Published: Sun, May 27, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Police Chief Says Body Found Likely That Of Missing Boy

Police Chief Says Body Found Likely That Of Missing Boy

The Sedgwick County coroner's office has identified the body of a child as that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez. A thorough exam of evidence continues, according to officer Charley Davidson. His cause and manner of death wasn't discussed in the police department's e-mail. But Ramsay said it was likely the body because Glass took the investigator, David Marshburn of North Carolina, there and because of other information revealed during the investigation.

Marshburn told CrimeOnline he found the remains Lucas after getting information from Glass.

Lucas was first reported missing on February 17 by his stepmother, Emily Glass.

According to Sheila Medlam, an organizer of a search group for Lucas, Marshburn told her that Glass told him "she put Lucas to bed Friday night (Feb. 16) and when she woke up Saturday morning (Feb. 17), he was dead". Authorities, however, didn't believe he had walked away from his South Edgemoor home on his own and said there was no sign he had been abducted.

Ramsay said Lucas' stepmother, Emily Glass, led a private investigator to a culvert under a bridge near Southeast 96th Street and Woodlawn on Thursday evening. She was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 10:34 p.m. and remains there in lieu of $250,000 bond. Marshburn then found the boy buried under the bridge in shallow water. She's been missing from Maize for more than a year.

Marshburn is from Smithfield, North Carolina and he was hired by the father of Lucas, Jonathan Hernandez. She has not been charged in the boy's disappearance, but Bennett previously said she is a person of interest in the case.

Glass, who has a one-year-old daughter, reported Lucas missing from their rental home on February 17. "We will love you and miss you always Lucas Allen!" He lived there with Glass; his father, Jonathan Hernandez, and Glass' 1-year-old daughter. Prosecutors alleged she smoked marijuana before driving the child to a restaurant. Sheriff Gay said that process could take a day or two.

SEDGWICK COUNTY - The stepmother of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez who has been missing since February is back in jail. The requested charges included interference with law enforcement officer and obstruction.

Law enforcement authorities have not confirmed that a body found in Harvey County Thursday is the missing boy.

After doing a couple loads of laundry, watering plants, and cleaning her daughter's bottle, Glass made the children lunch.

Glass is now behind bars on obstruction charges as authorities wait the for the autopsy results of the boy's remains.

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