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    PA - "The Boy in the Bag", Philadelphia, 1994 - Jerell Willis, 4

    Tomorrow, Philadelphia police will announce the identity of an unidentified boy. Sources say that they know who he is, how, and where he died.

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    Congratulations, and many thanks to those who continued to work this case!
    Thanks for posting this!

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    I've had my suspicions that the child may be D'Wan Sims. Let's see if they prove correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    I've had my suspicions that the child may be D'Wan Sims. Let's see if they prove correct.
    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful little boy.
    crying. poor, sweet little fellow.

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    These stories make me crazy. SHOW THE TEETH!!! In the re-characterization of the child, the lips are nearly sealed. SHOW THE TEETH. If they found a newly deceased child, they would have good teeth to either show in drawings or recreations, or actual photos.

    Why do they almost never do that? Why are they so secretive about the teeth, when that is the one real constant that is not re-created, it's not a best-guess or an artists concept, i'ts REALITY, in fact totally intact, and would end most of these questions immediately yes or no?

    GRR. It's like it's purposeful to withhold this easily identifiable info from the public.

    Maybe that should be my mark on this movement. So many people have specific goals, and specific impacts, maybe my personal goal in this missing person movement would be SHOW THE TEETH.

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    Perhaps it's because the teeth are not usually clearly visible in normal photographs of living people? That's the only thing I can think of. Many people deliberately try to hide their teeth especially if the teeth are decayed, have braces, etc.

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    I don't know, Meggily. I know people by their front teeth. I would either rule them out, or id them for sure, based on front teeth.

    When I look through these missing photos and the artists recreation of bodies, I see teeth in the missing photos and VERY often, the teeth are absent in the found bodies. It begins to look like something LE is holding back to ID bodies.

    Teeth are about he very last thing to decay. I am still stumped, with all the guessing they must have to do to recreate a facial expression, why they don't include something that requires no guessing whatsoever - the front teeth.

    I really feel like this is my mission.

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    Your arguments definately make sense and I think they're worth pursuing. Also, it's good to have a specific mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    I've had my suspicions that the child may be D'Wan Sims. Let's see if they prove correct.
    No, it can't be him. The boy found in Philadelphia, according to the article, was found in May of 1994. D'Wan disappeared December 11, 1994, seven months after the body was discovered in Philadelphia.

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    But who knows when D'Wan actually vanished? Certainly not when his mom said he did. And his case would fit the scenario of the caretaker killing the child and trying to conceal his disappearance as long as possible.

    The Philadelphia child may very well be someone else. But if it's not D'Wan I can't think of anyone whom it could be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    But who knows when D'Wan actually vanished? Certainly not when his mom said he did. And his case would fit the scenario of the caretaker killing the child and trying to conceal his disappearance as long as possible.

    The Philadelphia child may very well be someone else. But if it's not D'Wan I can't think of anyone whom it could be.
    Yeah, that's true. I wonder if he could have been missing 7 months without anyone reporting him gone, (even neighbors if not other family or friends). Unless whomever might have possibly harmed him did it between two residences. New neighbors wouldn't know of any children if mom or dad got rid of them before they got there.

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    Rene Romero is on my website and was in a situation like that; his mom and her boyfriend killed him and concealed his disappearance for several years by moving away immediately afterward, though the law caught up to them eventually. Michelle Pulsifer's mother and her boyfriend were able to conceal her death for DECADES by moving. But the law's caught up to them now as well.

    Since D'Wan (and Rene, and Michelle) were not old enough to be in school, I should think it would be at least slightly easier to hide it if they died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    Since D'Wan (and Rene, and Michelle) were not old enough to be in school, I should think it would be at least slightly easier to hide it if they died.
    I agree. And if you're the kind of person with the potential to brutally murder your own 4 year-old, I'm not sure that you'd have many friends to notice the child's disappearance or what kind of people those friends might be if you had them. The child in Philadelphia, they say, was beaten repeatedly almost from the time he was born. Don't know how many decent people they might have bonded with during the time they were beating this child ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatherineQ
    I don't know, Meggily. I know people by their front teeth. I would either rule them out, or id them for sure, based on front teeth.
    I gues with kids- since their teeth are always changing (falling out; dying and then being pulled, etc) so often, where one person saw a child with no teeth, another saw him with teeth- there are too many variables. IMO.

    It's a good question to ask... I'm sure there is a website around where you could ask that question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    Since D'Wan (and Rene, and Michelle) were not old enough to be in school, I should think it would be at least slightly easier to hide it if they died.

    I would still think that family would notice... grandma, something... In the missing perosn info on D'Wan, it says his mothers mother (his grandma) reported that her daughter was distraught (can't remember the exact wording) over her sons disappearance.. I would think grandma would have seen him in those 7 months.. I would hate think she was aware of D'Wan missing and helped her daughter cover it up...

    I am happy that they know the identity of this precious little guy and I hope the SOB who did this to him, is punished.

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