D’Wan Christian Sims
D'Wan, approximately 1994; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 24 (approximately 2014); D'Wan's mother, D'Wanna, in 1994; D'Wanna, approximately 2020
Date reported missing : 12/11/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/29/1990 (30)
Age at the time of disappearance: 4 years old
Height / Weight : 3'0, 50 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue hooded three-quarter length winter jacket over a yellow, blue and green windbreaker, dark blue sweatpants and low-top FILA sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. D'Wan's first name may be spelled "D'wan."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : D'Wan's mother, D'Wanna (who had the last name Harris in 1994 and was later known by her married name of D'Wanna Wiggins), told authorities that her son disappeared while shopping with her at The Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Michigan on December 11, 1994. Photos of D'wanna are posted with this case summary.
D'Wanna stated her son was walking along the corridor between the Target store and the main area of the shopping mall with her when he suddenly vanished at approximately 2:30 p.m. D'Wan has never been heard from again.
Investigators administered two polygraph tests to D'Wanna shortly after D'Wan disappeared. She failed both of them. Authorities stated that they did not believe her story and thought D'Wan was never at The Wonderland Mall with his mother the day he disappeared. No witnesses saw him there and he didn't show up on the tapes from the mall's twelve surveillance camera either. Witnesses did see D'Wanna arrive at the mall, alone, at 3:30 p.m., an hour after she says D'Wan disappeared.
D'Wanna has maintained her innocence and said in 1995 that she was in therapy to deal with her son's disappearance. She was never been charged in connection with her D'Wan's case due to lack of evidence, and no suspects have been identified. Her mother said D'Wanna was emotionally devastated by her son's disappearance. He had a life insurance policy taken out by his grandmother, but his grandmother said it was for D'Wan's college education and his mother didn't even know about it. D'Wan's father passed a polygraph in his son's disappearance and isn't considered a suspect. He said he believed D'Wanna was a good mother.
In the years following D'Wan's disappearance, his mother moved to Durham, North Carolina. She was living with her husband and children when she died there in 2020.
There have been numerous leads regarding D'Wan's whereabouts throughout the proceeding years, but all failed to produce any evidence and D'Wan remains missing. At the time of his disappearance he enjoyed watching television, especially the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show. His case remains open and unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Livonia Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children