Desmond Santonio Dix

Left: Desmond circa, 1996

Right: Age Progressed to age 37

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 30, 1996

Missing From: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: March 28, 1979

Age: 16 years old

Height and Weight: 5’6″ and 135 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Brown hair, Desmond’s left eye is brown and his right eye is gray

NCMEC Number: 1261021

Details of Disappearance

Desmond Dix was abducted by two individuals at gunpoint on January 30th 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was taken in broad daylight as he sat inside of a car with his brother who managed to escape the attack. Desmond was never seen or heard from again after this.

Investigators were able to locate the two people who abducted Desmond and they were criminally charged in the case but were released due to lack of evidence in the case. Nothing more is known about the case.

Investigators believed that a skull found in 2009 with a gunshot wound might’ve been Desmond. The remains were located in a wooded area not far from where Desmond was kidnapped. The possibility was ruled out by dental records and the remains were later identified as 15 year old Alan Watson, who disappeared in 2001 from Decatur, Georgia.

Desmond remains missing and his case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Atlanta Police Department 404-546-5699

Source Information 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project