado
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 27, 1989
  • Age: 9
  • Height: 4'5"
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde; curly
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Red mark across
    the bridge of nose. May wear hair in a ponytail.
  • AKA: "Missy", "Peanut"
  • NCIC Number: M-189767312
  • Case Number: 9950288; NCMC860296


  • Details of Disappearance
    Sarah was with her father, Paul Skiba, during a weekend visitation. Paul, Sarah, and an employee, Lorenzo Chivers, were last seen in Morrison, CO at a moving job. Since their disappearance, evidence has been found in Paul's place of business that would lead investigators to believe that all three are victims of foul play. The moving truck they used was parked with bullet holes, blood and a bloody piece of scalp inside. A DNA test revealed that the blood belonged to Paul and Sarah Skiba, the scalp to Paul. Chivers, who has also not been seen since, was the father of a son and daughter the same age as Sarah.

    Investigators learned that the truck had left the lot at about 9 p.m. and was returned about midnight. Police theorize the three were killed at the lot and the truck was used to dispose of their bodies. It was then driven back to the lot and parked. No trace of the three has ever been found.

    There has been speculation that Paul was killed because of a drug dispute, and that Sarah, unfortunately, was an innocent witness. It is unclear what role Chivers may have played. An award has been offered by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons and Crime Stoppers.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Thornton Police Department
    (720) 977-5081


    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    CBS4-TV
    The Denver Channel