Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Delano was last seen on August 27, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana at approximately 12:02 p.m. His father, Willie Wilson, called 911 at 12:02 p.m., August 27, to report that he had just been robbed and that someone had taken his 6-week-old son. When officers arrived, they found Wilson lying in an alley near Chase and Henry streets on Indianapolis' Near Westside. Wilson told police that he had been walking with his son in his arms when a car pulled up and a man and woman got out and robbed him and took Delano.
As investigators canvassed the neighborhood, searching for Delano and witnesses to the robbery. A detective noticed a surveillance camera perched atop a business near the scene in the 1400 block of West Henry Street. Detectives reviewed the tape and discovered that the man in the video was not carrying a child in his arms at the time of the alleged robbery.
In the initial search for the child Aug. 27, police used a K9 unit to track the baby's scent to a wooded area west of South Harding Street and north of Oliver Avenue, near the CSX railroad tracks. Searchers combed through wooded areas, vacant lots and buildings and used sonar cameras to search the nearby White River -- all to no avail. The FBI also took part in the search.
In 2014, police obtained a warrant to search Wilsonís home where they found blood on the 6-week-oldís blanket, in the sink, and in the bathtub.
Based on the findings in the investigation detectives believe that Delano Wilson is dead and say that Willie Wilson's testimony is inconsistent with video surveillance and witness statements.
Willie Wilson has been charged with Delano's murder.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (Indiana)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children