Prior missing child cases remembered as search for Lucas Hernandez continues

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) As the search for Lucas Hernandez continues, one family can't help but remember their own little boy they reported missing last year.

"It makes me angry," said Carol Brewer, aunt of Evan Brewer. "It makes me angry. It make me bitter with the system. It make me bitter with the people that are supposed to be doing something about it."

Brewer knows all too well what it's like to miss a child.

"I just can't believe it's happening again," she said.

Her nephew, Evan Brewer, was found dead after his family reported him missing last year.

"There's a lot of similarities, and there's a lot of background history that is the same," said Brewer. "The abuse allegations, DCF involvement, even possibly police involvement with the families. Calls being made, and I don't want to say nothing done about it because I don't know what DCF did or did not do, but possibly not enough at this point from what we see."

In both cases, family told us they had contacted DCF. It's why Brewer wants to change the law.

"If the child cannot be found, and they're not at that house, we don't want it to where you can't any longer not open that door," said Brewer. "They have the rights to go in as long as there's suspected abuse to these children, and that's where we were failed. Well, we were failed more than that."

Police spent the week searching parks for Lucas, but they still have not found him. Brewer knows more than most how his family is feeling.

"They're probably thinking what is he thinking? How is he feeling right now? Is he crying out for us, or was he crying out for us? You don't know. You don't know if somebody has him," said Brewer.