Above: James Swaim in 2008
Above: William Swaim in 2008
James Seiya and William Ryuta Swaim
Last seen in Clayton, Ohio on July 7, 2008
Vital statistics: James is a biracial (asian/white) male. He was born on December 5, 2004. Black hair, brown eyes. Was three at the time. William is a biracial (asian/white) male. He was born on December 17, 1999. Black hair, brown eyes. Was eight at the time. Both speak English and Japanese. Both are United States citizens, but James was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and William was born in Okinawa, Japan.
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Miyuki Swaim. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. At the time she was still married to their father, Kent Swaim, who she met in Japan in 1999. He says she had experienced bouts of depression and had attended anger management classes, but usually dropped out after one session. When the family lived in England, in 2003, she was recorded and substaniated to have abused Wlliam by kicking him in the chest. On the above date she asked to borrow the family car for an outing and never returned. When Kent Swiam returned home he found most of their belongings gone, including the cats. She claimed he had verbally abused her; this came about three days after the abduction and was investigated but never founded. They are believed to be in Okinawa, Japan. Swaim has occasional contact with his sons through Skype but no other form of contact with them.
Above: Miyuki Swaim in 2008
Vital statistics: Asian (Japanese) female. Born on December 5, 1966. Black hair, brown eyes. She may wear glasses. She speaks English and Japanese. She may go by her maiden name, "Miyazato." Was forty-two at the time.
If you have any information as to the Swamim childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 937-225-4357. Any information recieved can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Ohio Missing Children
Dayton Daily News
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