One-month-old Shawn was last seen on December 8, 2002 in Wilmington, Delaware. He had been on a weekend visitation with his father, Truman White.
On December 9, 2002, Truman went to the apartment of Shawn's mother, Tonya Graham. He did not have the baby. He told her that a woman would come by later and bring Shawn, but two hours later when no one had appeared, Truman and Tonya argued about it & Truman stabbed Tonya three times in the neck.
Truman fled the apartment before the police arrived. Tonya was hospitalized for her wounds & survived. Truman turned himself into police to face charges the next day. He still did not have Shawn and refused to say where he was. Police originally charged him with assault for his attack on Tonya, but later upgraded the charges to attempted murder.
Truman pleaded guilty to assault, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and endangering the welfare of a child. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 7 years of probation after his release.
Police suspect foul play was involved in Shawn's disappearance. They have searched Truman's home, his boat and a landfill for Shawn's remains, but have turned up no evidence thus far. Truman continues to refuse to tell what happened to Shawn and claims Tonya knows the child's whereabouts. Shawn's case remains unsolved.
Shawn has brown hair, brown eyes, thick eyebrows and long eyelashes. He was last seen wearing green & white pajamas and a gray Mickey Mouse snowsuit.