Left and Center: Sean circa, 1984
Right: Age Progressed to age 37
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 17, 1984
Missing From: Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: November 25, 1981
Age: 2 years old
Height and Weight: 3’0″ and 40 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian 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
NCMEC Number: 601206
Details 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. There were sightings of Sean after his disappearance. Apparently after he disappeared, his cloths were found folded by the railroad tracks. No other trace of him has been found.
Sean has never been found and his disappearance remains unsolved. Some agencies continue to list Sean as a possible non family abduction.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Watertown Police Department
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children