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.
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