WICHITA, Kan - The parents of five-year-old Lucas Hernandez released a statement after information was released on the death of Lucas's stepmother, 27-year-old Emily Glass.
Today, Emily Glass chose to end her own life. We are deeply shocked and saddened by this turn of events.
Another mother and father have lost a child. Children have lost their mother, and a family will have to grieve someone they loved. We know from experience how heartbreaking and tragic this will be for them.
This is not the ending we would have chosen for Emily. She was the only person on this earth who could tell us what the last moments of our child’s life were like. We wanted answers and we still want justice. Our hope is that the truth will still come out, that there will be answers to the many questions we have.
Please keep Emily’s family in your thoughts and prayers, along with ours. None of us wanted or expected all this loss and devastation that has come to pass. Give both of our families’ time to process this unexpected death.
Jamie Taylor-Orr and Jonathan Hernandez
Glass led a private investigator to a body that was later identified as Lucas. The body was discovered on May 24th under a bridge in southeast Harvey County. Wichita police are still investigating, and they are still investigating the death of Emily Glass.
The Hernandez family is planning a public memorial service for Lucas, but details have not been released.