“No one has ever been charged for not seeing” – a video essay on the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy
The parents of a toddler whose body was found in the trunk of a car are pleading for justice.
The boy was last seen by his father in a parking lot at a nearby mall in April, after he failed to show up for a scheduled appointment with his grandmother, a police report said.
A photo of the boy was found on the dashboard of the car, and the parents say he’s been missing for at least a year.
The boy’s grandmother was supposed to visit him the day after his disappearance, but the parents said she never returned home.
“No one in our family has ever seen him,” the parents, who cannot be identified because they fear retaliation, told The Associated Press.
“This is not about me, this is about him.
He’s my baby, he deserves to be taken care of.
It’s been six months.
I want justice.”
The parents also want the city of Houston to investigate the death of their son and the case to be opened with a criminal investigation.
The Houston Police Department said in a statement it is not releasing any further information about the case until the investigation is complete.
In the meantime, the parents are asking for help finding their son’s remains.
“We want answers,” one of them told The AP.
“There’s no way we can do this alone.”
A message left with the Houston Police Dept. was not immediately returned.