D’Wan Christian Sims

D'Wan, circa 1994; Age-progression to age 24 (circa 2014); Dwanna Harris in 1994

  • Missing Since 12/11/1994
  • Missing From Livonia, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 10/29/1990 (29)
  • Age 4 years old
  • Height and Weight 3'0, 50 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description 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 African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. D'Wan's first name may be spelled "D'wan."

Details of Disappearance

D'Wan's mother, Dwanna Harris (who later married and changed her name to Dwanna Jackson), told authorities that her son disappeared while shopping with her at The Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Michigan on December 11, 1994. A photograph of Harris is posted with this case summary.

Harris stated that D'Wan 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 Harris shortly after D'Wan disappeared. She failed both of them. Authorities stated that they did not believe Harris's story and believed 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 Harris arrive at the mall, alone, at 3:30 p.m., an hour after she says D'Wan disappeared.

Harris has maintained her innocence and said in 1995 that she was in therapy to deal with her son's disappearance. Relations between law enforcement and Harris have been strained due to their conflicting beliefs, but Harris told the media she keeps in contact with all agencies regarding D'Wan's case.

Harris has never been charged in connection with her D'Wan's case due to lack of evidence, and no suspects have been identified. Her mother says Harris 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 Harris didn't even know about it.

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.

Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 1, 2018; picture added.