Tue. May 28th, 2024

Kimora Monique Simon was last seen in Flint, Michigan sometime in May of 2015. Her disappearance went unnoticed for a year and a half, during with time her parents collected $7,300 in public assistance checks for her.

The fact that Kimora was missing finally came to the attention of authorities in November 2016, after a teacher saw suspicious marks on her five-year-old brother and filed a child abuse report with Michigan’s Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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A DHHS employee went to Kimora’s family’s home in the Evergreen Regency apartment complex in Flint to investigate, realized Kimora wasn’t there and asked where she was. Kimora’s mother, Erika Shantae Finley, said she was with her father, Khairy Joshuawon Simon, who lived in Detroit, Michigan.

Kimora Monique Simon was last seen in Flint, Michigan sometime in May of 2015. Her disappearance went unnoticed for a year and a half, during with time her parents collected $7,300 in public assistance checks for her.
Kimora Monique Simon

This wasn’t true, however. Subsequent investigation revealed that Kimora’s relatives hadn’t seen her at all in over a year. Her parents had given conflicting explanations for her disappearance, and Khairy’s girlfriend of eight months had never met her.

Kimora’s older siblings were removed from home and placed in protective custody in a foster home. In December, Erika and Khairy were both charged with felony murder, child abuse, evidence tampering and lying to police.

In the summer of 2018, Khairy and Erika both made plea agreements with the court. Erika pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and was sentenced to a 15 to 40 years in prison. Khairy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 12 to 40 years.

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In court, they admitted they beat Kimora to death after a toilet training accident, wrapped her body in a white plastic trash bag and took it away from the apartment in a backpack. Khairy said he buried her body by a set of railroad tracks near their apartment complex. An extensive search turned up no clues. However, police think it’s possible Kimora’s body was removed from its grave by animals.

Erika read a letter she read to the judge before receiving her sentence, stating, “I cannot tell you express how sorry I am to everyone for what has happened during this situation,” but did not actually admit guilt. Khairy also apologized to “everybody that this situation has affected” and asked for forgiveness.

Both of Kimora’s brothers are in foster care, and their foster family intends to adopt them. Foul play is obvious in Kimora’s disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency: Henrico County Police 804-501-5000.

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