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A Grieving Husband Was Cleaning Out His Wife’s Closet—What He Finds Inside A Box Changes Everything

When you get married to someone, you think you know them inside and out; you pinned down their quirks and oddities, good and bad habits, moods, strengths, and weaknesses.

After the wedding everything seems to be perfect.

In 2004, the couple named, Lori and Blake Ruff were married. They were living the American dream, even having a daughter four years later.

Lori had kept a secret, which she never shared much about her family or her past. She told her in-laws her parents were deceased and she had no living relatives.

She even never allowed her in-laws to see their grandchild. This caused a strain on Blake and Lori’s marriage. Both of them went through marriage counseling. In 2010, they divorced. Lori became increasingly unstable.

After the divorce, she started sending threatening messages to Blake and her in-laws. She still wouldn’t let any of them see the little girl she’d had with Blake.

On Christmas Eve of 2010, Lori was found dead in her home of an apparent suicide.

Blake went through all of his ex-wife’s papers and files. He couldn’t believe what a Pandora’s box he’d opened.

There was a lunch box with ID cards with many different names. He found a birth certificate that contained another name that was unfamiliar to him. Blake even found two suicide notes.

The most shocking revelation is that Lori Ruff was Kimberly McLean. McLean had been a missing teenager since 1986. It took the police some time to locate her parents. But once they were found, Kimberley’s parents confirmed her true identity.

According to her parents, she didn’t get along with her stepfather. She left home and started impersonating other people. Eventually, Kimberley changed her name to Lori Erica Kennedy and moved to Dallas. There, she met and married Blake Ruff.





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