Derrell Robert Sims

Sims, circa 2011

  • Missing Since 12/10/2011
  • Missing From Detroit, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 21 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 150 - 175 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A gray and navy blue Nike hooded sweatshirt, a blue and white Detroit jacket, denim pants, a blue and white Detroit hat, and blue and white Air Max sneakers.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Sims's nickname is Rell. He has a small scar on his head and the following tattoos: the phrase "Fast Cash" across his knuckles, the phrase "Street King" on his hands, the word "Loyalty" on his face, the word "Blessed" on his neck, and tattoos on his arms. He had a mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Sims was last seen in the 5000 block of east Outer Drive in Detroit, Michigan on December 10, 2011. He went to pick up a friend from the hospital; the friend had been injured in a situation his family believes Sims was involved in. His family later found out that by the time Sims went to pick up his friend, he had already been released from the hospital.

Sims was driving his mother's car at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, his mother's car was found abandoned at Minnesota and Anglin on the east side of the city.

It's uncharacteristic of Sims to leave without warning. He left behind a girlfriend and two young children. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Detroit Police Department

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 18, 2018; casefile added.