Lucas Hernandez parents speak about the search for their son

Published: Feb. 24, 2018 at 10:18 PM CST
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"I don't want him to be afraid and it's so helpless as a parent to not be able to want to comfort your children when they're afraid or hurt or scared and just want to be back home."

Seven days without any sign of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez.

"Lucas has grown into a respectful, compassionate, caring and adventurous brother and son," says his father, Jonathan Hernandez.

"If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he's always said like his daddy,"adds Jamie Orr, his mother.

Jamie and Jonathan recall the moment they learned their son was missing while under his stepmothers care.

"I don't think anybody or any parent is prepared to receive that phone call and then automatically believe it's happening. Somedays I still don't," says Jonathan.

The investigation surrounding Lucas' disappearance immediately turned to the family.

"I had no indications this would even be a possibility for my son, my family my life. I'll probably have that question till the day that I die about it, regardless of how many answers I get," Jonathan says.

Jamie and Jonathan spent the last week working closely with police and lay some rumors to rest.

"I've been fully cooperative and I've done everything that's been asked of me and I think anybody that knows me knows the kind of person I am or the kind of father I am. I think if they did i don't think they would ever say anything about me or my family," adds Jonathan.

Both say they want the public to continue their dedication to helping find their son.

"Nobody knows our little boy, but to them it's their little boy and I think everybody should think like that because its never you until it happens to you," says Jonathan.

Jonathan, shares the following message for Lucas, "We're searching for you. and we're not going to stop looking for you and we do love you very much and we cant wait for you to come home."

Emily Glass, Lucas' stepmother is being held at Sedgwick County jail under two child endangerment charges with one directly connected to Lucas,but neither Jonathan and Jamie wanted to comment about it as it's regarding an active investigation,asking to instead, keep the focus on finding Lucas and reporting any tips about him to police.