PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – Family and friends of Kimberly Lindsey, the Palm Beach school nurse whose body was found in Clewiston last week, gave a tearful goodbye at a Memorial service attended by nearly one thousand people Wednesday afternoon.
“Know we have your back and your daughters will be loved and cared for,” said her good friend Karen Dietrick.
Wendy Zoberman, a friend of Lindesy’s, said, “She had a heart as big as Texas and gave far more than she ever received.”
Investigators believe her killer was her ex-husband, Dr. Albert Lambert, who died Sunday from a drug overdose.
Lindsey’s decapitated body was found last Wednesday in a Hendry County sugar cane field. Investigators said it appears Lindsey was attacked and killed Oct. 27 inside her home in Palm Beach Country Estates.
Blood evidence linked Lambert to his ex-wife’s murder, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Lindsey’s blood was found on his clothing at a residence Lambert owned in Miami, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Lambert was tracked him to his sister’s home where he died. Now the couple may be in legal trouble because they allegedly tried to move the body instead of notifying police of his death.
Investigators said they saw it themselves.
“They were down there on the surveillance waiting for us to get down there with the arrest warrant and they saw a male and female come out of the residence struggling to carry a body, wrapped up in a sheet,” said Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
A spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it would be up the Miami Police Department to determine if charges would be filed against Lambert’s sister and her boyfriend.
Investigators said the couple had gone through a contentious divorce earlier this year and Lambert had publicly shown anger over alimony and child support.
The couple leaves behind three children Sarah Lambert, 20, Sofia Lambert, 18, and Savannah Lambert, 16. At the service Sarah Lambert astonished everyone relating that at a low point in her parents divorce her father came down with the flu. “My mom called him and offered him medicine and homemade soup.” “My mom had more love in her than I ever thought was possible.” Toward the end of her euology Lambert encouraged everyone to “Breathe out love like Kim. That’s who my mom was and who I want to be and I think she would be happy to know that.”
Lindsey was the school nurse at Bak Middle School of the Arts. School officials said they would rename the clinic at the West Palm Beach school in her memory.