AK DASHAWN MCCORMICK: Missing from Anchorage, AK - 1 April 2013 - Age 4

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has added Dashawn McCormick to its database as a missing person. The now 6-year-old boy from Anchorage has officially been missing since April 1, 2013, according to the center. Step-grandmother Judy Holmes, who lives in Big Lake with boyfriend Michael Gearing, said she hasn’t seen the boy since July 4, 2012. The child’s father and step-mother are both incarcerated, she said.

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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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I really don't understand why Dashawn's case got next to no publicity. It's the same circumstances we've heard so many times.



Da'Shawn lived with his father, Floyd Leroy Lee Jr., in Anchorage, Alaska in 2013. On April 1 of that year, the police came to their home to arrest Lee on federal fraud charges. Da'Shawn wasn't with him and he has refused to reveal the child's whereabouts.

Lee was sentenced to prison for fraud, as was Da'Shawn's stepmother, Mary Elizabeth Transki. Both have since been released. Da'Shawn's mother, Jasmine McCormick, who lives in Alabama, now has full custody of him. She stated she left Lee in March 2012, taking her three other children but leaving Da'Shawn because Lee had full custody at the time.

Jasmine described Lee as abusive and said she left because she was in fear of her life. She last spoke to Da'Shawn in June 2012. Transki's mother said she last saw Da'Shawn on July 4, 2012. After that, whenever her grandchildren came to visit her, Da'Shawn wasn't among them.

After Da'Shawn's father and stepmother were arrested, a witness came forward and said Da'Shawn's stepmother had claimed she had killed the child and buried him on her property. When police asked Da'Shawn's stepmother about this, however, she said this never happened.

Da'Shawn may be in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough area. His mother hopes he was given to another family before Lee's arrest. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear and his case remains unsolved.
 

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