WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Nearly three years have passed with no sign of Vincent Moore. The four-month-old was last seen in July 2015 with his father, Gary Moore Jr.
"It was late in the evening. At the time we started interviewing all family members," recalls Lt. Todd Ojile, with the homicide division of the Wichita Police Department.
He remembers the night he started working Vincent's case. He says it was 19 days after he was last seen.
"That is very difficult to get into something where a child has been missing three weeks and then you're called in and trying to locate them," said Ojile.
Eyewitness News spoke to Vincent's mom, Michelle Mendez at the time. She told us she dropped off Vincent and his two-year-old brother with their dad on June 5 for a weekend visit. She says she couldn't find him after that.
Police say Vincent's dad took the kids to Texas but came back to Wichita around July 9. A neighbor reported seeing Vincent with his dad on July 11 in the 3100 block of S. Hydraulic. Two weeks later, Moore was stopped and arrested on unrelated warrants. The two-year-old was with him but Vincent was not.
"I guess he had been telling people I had the baby and I haven't," said Michelle in a 2015 interview.
Gary Moore agreed to talk to us from jail two months after Vincent's disappearance. We asked what he thought happened to Vincent.
"I think she just has him stashed away," said Moore, referring to Michelle.
Moore told us he dropped Vincent off with Michelle after returning from Texas. We also asked if he thought Vincent was alive.
"He better be. That's all I want to think about," said Moore.
Police say at this point, Vincent is likely dead.
"We believe Vincent is no longer with us. And that is why the case has remained with the homicide section," said Ojile.
We asked if there is evidence pointing to Vincent's murder.
"We don't know how he died. That's the problem with this case. We know he disappeared, there are theories out there and we're still looking at them but we don't have any evidence how he died or where he is at this time."
Some people believe Vincent is still alive. Police say finding him will take some new piece of information. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.