Police Search Landfill For Missing Zion Baby

Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 10:14 PM CDT
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The search for 5-month old Joshua Summeries took a grim turn Friday, as officers turned their attention to a landfill. Lauren Jiggetts reports on the latest efforts to find the baby, who’s been missing since Wednesday .

The search for 5-month old Joshua Summeries took a grim turn Friday, as officers turned their attention to a landfill. Lauren Jiggetts reports on the latest efforts to find the baby, who’s been missing since Wednesday .

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The Zion Police Department is searching a landfill Friday in their investigation into the disappearance of 5-month-old Joshua Summeries.

The search is taking place at Zion Landfill at 701 Greenbay Road. According to a message posted on the police department's Facebook page, more than 50 law enforcement officers and two trained dogs are combing the landfill.

Summeries went missing on Wednesday, prompting authorities from several law enforcement agencies to converged on a Zion neighborhood to search for the boy, who they said vanished under "suspicious circumstances."

Police also continued to search alleys and garbage cans near the boy's home as well on Friday.

On Thursday, Zion officials said they feared the worst as they continued their search.

Zion Chief of Police Wayne Brooks said Thursday that he had hoped for resolution in the case by Thursday evening or Friday morning.

The boyfriend of the boy's mother has been questioned in the case and is considered a "person of interest." 

Officials stress that the case appears to be an isolated incident and that there's no danger to the public.

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