Sean Wayne Evans

Left: Sean circa 1984 Right: Age Progressed to age 37

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 17, 1984 from Watertown, Jefferson County, New York

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: November 25, 1981

Age: 2 years old

Height and Weight: 3’0″; 40 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Sean has a one inch birthmark between his shoulder blades, he also has a scar with another birthmark on his forehead, Sean is uncircumcised

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow jacket, red pants and blue sneakers with white stripes

Circumstances of Disappearance

Sean Wayne Evans was last seen in Watertown, New York on May 17th 1984. He was last seen playing with his red toy ball while he was outside of his residence in the 300 block of Water Street. He was accompanied by his mother, Connie Evans, and younger brother, Steven Evans.

Sean vanished while his mother went inside to answer a phone call from her brother who asked about spark plugs for his car. She went inside at approximately 5:30 pm. She was only gone for 2 minutes and by the time she went back outside, Sean was gone. He was never seen or heard from again.

Authorities believe that Sean may have drowned in the Black River which runs swiftly along the Evans house. The ball Sean was seen playing with was found on his driveway near the banks. Investigators theorized that Sean dropped the ball and was chasing it when he fell into the river and drowned. His body was never recovered.

Sean’s family does not believe that the boy fell into the river but was abducted by a stranger while outside. He did not know the phrase “stranger danger” and could’ve easily been lured away from his home and taken into a car. Their were sightings of Sean after his disappearance.

Due to lack of evidence, Seans case is classified as a non family abduction and his case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Watertown Police Department


NCMEC Number: 601206

Source Information:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network