(INDIANAPOLIS) - Crime scene investigators searched for more than eight hours Monday night the parents' home of a 1-month-old baby who went missing last week.
Eyewitness News WTHR spoke to one of the family members who said the house was ransacked inside. Numerous things were taken, including the seat to the baby's swing and a large patch of carpet from one of the rooms.
Officer Rafael Diaz, a spokesman for IMPD, said the service of a search warrant late Monday in the 500 block of Chase St. is "part of the long, ongoing investigation" of missing Delano Wilson.
Diaz said the search was part of the investigative process and was not connected to new information in the case.
When police arrived Monday night, they escorted the family members, including the baby's parents, out of the home.
IMPD said Monday morning that the department's primary focus remains on finding 6-week-old Delano Wilson.
The 1-month old went missing last Wednesday when his father said he was walking along a nearby alley carrying the baby and a couple attacked him and snatched Delano out of his arms.
"We continue to, in smaller patterns, search the area," the IMPD said. "We continue our public and internal announcements in search for Delano. We continue to ask the public for leads or information. We have no new plans for a massive search at this time, but if new information is discovered that could change."
Neighbors of Delano Wilson's family say they are at their wit's end.
"I just want to know if he's in there alive," one neighbor said. "Everybody out here has at least searched their trash can or their backyard for the baby from day one and we just want to know if he's alive and if he's not then and he's not in there, then we need to keep on looking for him."
Since Delano was first kidnapped, an Amber Alert was issued and then dismissed shortly after.
Police have searched the nearby White River and have combed the nearby woods by air and on the ground with searchers and tracking dogs. At one point, police said they picked up the scent of Delano and or his father, but so far police have yet to find the missing baby.Delano's father, Willie Wilson, was questioned immediately after he reported the baby missing and the mother, Taniasha Perkins, was questioned for about seven hours.
Again, police said this is all part of the process.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.
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