Family Continues Search for Missing Baby

By Brooks Hooley - 21Alive

Credit: RTV6

Family Continues Search for Missing Baby

August 31, 2014 Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 8:11 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- The family of a missing baby says they plan to organize their own search effort after police searches drew to a close Saturday.

Six-week-old Delano Wilson's family said they will begin their own search effort on Sunday at noon near the train tracks by the intersection of Oliver and Harding Streets.

Indiana State Police canceled the Amber Alert at the request of the IMPD on Friday just before 7:00 p.m., but officers said they will still investigate the disappearance.

The Amber Alert initially went out at about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, eight hours after 23-year-old Willie Wilson told police his son had been taken by a man and woman who knocked him out in an alley near his home just west of downtown Indianapolis.

Family and community members gathered Saturday evening for a prayer vigil for the missing child.

"Every minute is critical and every second that he's gone gets harder and harder, but we're staying strong so we can get him back," said the child's great aunt Lethrice Hamilton. "This is a helpless baby. He can't speak for himself, he can't fend for himself, he can't pick up a phone or dial a number. He can't do anything, so it's up to us to do it for him."




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.