Scott Andreas Sims

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Above: Scott, circa 1961

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 9, 1961 from Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 1, 1950
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Scott wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Andy. His last name at birth was Douglass.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black winter coat, a black turtleneck sweater, blue jeans and a black knitted cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Scott was last seen in Wichita Falls, Texas on the afternoon of December 9, 1961. He was alone with his older brother at their home in the 4600 block of Stanford when he went to go play outside sometime between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. He has never been heard from again. His mother returned home at 2:30 p.m. and couldn't find Scott. The family searched for him without success before reporting his disappearance to police at 8:00 p.m.

    Scott and his family had lived in Wichita Falls for only a short time prior to his disappearance. He and his brother lived with their mother and stepfather and had taken their stepfather's last name; their biological father lived with his second wife in California in 1961. Scott was a fifth-grade student at Jefferson Elementary School and was in the Boy Scouts. He apparently vanished without a trace; very little evidence is available as to his fate.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wichita Falls Police Department
    940-761-7762

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    Source Information
    The Times Record News
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 14, 2010; date of birth added.

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