Hunt For The Lost Child: Kansas Police Continue To Search For Any Evidence Of The Missing Boy
February 20, 2018 17:04 By Fabiosa
A 5-year-old boy got lost in Wichita, Kansas since last Saturday afternoon.
Wichita police received a call at around 6:15 p.m. from a woman who is concerned about her little stepson missing. Lucas Hernandez was last seen by his stepmother at 3 p.m. when she went out of the shower and got a short nap.
The law enforcement officers immediately rushed to search around the local neighborhood, backyards, and nearby park.
Police involved dogs in searching for any pieces of evidence of the kidnapping, but nothing similar has been detected.
The boy’s distant relatives describe Lucas’ poor welfare. His great aunt has even contacted the Kansas Department of Children and Families once but received no further answer from the agency.
The stepmother’s cousin has given a recent interview where she describes the missing boy’s parents:
Very distraught. Very upset. Devastated. I mean, can you imagine. They're just very worried about his safety. It's cold out. We don't know where he's at.
On Monday, February 19, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has organized its Child Action Rapid Deployment team to help in the search, while the Wichita Police Department has opened its Emergency Operation Command Center.
The Kansas Department for Children and Families says that in case the agency has any information, they will share it with law enforcement, providing them with any necessary help. It urges anyone with the information on this child's disappearance to contact local police departments immediately.