old unsolved after 47 years,Andy, who was in the fifth grade at Jefferson Elementary School, lived at 4600 Stanford, a corner house tucked into a quiet neighborhood not far from what today is Southwest Parkway. That part of town has developed a lot since the early 1960s when it was a newer suburban area still surrounded by dairy and pasture land.Andy was home with his brother Donald, who was older by a year, that morning while their mother, Ellen, a nurse, was working.nikestefanjanoskimaxaustralia The boys stepfather, William Sims, was in the National Guard and had been called up with the 49th Armored Division to go to Fort Polk, La., during the Berlin crisis.
Saturday morning dawned with fog ghosting across Wichita Falls, but about the time Andy dressed for winter in a coat and knit cap was said to have gone outside to play early in the afternoon, bits of blue sky were starting to peek through the clouds.Any other day, Andy might have ridden his bicycle; but on that day, it was broken.The temperature broke briefly from the colder, drizzly weather that had settled over the area. The mercury spiked into the 50s before frigid winds rattled it down to freezing by nike magista the next morning. The cold would seize the city for days, the chill not nike basketball shoes letting up as volunteers, many summoned by pleas on television broadcasts, joined law enforcement and emergency workers in massive but fruitless searches for Andy.
That same Saturday, hundreds of miles away in California, Steve Douglass turned 2, unaware as he would be for decades that Andy Sims existed, and that Andy was his older half brother.Growing up, Douglass knew his father had been married before. He knew his father had a son,http://www.nikestefanjanoskimaxaustralia.nu Donald, but didn come across the first mention of Andy until he started researching his family history after his father, Donald Ace Douglass Sr., who is Andy biological father, died in 2001.Steve Douglass, who lives in Gahanna, Ohio, and is retired from the police force there, traveled to Wichita Falls this year with longtime colleague and friend Becky Wolfe to see what they might be able to learn about Andy life and disappearance.