Family, friends release balloons in memory of Lucas Hernandez
Search groups and family members remembered Lucas Hernandez during a balloon release near Benton on Memorial Day.
Both of the boy's parents were at the release. Jonathan Hernandez thanked the search groups for looking for his son. Lucas' mom, Jamie Orr, was also there to pay tribute to her five-year-old son.
Nearly 100 people came out to launch the balloons, pray and remember Lucas at Andover Road and K-254, they say the spot is special to them.
A Newton grandma told KWCH her six-year-old grandson has followed Lucas' story since he disappeared. She brought him to the release, hoping it would bring him some closure.
Before the release, Jonathan Hernadez released a statement thanking those who helped search for, and ultimately find Lucas. He said, now, his focus is on laying his young son to rest.
Read the entire statement below.
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