Search for missing baby continues a week later

Delano Wilson

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s been over a week since now 7-week-old baby Delano Wilson was last seen.

On Friday evening, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and Ten Point Coalition were visible again in the neighborhood. IMPD’s Southwest District even held a roving roll call there.

“We just want to let everybody in that neighborhood know, we haven’t forgotten about them. This is still a very important case to the police department. The detectives are working around the clock on that and tracking down every possible lead,” said Commander David Hofmann of the Southwest District.

“We just want to let people in that area know we are looking after them. We care about them,” he said.

The Ten Point Coalition was also out in the neighborhood for their faith walk on Friday.

The group, along with baby Delano’s father and mother, walked to the alley where the father says he was pistol-whipped before a couple ran away with his baby. The couple didn’t want to speak on camera Friday evening.

“Our presence is still to make a plea,” said Pastor Horacio Luster.

Luster said they’re hoping people will come forward with information they haven’t yet told police.

Also helping Ten Point on Friday was a family who says they know what it’s like to lose a child to violence.

“My baby sister passed away,” said 11-year-old Juanito Ewers. “I know how it feels for their family. I know how it feels for them to miss their baby.”

Over the past week and two days, IMPD has searched the neighborhood, nearby woods and a portion of the White River for baby Delano. They canceled the Amber Alert last Friday.

This Monday, they served a search warrant at the parent’s home and then Tuesday, another search.

Officers say they’ll work until they find baby Delano.

“I can tell you there are detectives and uniform officers, that’s their number one priority right now to solve that case,” said Commander Hofmann.

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