Nightside Report Dec. 10, 2020: Mother of D’Wan Sims dies without answers in son’s 1994 disappearance

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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 5, 2020.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 5, 2020. (WDIV)

Mother of D’Wan Sims dies without answers in son’s 1994 disappearance

DETROIT – Local 4 has been following the disappearance of D’Wan Sims for nearly 26 years.

After years of tips, clues and dead ends, his mother, Dwanna Wiggins moved to North Carolina, where she passed away Monday. Police claim she died from a heart attack.

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Metro Detroit weather: Rain, snow are both in the forecast

Unseasonably mild temperatures will continue through half of the weekend, but that begins a noticeable transition that will take us through the end of next week.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Two Ann Arbor police officers were nearly run down by a man who was aiming at them with his car, police said. Click here to read more.
  • Warren police said a burglary suspect made a promise he wasn’t going back to jail before he tried to run officers over. Click here to read more.
  • The Warren City Council is refusing to pay nearly $5 million in city bills because the administration won’t pay for legal services that Mayor Jim Fouts says the council sought “illegally” earlier this year. Click here to read more.
  • For the eighth year in a row, someone dropped off a South African Gold Krugerrand into a Red Kettle at the Kroger store near 9 Mile Road and Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores. Click here to read more.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that the state is working on a distribution plan that will take effect the minute the vaccines arrive. She didn’t set definitive plans because everything is still in flux. Whitmer said she believes Michigan will start seeing doses within a few days and wants everyone to have the opportunity to get vaccinated.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.