Wichita - Today marks day 14 in the search for Lucas Hernandez. The five-year-old boy was first reported missing just after 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 17. At that time, he was reported to have been last seen around 3:00 pm that day in his bedroom in his home in the 600 block of South Edgemoor.
As the search for Hernandez enters day 14 today, community members are planning a vigil. A motorcycle ride will begin at Boston Park at 5:00 pm and a prayer vigil will start there at 7:00 pm. Organizers are asking the public to bring candles to participate.
There will also be activities like creating green ribbons and painted rocks. Organizers say their goal is to help find Lucas.
In the days since the boy went missing, 26-year-old Emily Glass, who was caring for Lucas and is in a relationship with the boy's biological father, was arrested on charges of child endangerment. The charges involved two children. She was arrested on Wednesday, February 21 and held at Sedgwick County Jail since.
On that day, the investigation into this case became a criminal investigation. A public search for Hernandez took place on February 26.
Wichita Police have searched parks in the area including Harrison Park, Grove Park, Chapin Park, and Chisholm Creek Park. They have worked with the FBI and their Child Abduction Rapid Deployment -- or CARD -- team.
The public is being urged to come forward with tips by calling 383-4661.
Glass made her first court appearance on February 26 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 13.
On the 10th day of the boy having been missing, Wichita Police called off public searches -- unless they receive new information.
The original description of Lucas Hernandez from February 17 is as follows:
- 60 pounds
- 4 feet tall
- brown hair
- brown eyes
- a light blue Pull-Up
- black sweatpants
- gray shirt with a bear on it
- white socks
Police ask anyone who may have information about Lucas's disappearance to call the tip line at 383-4661.