Police: Suicide notes, rifle in home where Emily Glass found dead

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update: 4:30 p.m.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says his office and local law enforcement will continue their investigation into the death and disappearance of Lucas Hernandez.

Bennett made the announcement Friday afternoon. It follows the apparent suicide Friday morning of Emily Glass, the main person of interest in the investigation.

WATCH: What does Emily Glass' death mean for Lucas Hernandez investigation?

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Update: 10:50 a.m.

Wichita police say they are investigating the death of 27-year-old Emily Glass.

Glass was a person of interest in the death and disappearance of five-year-old Lucas Hernandez, her live-in boyfriend's son.

Police say around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, Glass' boyfriend, Jonathan Hernandez, called 911 to report she had committed suicide in a home located in the 600 block of South Edgemoor.

Police say three suicide notes were found in the home and a rifle was found near Glass' feet.

Her death continues to be investigated by the Wichita Police Department while her cause of death will be determined by the Sedgwick County Coroner.

Glass was arrested on May 24 after police say she led a private investigator to Lucas' body. She was released from jail days later.

Wichita police say they continue to investigate the death and disappearance of Lucas Hernandez.
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Update: 8 a.m.

The family of Lucas Hernandez released a statement in response to the apparent suicide of Emily Glass:

Today, Emily Glass chose to end her own life. We are deeply shocked and saddened by this turn of events.

Another mother and father have lost a child. Children have lost their mother, and a family will have to grieve someone they loved. We know from experience how heartbreaking and tragic this will be for them.

This is not the ending we would have chosen for Emily. She was the only person on this earth who could tell us what the last moments of our child’s life were like. We wanted answers and we still want justice. Our hope is that the truth will still come out, that there will be answers to the many questions we have.

Please keep Emily’s family in your thoughts and prayers, along with ours. None of us wanted or expected all this loss and devastation that has come to pass. Give both of our families’ time to process this unexpected death.

Sincerely,
Jamie Taylor-Orr and Jonathan Hernandez

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Sources tell Eyewitness News the body found early Friday morning in a home near Kellogg and Edgemoor is Emily Glass, the live-in girlfriend of Lucas Hernandez' father.

It's believed Glass committed suicide.

Officers responded to the home after Hernandez called police shortly before 2 a.m. He says he found a woman not breathing with a gunshot wound.

In an early morning briefing, Wichita Police on scene did not confirm Glass' identity but did say a white female was found dead inside the home where she lived with Jonathan Hernandez.

Lucas disappeared more than three months ago from his home in the 600 block of South Edgemoor. Glass told Wichita Police, Lucas was missing when she woke up from a nap.

On May 24th, Glass led private investigator David Marshburn to Lucas' body in a ditch in Southeast Harvey County.

She was initially held on a charge of interfernce with law enforcement and obstruction, but was released from the Sedgwick County Jail without charges.

This is a developing story. Look for the latest on the KWCH 12 app and on Eyewitness News This Morning.