Court documents: Family tried to get help for Evan Brewer before disappearance

Documents provided to FactFinder 12 Tuesday show the family of 3-year-old Evan Brewer was very concerned and tried to get him help from police and state agencies before the boy was reported missing in April.

The family says the remains of a small child found inside a home in south Wichita Saturday are those of Evan Brewer. Wichita police say this is likely the case, although they have not confirmed the identity of the remains found in a concrete structure.

Documents say Evan's family tried to get him help last year but were unsuccessful. This raises questions if more could have been done to save the 3-year-old boy.

Evan Brewer's father, Carlo Brewer went to police in March, saying he had not seen his son in nearly a month. But court documents claim there were signs of trouble much earlier.

A Protection from Abuse Order (PFA), filed by Carlo Brewer in May on behalf of his young son, says since July 2016, there were multiple reports of abuse made to the Department for Children and Families.

The PFA says Evan had been seen with injuries and wearing dirty clothes. It also says there were 911 calls about Evan being abused in the care of his mother, Miranda Miller.

Another document claims Miller's boyfriend, Stephen Bodine beat Miller and Evan so severely, they needed CPR.

Wichita police say they tried several times to serve the PFA couldn't find Miller or Evan.

We still don't know how the three-year-old died, but documents show someone wanted to help him, long before the child's remains were found.