WICHITA, Kan. - The search for missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez has entered day 11.
Hernandez was reported missing on February 17 by his stepmother, Emily Glass. Glass was arraigned this week on one count of child endangerment.
She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 13. Glass had reported last seeing Lucas around 3 p.m. before she says she took a shower and fell asleep.
On Tuesday, Wichita Police were called shortly before 5 p.m. to Chapin Park, located near Hydraulic and MacArthur after a passerby spotted rock and disturbed ground and contacted 911. Officers and a canine from Sedgwick County Emergency Management searched the area, but found nothing that was connected to the case.
During Wednesday's daily media briefing, Officer Charley Davidson said police have already conducted a thorough search of parks in connection the Hernandez's disappearance. Davidson says that search involved over 100 personnel conducting grid searches, along with horses, drones, and technology.
On Tuesday, police said they did not plan to conduct any further searches unless the receive a new tip or evidence, but they are continuing to review the information that they do have. They ask anyone who has information or has seen anything suspicious, to contact the tip line at 316-383-4661.
Police say they welcome private search groups, but they do have some guidelines they would like them to follow.
If someone does find something suspicious, Police say it's important not to disturb the item. Note the time it was found and immediately call 911.
They also ask that search groups get permission from property owners before searching private property.