WICHITA, Kan. It's been 19 days since 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez was reported missing. Police, search groups and community members have not uncovered any signs in the search for the boy, but hope remains.
Thursday night, several dozen people gathered for a vigil outside the boy's home on South Edgemoor. Those gathered at the vigil holding candles and signs, are hoping for answers. And they say they will keep asking questions.
One of the people they want answers from is Lucas' stepmother, Emiliy Glass. Glass is in the Sedgwick County Jail, charged with one count of child endangerment for a situation involving a different child.
At about 6 p.m. Feb. 17, Glass reported Lucas missing. Police say Glass says she woke up from a nap and could not find the 5-year-old boy. She says the last she'd seen of him was about 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Thursday's vigil started and ended with a prayer as the search for LUcas continues..
Sheila Medlam who organized Thursday spoke on how Lucas' case is impacting the community.
"I think it has already changed Wichita," she says. "Every day, every person I see online in the Wichita area, the first thing they ask is, 'where is he?'" Medlam says. "We will leave the punishment up to the justice system. We just want to bring this boy home."