Earlier this week, according to WDIV Detroit, almost 25 years to the day after 4-year-old D’wan Sims went missing from the Wonderland Mall in Livonia, a man who thinks he might be the missing child appeared at the Livonia Police Department.

The man, who was not identified, gave a DNA sample to the police to test to see if he was actually the missing child.

On Dec. 11, 1994, at the Wonderland Mall in Livonia, D’Wan Sims was reported missing. His mother, Dwanna Harris, told police that while shopping with her, he had disappeared.

The surveillance video showed Harris at the mall but did not show her son. Which prompted investigators to conclude that he was never at the mall in the first place. The family has become the focal point of suspicion.

In 2009, Sgt. Shelley Holloway was identified by The Associated Press as the only officer who remained on the force at the time when Sims vanished. She, too, questioned the story given to police by Harris.

Harris— now known as Dwanna Jackson— said in that same report that it hurt her when people asked about her missing son, but hoped that she would see him again.

“Hopefully, we’ll be having one of those, ‘How does it feel that he’s finally home?’ days,” she said in a telephone interview.

Captain Ron Taig of the new LPD told WDIV that he also saw the security footage, and he claims that they never saw Sims at the mall with his mother. No one has ever been convicted due to a lack of evidence in the disappearance.

It is unclear when the DNA test results will be returned to the police.

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