One Year Later, Family Renews Plea for Help in Search for Missing Indiana Woman, Toddler - NBC Chicago

One Year Later, Family Renews Plea for Help in Search for Missing Indiana Woman, Toddler

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    One Year Later, Family Renews Plea for Help in Search for Missing Indiana Woman, Toddler

    Family members haven’t given up hope in the search for a young woman with a developmental disability who disappeared without a trace along with her 2 year-old nephew a year ago in northwest Indiana. Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016)

    Family members haven’t given up hope in the search for a young woman with a developmental disability who disappeared without a trace along with her 2 year-old nephew a year ago in northwest Indiana.

    Diamond Bynum, now 22, and her nephew King Walker, now 3, went missing from their Gary home July 25, 2015. Bynum is said to be developmentally disabled, with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, according to family members.

    But authorities said they couldn’t issue an Amber Alert because King was in the care of an adult.

    “I feel like my life has been on pause a year,” said King’s mother Ariana Walker.

    Gary police say they have “exhausted any and all leads” they’ve received.

    “Unfortunately there have been no new tips, leads or developments in the last 6 months,” said Cpl. Douglas Drummond with the Gary Police Department.

    Still, family members believe the two are still out there.

    “I have no ideas where they are, but I believe they are alive,” said Bynum’s father Eugene Bynum Jr.

    Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Gary Police Department at (219) 881-1210 or the crime tip line at (866) CRIME-GP.

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