20-year-old's body found by park rangers, coroner rules homicide

20-year-old's body found by park rangers in Fairfield days after she was reported missing
Published: Dec. 15, 2014 at 7:48 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2014 at 6:41 PM EST
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FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Coroner has ruled the death of a 20-year-old Fairfield woman a homicide after park rangers on Sunday found her body, according to Fairfield Police.

Authorities said the body of De'Asia Sims, of Middletown, was located around 9:40 p.m. near an entrance to the Bolton Water Works Plant off Lick Road.

Police confirmed on Tuesday that the coroner ruled Sims' death a homicide but did not reveal further details about the case.

Sims' mother, Seletta Wilson, reported her daughter missing on Saturday, according to police records. Wilson told police that her daughter had left her house on 10th Avenue in Middletown around 1 p.m. Friday, saying that she was going to a cousin's house but the cousin said she never showed up.

Wilson said Sims' car was found abandoned by a Hamilton County sheriff's deputy on Friday, according to official records. Wilson said the deputy reported that her daughter's purse and other belongings were inside the car when it was found.

"I haven't been able to eat since Friday and I haven't been able to sleep," said Wilson. "I knew something was wrong because she would always tell me 'mommy I'm here' or answer me and she didn't."

Wilson also told police that she tried to contact Sims several times but her phone was going directly to voicemail. She said that is uncommon for Sims and her daughter would usually at least text her back.

"My heart is broken, that's my only girl," Wilson said.

According to the missing persons report, Wilson thought her daughter might be hanging out with a boyfriend in Colerain but she called him and he said he hasn't seen her in about a week.

Wilson says her daughter graduated from Middletown High School and was attending Butler Tech where she was studying to become a dental assistant.

"She was not a bad girl, did not deserve this, never got in trouble, nothing," she said. "And she graduated from school and was in college, just a beautiful girl."

Although police are still investigating the circumstances behind Sims' death, family members want answers.

"I have no idea who done this to my child and I'm not going to stop until justice is served," Wilson said.

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