Mother demands answers about son's death

Monday, August 18th 2008, 10:30 pm
By: News 9

By Dave Jordan, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The mother of a missing Blain County man is still desperate for answers three years after her son's disappearance.

The 29-year-old was last seen in 2005. In the last three weeks, two people have been arrested for Donovan Nimmo's murder, but his body has not been recovered.

Donovan Nimmo's mother, Donna, said he was a troubled man. He spent the last 12 years of his life either on drugs or in and out of prison.

"When he got out of prison July 22, 2004, he told me he wouldn't see his 30th birthday," Donna Nimmo said. "I didn't believe him."

It was six months later, Donovan Nimmo was dead.

"All I want is for Mike Wood to tell me where my son's remains are," Donna Nimmo said. "That's what I want."

For the first time in three years, Donna Nimmo may be closer to getting the information. On August 14, Michael Wayne Wood was arrested near Grand Junction, Colo.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said the 32-year-old was last seen with Donovan at a trailer in Watonga, Okla.

Inspector Steve Neuman was in Colorado when Wood was taken into custody.

"Drugs were involved maybe some other miscellaneous property, but we still don't have a real clear motive as to why," Neuman said.

Jennifer Durbin was also taken into custody. Donna Nimmo said she believes she is largely responsible for her son's death. Donna Nimmo said she will continue to push for the truth about what happened to her son Donovan, even though she does not condone the life he led.

"He made bad choices, I know he did," Donna Nimmo said. "That's still my son."

Durbin and Wood both face first-degree murder charges in relation to Donovan Nimmo's death.

Wood is still in a Colorado jail. His extradition hearing is scheduled for Thursday.