Kimora Monique Simon

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Above: Kimora, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 2015 from Flint, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'6, 21 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kimora was last seen in Flint, Michigan sometime in May of 2015. Her disappearance went unnoticed for many months. It finally came to the attention of authorities in November 2016, after a teacher saw suspicious marks on her five-year-old brother and filed a child abuse report with Michigan's Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). A DHHS employee went to Kimora's family's home in the Evergreen Regency apartment complex in Flint to investigate, realized Kimora wasn't there and asked where she was.

    Kimora's mother, Erika Shantae Finley, said she was with her father, Khairy Joshuawon Simon, who lived in Detroit, Michigan. This wasn't true, however. Subsequently investigation revealed that Kimora's relatives hadn't seen her in over a year, her parents had given conflicting explanations for her disappearance, and Khairy's girlfriend of eight months had never met her. Photos of Erika and Khairy are posted below this case summary.

    Kimora's older siblings were removed from home and placed in protective custody in a foster home. In December, Erika and Khairy were both charged with felony murder, child abuse, evidence tampering and lying to police. Authorities believe they beat the child to death, wrapped her body in a white plastic trash bag and took it away from the apartment in a backpack. They think Khairy buried the remains by a set of railroad tracks near the Evergreen Regency complex. An extensive search turned up no clues, however, and police think it's possible her body was removed from its grave by animals.

    The two suspects are awaiting trial. Foul play is suspected in Kimora's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

    Khairy Simon Erika Finley
    Left: Khairy Simon;
    Right: Erika Finley

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Henrico County Police
    804-501-5000

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Flint News
    Fox 2 Detroit

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 14, 2016; casefile added.

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