In December of 2005, two-year-old Hevin was in the temporary care of his aunt Tonya Sloan. Hevin's grandparents last saw him alive on December 15, 2005 and he was supposed to be returned to his mother Amy Ardella Jenkins on Christmas Eve.
On December 23, 2005, Amy was supposed to pick up Hevin from Tonya, but Tonya never showed up & she avoided contacting Amy or other relatives for the next few days.
On December 26, 2005, Tonya reported that Hevin had been kidnapped. She said that her car was parked at a BP gas station at State Route 34 and Hospital Drive in Hurricane, West Virginia when the car was stolen with Hevin inside.
Twenty-five minutes later, the car turned up in a nearby parking lot behind Putnam General Hospital, but Hevin wasn't in the car & the police began to doubt Tonya's story.
When confronted by the police, Tonya said Hevin had a medical emergency and died on December 15, 2005. A few days later, she and her boyfriend, Anthony Milam disposed of Hevin's body by tying it to a tire rim, putting it in a garbage bag and threw it off a bridge into the Ohio River near the Ohio/West Virginia border.
Tonya Sloan and Anthony Milam were later charged with first-degree murder. Anthony told the police that Hevin didn't die of natural causes; Tonya drowned him after he had soiled himself.
Anthony pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in Hevin's murder and he was sentenced to a year in jail. Tonya pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and admitted to causing Hevin's death & she was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Hevin's body has never been located and foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
Hevin is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair, hazel eyes, is 3'1 and weighs 34 pounds. He has a small scar on the bottom of his left foot. He has autism and is non-verbal.