It has now been eight days since five-year-old Lucas Hernandez was reported missing in Wichita, Kansas. Despite a flood of publicity and social media presence, all leads have come up empty. Lucas’ stepmom, Emily Glass, reported him missing on Saturday, February 17 at about 6:15 pm. According to Glass, Lucas was last seen three hours prior in his bedroom before she took a shower and then fell asleep. Glass was subsequently arrested on Wednesday on two counts of child endangerment, relating to the disappearance. There have been little details regarding the arrest released to the public because this is an active investigation. Officials have not commented on where Lucas’ father, Jonathan Hernandez, was when Lucas was reported missing. Because police found no evidence of an abduction, there was no Amber Alert activated.
Thus far, police have been focusing their search for Lucas in Chisolm Creek Park. Authorities initially searched the park on Monday, just two days after the disappearance, but a new tip led them to search the park again on Friday. Law enforcement officials came up empty both times. More than 100 officials have been assigned to the case, including officers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Sedgwick County Sherrif’s Office.
Lucas has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a gray shirt with a bear on it, black sweats, and white socks. Born on December 3, 2012, Lucas stands approximately four feet tall and weighs around 60 pounds. Police are asking for anyone who has information about the disappearance to call 316-383-4661, even if the detail may seem insignificant. Officials are also encouraging the public to keep sharing pictures of Lucas online.