Seven-year old Timothy was last seen at his aunt's home at a housing project, Lafayette High Rise Apartment Complex, in the 1000 block of Orleans Street in Baltimore, Maryland on September 11, 1992.
He was playing with friends on the third floor of the building at the time he was last seen. Timothy walked downstairs for a frozen cup and never returned.
Timothy's mother's former boyfriend, Keith M. Garrett, was charged with kidnapping and extortion in October 1992. He was 22 years old at the time. Kevin is not Timothy's father, but he fathered her younger half-sister. He called his mother on October 1st and said he had Timothy. He told her Timothy would be returned to her if she handed over custody of their daughter.
Kevin was arrested near the intersection of Aisquith Street and Orleans Street in Baltimore (which was the alleged location of the exchange of siblings). In addition, a witness saw him with Washington after Timothy's abduction.
Kevin didn't have Timothy with him at the time of his arrest and said he had nothing to do with his disappearance. He plead guilty to extortion and received an 18-month suspended sentence. Later, the kidnapping charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
In December of 2003, Kevin was charged with kidnapping Timothy and causing his death. An individual who had been incarcerated with him stated Kevin confessed to Timothy's murder. Kevin allegedly told the witness that he had kidnapped Timothy, taped his mouth shut, hid him in a shed and returned later to find him dead.
In May of 2006, Kevin entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder in connection with Timothy's case. (An Alford plea means Garrett doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict him at trial.)
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he has not revealed the location of Timothy's body after the plea agreement.
Timothy has never been located. He has a speech impediment and his nickname is Timmy. He was last seen wearing light blue sweatpants or sweat shorts with yellow and white stripes, a black sweat jacket with pink and red prints and black Nike sneakers.